BOSTON, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boston Celtics and Old Mutual Asset Management (OMAM) teamed up to provide hot and healthy meals to women and children in need at Rosie's Place today. The meals were prepared by members of the Celtics and Old Mutual employees, and served by Celtics President, Rich Gotham, Celtics Player, Avery Bradley, and Old Mutual Executives, Linda Gibson and Chris Hadley.
"Our partnership with Old Mutual has been tremendous. Our organizations share a common mission to give back to the community, especially to families who need an extra hand around the holidays," Rich Gotham said. "Providing assistance to these Boston families at this time of year strengthens the meaning of the holidays for all of us."
The event Monday kicked off a week-long volunteer effort that includes Old Mutual and Celtics employees serving meals at Rosie's Place daily. Both companies also are holding food drives throughout the week and hope to collect 4,000 non-perishable food items to be donated. This is the third year that Old Mutual and the Celtics have teamed up to work with Rosie's Place.
"Old Mutual makes it a priority to support Boston's needy and vulnerable citizens throughout the year, including the women and children served by Rosie's Place. It's a timely reminder that helping one another is the foundation to building a community. Our continued partnership with the Celtics and Rosie's Place during the holiday season reinforces the tremendous power of sharing and giving back," said Gibson.
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About Old Mutual Asset Management
Old Mutual Asset Management is a global multi-boutique investment organization, managing and growing a diverse portfolio of asset managers that serve institutional investors around the world. The assets under management of OMAM's affiliated investment firms were $216.7 billion as of September 30, 2012. OMAM is the name through which Old Mutual (US) Holdings Inc. conducts its U.S. asset management business. Its parent company is London-based Old Mutual plc. More information about OMAM, its member firms, and their investment teams and strategies, is available at www.oldmutualus.com.
About The Boston Celtics
A charter member of the Basketball Association of America (which evolved into the National Basketball Association) since 1946, the Boston Celtics have won a record 17 NBA Championships, including eight (8) in a row from 1959-1966, and have won NBA titles in three different eras. In addition, 35 former Celtics players, management or staff have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In December 2002 the team returned to local ownership for the first time since 1963. For more information on the Celtics, log on to www.celtics.com.
About Rosie's Place
Since 1974, Rosie's Place has provided a safe and nurturing environment where poor and homeless women can maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. Rosie's Place has evolved from providing meals and shelter to creating permanent solutions through advocacy, education and affordable housing. Rosie's Place relies solely on the generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations and does not accept any city, state or federal funding. Learn more at www.rosiesplace.org.
SOURCE Old Mutual Asset Management