By Ruth Thompson
Stephan Hill had no idea he had been nominated to be recognized by the Boston Celtics’ Heroes Among Us program, sponsored by the Massachusetts State Lottery. So when he received the call from the program director, he didn’t know quite what to say.
“It was just out of the blue,” he said. “I had never heard of this and started to look them up and found out it’s really cool.”
Hill was honored at the TD Garden during the March 11 game when the Celtics faced off against the Indiana Pacers. He was given four tickets to the game and took along his two sons, Jack and Henry, along with the brother who nominated him, Noah.
The Heroes Among Us Award is presented to an individual or individuals who, through their unique commitment and humanitarian spirit, have made exceptional and lasting contributions to the community.
Hill, the general manager of The Mill Wharf Restaurant, had been at work during Storm Grayson, which hit the South Shore at the beginning of January, and witnessed Scituate Harbormaster Stephen Mone fall into the harbor after Mone lost his balance while trying to secure the harbormaster boat.