“The Truth” is coming to the SouthCoast, as 10-time NBA All-Star Paul Pierce will make a special appearance in Swansea this April.

The UMass Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research is hosting its 20th Annual Celebrity Scholarship Dinner headlined by the Boston Celtics legend on April 2, 2020, at 6 p.m. This is an opportunity to enjoy a four-course meal at the Venus de Milo in Swansea, where Pierce will speak as well as participate in a Q&A session with the crowd.

All proceeds from the Celebrity Scholarship Dinner go towards scholarships for UMass Dartmouth students. Tickets are $150 each, or $1500 per table of 10. Additionally, there is an opportunity to sponsor a scholarship recipient for $1000.

Since the Celebrity Scholarship Dinner began, the Center for Marketing Research has raised more than $200,000 for student scholarships. Celebrity guests have included local sports stars Bill Russell, David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, and Rodney Harrison.

Pierce will take the stage with donors to help award scholarships presented in the donor’s name. Scholarships are given in the amount of $1000. Professional photographs will be taken. Tickets for this event would make great holiday gifts for family and friends.

There will also be a raffle of a Paul Pierce signed jersey and a silent auction including various Boston Celtics sports memorabilia. There will be 8x10” photographs available to purchase that will be signed onsite by Pierce accompanied by a photo opportunity.

Pierce, who played 15 seasons with the Celtics, is a 10-time All-Star, NBA Champion, and NBA Finals MVP. He holds several Celtics records for scoring and is now a broadcaster for ESPN.

To purchase tickets by cash/check, please contact Shannen Pavao at spavao2@umassd.edu or (508) 910-6435.

To purchase tickets by credit card, please visit venusdemilo.com.

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