UNH Grad Honored at Celtics Game as 'Hero Among Us' for Halloween Fundraiser
Photo Credit: Boston Celtics, UNH grad John Downs with Celtics guards Jayson Tatum and Kyrie Irving and Knicks Guard Lance Thomas
BOSTON — A recent University of New Hampshire graduate was honored Tuesday night at the Celtics game as a Hero Among Us. The Heroes Among Us is a program started in 1997 which "honors individuals who have made an overwhelming impact in the lives of others."
Every year, John Downs creates an elaborate and theatrical Halloween display in Winchester, Massachusetts, to benefit his Halloween Helping Kids fundraiser.
Visitors from all over New England have visited Downs' display and are asked to make a donation, which benefits Children's Hospital Boston. Since 2013, Downs' displays have raised more than $28,000.
Downs majored in studio art at UNH.