The community is ready to honor Terrence Clarke with the unveiling of the fitness center at Roxbury Center


“I want to be that guy for everyone in town” is highlighted along the sidelines.

Celtics player Jaylen Brown greeted Brewster Academy’s Terrence Clarke at a match at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, in 2019. Tim Lang / Tim Lang Photos

The Roxbury community gathers Sunday, Nov. 21, to honor Terrence Clarke’s life and lasting legacy with a renovation and unveiling of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families’ Vine Street Community Center’s renewed gym.

Clarke, a first-year guard from Kentucky who grew up playing basketball on BCYF Vine Street, died in a car accident last spring at the age of 19.

The redesigned court will have his symbolic “TC5” logo and will have four hangers plus volleyball equipment and re-installed wall cushioning.

Clarke’s quote “I want to be the guy for everyone in town” appears along the sidelines, and a banner dedicating the right to his honor hangs over his head. A memorial, with a mural, a cupboard and laminated parquet floor, has been created just inside the club entrance.

Here’s a look at the court, courtesy of the Celtics.

The city of Boston, the Celtics, the NBA and New Balance have all teamed up to make the event possible. Clarke’s mother, Osmine Clarke, and selected young members of the local community will also attend.

After the presentation, which is scheduled for at. 3pm in Roxbury, the attending youth members will participate in basketball drills.

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