SOMERVILLE (CBS) – A special honor is coming for Somerville Olympian Phil Reavis, Sr.
The city’s Memorialization Committee voted unanimously Tuesday night to name the athletic field at the new Somerville High School after Reavis.READ MORE: 'I Felt Numb': Mother Outraged Over Dracut High School Yearbook Message Of Support For Son's Accused Killer
This will be the first place in Somerville named after a person of color. The city was first established in 1842, 179 years ago.58 At Massachusetts Schools Test Positive For COVID-19 In Last Week
He returned to Somerville to become a teacher and a mentor.
Phil Reavis Sr. is now 84 years old, lives in China and plays in a jazz band.
His family told WBZ-TV Tuesday he is “over the moon” about the city’s honor.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
A dedication ceremony is now being planned for next fall.