He was inducted into the club's Hall of Fame two years ago at the annual Youth of the Year celebration.
'Nashua's favorite son' Reyes runs second family field day
For several hours Saturday, kids from little tykes to young teens took part in as many of the 16 different activities as they could, racing from one to the other event set up on the Nashua West Little League Ghd Curling Wand Amazon
"He's Nashua's favorite son," she said.
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NASHUA Nashua's Kendall Reyes didn't suddenly become the gregarious, gracious young man he is when he achieved his goal of being a starting defensive end in the National Football League.
"We've been friends since seventh grade. He was a great kid then, and he's a great guy now," said 25 year old Carlos Perez, one of a small army Beats Icon of volunteers who turned out to help coordinate Saturday's second annual Reyes Family Field Day in Nashua. Family Field Day, an acronym that describes the mission of Reyes, a Nashua High School North graduate who also starred at University of Connecticut before the San Diego Chargers selected him in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft.
"Kendall's just a really nice guy," said Pinet, who, Rose Gold Ghd Hair Straightener
"I wanted to do something for my hometown," Reyes said when he launched the inaugural field day last June at Stellos Stadium. "I want everyone in the area to just go out and have a fun day."
Nashua resident Kate Pinet, who said she just recently signed up her young son for the Boys Girls Club, met and befriended Reyes when the two were sophomores at Nashua High North.
like Perez, came to the field day to volunteer. "It's so great to see him maintain his Nashua roots.
fields next to the Boys Girls Club of Greater Nashua.
The club, along with Nashua Police Athletic League, is the benefactor of Reyes's brainchild, which he said he came up with after tossing around several ideas.
a Nashua kid, who went through Nashua schools, taking time to come back home to help kids," Bouthilette said, calling Reyes "a great advocate" for after school programs and organizations like the club and Nashua PAL.
Boys Girls Club marketing and special events director Bridget Cooley said Reyes is a former club member who has remained a huge supporter.
It stands for "Re Engaging Youth through Exercise and Sport," precisely what the rock solid, 6 foot, 4 inch 300 pounder had in mind for kids growing up in the city from which he hails.
Reyes' success on the gridiron, which propelled him from Nashua to Connecticut to San Diego before his 23rd birthday, makes an impression on today's club members, Cooley said.
"He's just a special person in so many ways," Boys Girls Club Executive Director Norm Bouthilette said as he watched Reyes, wearing a big grin and surrounded by scores of kids, call out the names of prize winners in his booming voice.
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