Cambridge Police Officer John “JJ” Jones was honored by the Boston Celtics on January 3rd as part of their “Heroes Among Us” program.
“The Heroes Among Us program is one of the premier community outreach programs in professional sports. Established as an initiative of the Boston Celtics in 1997, Heroes Among Us honors individuals who have made an overwhelming impact on the lives of others.”
JJ has certainly impacted countless young lives operating his Cambridge Boxing Program for at-risk teens in the Cambridge area. He started the program back in 2011 with just a few kids and it has taken off since then. JJ now regularly gets 20 plus kids during his sessions on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. While most of his students come from the Cambridge area, it is not uncommon to see students using public transportation to get to JJ’s program from as far away as Everett and Revere.
We are very proud of JJ and his program and this recognition by the Boston Celtics in their Heroes Among Us program is well deserved. Thank you for all you do JJ!!!