Shea enters Civic Engagement Hall of Fame

Tim Shea, the director of athletics at Salem State, was recently inducted into the university’s Civic Engagement Hall of Fame for his work with community partner, The Greater Salem Boys & Girls Club.

A lifelong resident of Salem, Shea has served as a board member of the Greater Salem Boys & Girls Club, worked with Girls, Inc., of Lynn, and arranged for his women’s basketball players to serve as mentors to the girls involved in this organization. He has also connected Salem State athletes to the Salem Parks and Recreation Department and had arranged for them to coach youth sports. Shea has provided free tuition to his summer basketball camp to those families who cannot afford the cost to send them to camp and he has donated sneakers to neighborhood children in need.

As a partner in the Salem Wax Museum, Shea has also provided jobs for Salem youth. According to Salem State University president Patricia Maguire Meservey, “Tim’s altruism in support of both the young men and women at the university and in the community are inspiring examples that embody both the spirit and intent of civic engagement.”

In that spirit, Salem State presented a $500 donation to the Greater Salem Boys & Girls Club.