The Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports PhilanthropyG.I.V.E. H.O.P.E.
The Patterson / Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation    John Wooden Quite appropriate that an award of this type, one that represents someone committed to giving, be named after Steve Patterson, who truly spent his life giving. When I think of Steve, the saying, "You make a living by what you get and you make a life by what you give" along with "You can give without loving but you can't love without giving," signify the man and the live that Steve Patterson was committed to being in sports and in life.

-- Coach John Wooden

 
Celebrating 10 years of the Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy

Steve taught us not to wait for excellence to reveal itself, but
to seek it out and inspire it in the hearts and souls of others.
To him, that was the essence of coaching. We offered this
award to celebrate Steve's life and to continue his legacy.
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


THE STEVE PATTERSON AWARD
FOR EXCELLENCE IN SPORTS PHILANTHROPY -
WINNERS

2014 Award Winners:

Harlem RBI, Tiger Woods Foundation, and the Jays Care Foundation

San Francisco 49ers Foundation, The Tony Hawk Foundation, and the LA84 Foundation

2013 Award Winners:

San Francisco 49ers Foundation, The Tony Hawk Foundation, and the LA84 Foundation

San Francisco 49ers Foundation, The Tony Hawk Foundation, and the LA84 Foundation
Click here for videos of the 2013 Winners and a video about Steve and the Award

2012 Award Winners:

Chicago White Sox Volunteer Corps, Notah Begay III Foundation, and the Womens Sports Foundation

Chicago White Sox Volunteer Corps, Notah Begay III Foundation, and the Womens Sports Foundation

2011 Award Winners:

Cincinnati Reds Community Fund & Brian Griese and Judi's House

The Marvin Lewis Community Fund and the Red Sox Foundation

2010 Award Winners:

U.S. Soccer Foundation and the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

U.S. Soccer Foundation and the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

2009 Award Winners:

The Marvin Lewis Community Fund and the Red Sox Foundation

The Marvin Lewis Community Fund and the Red Sox Foundation

2008 Award Winners:

San Francisco Giants Community Fund and the Steve Nash Foundation

San Francisco Giants Community Fund and the Steve Nash Foundation

2007 Award Winners:

Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation & The Moyer Foundation

Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation & The Moyer Foundation

 
 
2006 Award Winners:

Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation

Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation