RCS alum Will Reeve '07 returned to the Upper Campus today to speak with students about his career at ESPN and his work for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. In honor of the School’s one-hundredth academic year, the assembly kicked off the RCS Centennial Speaker Series – a series of talks that will give a number of alumni the opportunity to share their stories over the next 15 months.
Will’s talk focused on his personal journey, his love of sports, writing, and storytelling – all of which led to his career at ESPN where he is a contributor to SportsCenter. Will also spoke about losing both of his parents while he was a student at Rippowam Cisqua, and the importance of carrying on his parents' legacy at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Will is an Ambassador and Board Member for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, which benefits those affected by spinal cord injuries. He is also a leader of the Reeve Foundation Champions Committee, which is dedicated to fostering multigenerational involvement in the cause. In November 2016, Will raised over $38,000 for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation by running, as part of Team Reeve, in the New York City Marathon.
“You can learn more from struggle and loss than from success. That’s the time when you get to look into your own self and figure out how to overcome and get better and to grow. The best of us keep trying to grow every day.”
– Will Reeve '07, at the March 7 assembly
Will is the recipient of the 2017 Rippowam Cisqua School Distinguished Alumni Award, which was presented to him by Bill Barrett, who has been a teacher, coach, and friend to Will for many years.
To view the assembly that inspired students, faculty, alums, and parents, please click HERE.