Skate legend Tony Hawk receives Patterson Award from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, recognizing excellence, leadership, and commitment in sports.
"On Wednesday, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation presented The Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy to Tony Hawk, the San Francisco 49ers and the LA84 Foundation at the their headquarters in Princeton, N.J. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the nation's largest philanthropy devoted to public health, according to its website. The award is named for the former UCLA center who played between Lew Alcindor and Bill Walton – the late Steve Patterson -- and was first presented in 2005. It acknowledges those in sports who 'demonstrate excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment toward a mission that serves and improves the lives of others.'..." -- USA Today