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Maine Celtics to host Lewiston Strong Night on Dec. 16

A fan holding up a "Lewiston Strong" sign during a Celtics game.Maddie Schroeder/Getty

The Boston Celtics organization will honor the victims of the mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine, later this month.

The Maine Celtics, the G-League affiliate, will host “Lewiston Strong Night” on Dec. 16 during a game against the College Park Skyhawks. Players from the Portland-based team will wear special uniforms and the club will organize charity opportunities leading up to the game.

The uniforms, blue with a white border, are the colors of Lewiston High School. They feature the word “Lewiston” on the chest just above the number and “04240,” Lewiston’s zip code, on the bottom left side above a white silhouette of Maine.

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The Maine Celtics’ standard uniforms will also feature a blue “Lewiston” stripe for the remainder of the season.

Survivors of the shooting will be recognized during the game, as well as residents who are helping to elevate the Lewiston-Auburn community during its time of grief.

The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation will donate $50,000 to the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber Foundation, and $10 will also be donated from each ticket bought through this link.