Felli Makes Reece's Day
Midfielder surprises young Blue with 2013/14 Season Ticket.
Marouane Fellaini helped to make a junior Blue's day extra special when he surprised the youngster with a 2013/14 Season Ticket at Goodison Park.
Eleven-year-old Reece was excited to watch David Moyes' men in action at Wednesday's open training session but he wasn't expecting the half-term treat to end with a close encounter with one of his heroes.
After watching the players being put through their paces, Reece heard his name announced over the tannoy and quickly made his way pitchside with his grandfather as requested.
He was overwhelmed to find the Belgian international waiting for him with a Season Ticket for next term, as he was named the latest winner of the Club's Make Their Day series, which gives supporters the chance to reward their fellow deserving Blues fans.
Reece said: "I'm shocked because I didn't know what had happened. When I found out I was happy. You can't put into words how amazing it is to be an Evertonian. I'm proud that my granddad nominated me and meeting Fellaini was really cool."
Over the last 12 months, the Wallasey-born youngster has shown compassion beyond his years by helping to care for his great-grandmother during a battle with illness and offering unwavering support to his family.
His grandfather John explained: "He is the most compassionate, caring, thoughtful and loving young boy you could ever dream to meet. He has been an absolute rock for the family. We've had some bad things happen over the last year or so and he's been there to support us all the way through it. He's only a young child but the things that he has seen and things that he has done to help us is absolutely amazing.
"When his great-grandmother was taken ill, he never missed an opportunity to go and see her and to give her the support she needed. He would take her drinks, he would take her something to eat, he would hold her hand, he would tell her he loved her. He even tidied up her garden because she loved her garden. He was there every day that he could get there and he was there till the end. Most other kids would shirk away from that and run a mile but he didn't, he was there and he knew when to give us hugs when we needed them as well.
"Reece was like her caring angel and he insisted on being by her side during her last few days. He looked after her like no other child would during her last few months and has been devastated since she passed away," he added.
As a passionate young Blue, there was no better way to put a smile back on Reece's face than with a 2013/14 Season Ticket hand-delivered by his Everton hero.
He currently shares a Season Ticket with his brother and they take turns to attend Goodison with their grandfather John but Reece will now have a guaranteed seat for every home game next season.
John said: "He didn't have a clue what was going on when his name was announced over the tannoy but he's absolutely buzzing. I can see that in his little face. I can't thank Everton enough for what they've done for us. He is a special little boy.
"I'm so looking forward to bringing both my grandsons to the game next season so that we can all enjoy watching Everton push on together."
The final Make Their Day delivery will take place next week so if you know someone who deserves a special treat, simply visit evertonfc.com/maketheirday to complete the nomination form today.
Season Tickets for the 2013/14 campaign are now on sale with the Early Bird window open until midnight on Friday 19 April.
Kids under 11 can secure their Season Ticket for just £95, whilst Under 16's start from £149 and adult prices start from £427.
Supporters can save up to £96.63 on their Season Ticket if they buy before the Early Bird deadline - that equates to as many as two-and-a-half free games.
Season Tickets are on sale online here - or can be purchased by calling 0871 663 1878 or by visiting Park End box office or the Everton Two store.