Captain Christopher Reeves lifts kids up through sports
FORT MYERS, Fla. For Captain Christopher Reeves, leadership is in his blood.
When he’s at work, he’s running a tight ship at the Lee County Sheriff’s North District – bust after work it’s a whole new ballgame.
Reeves hopes to mold the lives of young teens through sports as he takes on a team of 24 kids.
Players are encouraged to use their faith and strength both on and off the field.
“Some of them come from pretty rough backgrounds, single family homes, poverty levels,” Reeves said. “If I can help keep a kid out of jail or keep a kid off drugs, that’s everything to me.”
But things changed six years ago after receiving a phone call about a player’s mother who died. That player was just 10 years old, his grades started to drop, and Reeves couldn’t sit back and watch.
“I truly believe it was the right thing to do and we saved his life,” Reeves said.
Today, he calls him son. Even today Reeves plays a huge role in the lives of each player on his team.
“We are the dads to these kids, we spend probably more time with them than their families do during the week,” Reeves said.
He doesn’t think of himself as a Superman, but to these kids, they’re on in the same.