Oak Bluffs resident Mike DeBettencourt will be honored at Monday night’s Boston Celtics game for donating a kidney to his father in law last year.

Mr. DeBettencourt is a recipient of the Heroes Among Us award from the Celtics and the Massachusetts State Lottery. He will be honored on the court during the team’s second round playoff game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Last December Mr. DeBettencourt, the owner of DeBettencourt’s Garage, donated a kidney to his father in law, Tony daRosa. Mr. daRosa had been diagnosed with kidney failure and was in need of a transplant, and his son in law was found to be a perfect match. The medical staff at Tufts Medical Center in Boston said they had never seen a donor match between father in law and son in law before.

“I don’t consider it a heroic act,” Mr. DeBettencourt told the Gazette in January. “I just consider it something that’s natural. My father in law needs a kidney, I’ll give him a kidney.”

Mr. daRosa made a full recovery.

The Heroes Among Us award is presented at every Celtics home game. It pays tribute to individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions to their communities.