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.