One of Reggie Lewis’s greatest qualities – giving back to the community – couldn’t be found on the court.
Lewis was a pillar in the Boston community, giving the city’s youth a role model to look up to. The kids could relate to Lewis, and Lewis could relate to the kids. He was the older brother or father that many Boston youth didn’t have.
And of course, the biggest community event orchestrated by Lewis, the annual Thanksgiving turkey drive, in which he handed out turkeys to needy families around Boston.
“That’s what it’s all about, giving,” said Lewis. “I feel very fortunate to be in my situation so I’m just trying to give back to the community.”