Michael Lewis is founder of (HHH) Holes, Hoops and Hope. He considers the basis for HHH idea to be a gift from God. The idea was born in 2012 when he began giving donuts and milk along with donated breakfast sandwiches from Burger King to the homeless and to churches in the Downtown Houston area during Thanksgiving. After running a free Friday night youth basketball sports mentoring camp with Neighborhood Centers, Inc. where he was a coach and mentor for at-risk and low income youth, Lewis developed what he said was "the faith to be able to pay it forward using the gifts that God has blessed me with".
The 61-year young energetic former basketball coach and native of the San Francisco Bay Area and pro athlete has worked in the community with various organizations including Interfaith Ministries, Meals on Wheels Seniors Program, Big Brothers and Sisters, and NAACP. He was nominated for his work in the community by the VOICE SPEAKS and is a recipient of their MAN UP AWARDS.
Michael's mission is to give young men or women a chance to attend sports camps, to provide free fitness classes for seniors, low income families, and single mothers, with a special focus on attaining educational scholarships, free health screenings and legal aid from various community organizations and mentor,groom and develop the new young business leaders and media journalists
He has 7 goddaughters ages 21 to 32 . Three who work with him on the Purple Reign Ownership Team where he is the CEO and Founder of Purple Reign Basketball Inc. He also is the Founder of Rebirth Media Networks and KRBH 97.1 in which he produces and hosts podcasts
"I pray that the work God has called me to do will inspire someone else." Lewis stated.
RE'AUNNA HENDERSON Executive Director of Program Development
Re'Aunna Henderson will be working directly with the development of the organizations program development and the sports mental development of each HHH Academy athlete and serves the HHH Executive Committee Board as a Committee Recruiter. The native of the Los Angeles Area holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and a Masters of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport and Exercise Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. Henderson has worked as a sport performance coach intern and research assistant. She also served as a Mental Performance Specialist for several high schools and collegiate athletic departments throughout Southern California.She is the also Owner and Director of Mind-U-Mental Athletic & Academic Development based out of El Paso and its a contributing Co Hostess on the RSN Sports Podcast "Street N Sports with her "The Street Mental" segment .She is also the Director of Athlete Development for the ABA and WABA Purple Reign and Lady Reign Minor League Basketball Programs
Director Of College Recruitment
Crystal Mitchell will serve as the Director Of College Recruitment and the Administrative Assistant for Holes Hoops and Hope. She is a graduate of Texas Southern University majoring with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and will oversee the recruitment of the intern from colleges in the Houston area and will multi task with the development of memberships and volunteer coordination. She also works as the Team Development Manager for the ABA and WABA Purple Reign Basketball Clubs
Executive Youth Sports Director -AAU High School Division
Chris Delaney is the Executive Youth Sports Director AAU High School Division for Holes Hoops and Hope Basketball Academy. He will oversee the coaching and athlete recruitment for AAU and TAAF/ UIL compliance The former college basketball standout at Houston Baptist University. Chris was a member of the Brenham Purple Reign ABA Mens Basketball Club and still works with the team as a national collegiate scout
He is the also Owner /Founder of Vision Basketball High School Girls Division Elite where he was a head coach and led the Lady Vision AAU program, to successful tournament high rankings in the San Antonio region He is a accomplished musician and his smooth jazz/urban soulful sounds have garnered two successful albums . The Houston native is a proud father of two daughters and married
CELENA LOEB - LEGAL LISIAON ADVISOR
Celena Loeb will serve as the Legal Advisor Liaison for Holes Hoops and Hope. She is currently taking post graduate law studeie at Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School or Law and is a graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelor of Applied Science She will oversee the legal aspects of the organization from document review to legal counseling