|The Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports PhilanthropyG.I.V.E. H.O.P.E.|
2014 Award Winners:Harlem RBI, Tiger Woods Foundation, and the Jays Care Foundation
2013 Award Winners:
San Francisco 49ers Foundation
Carlette and Makena Patterson present the Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy to the San Francisco 49ers- John York- Co-Chairman; Joanne Pasternack- Director, Community Relations and their Community Relations Team; Alisha Greenberg- Patterson Award.
(Above: Joanne Pasternack (Center) of the San Francisco 49ers Foundation accepts the 2013 Patterson Award celebrating sports philanthropy from Robert Johnson Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey (L) and Carlette Patterson of the Patterson Foundation, held on Wednesday September 25, 2013 at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey.)
The San Francisco 49ers community initiatives demonstrate the team's commitment to creating strong families, schools, and communities through hands-on community service and numerous in-kind donations. The 49ers have continually displayed their commitment to creating measurable results through transformational grants and impact programs, donating nearly $20 million over the past 20 years. Their partnership with the 49ers Academy, a school for low income middle school youth, which provides not only funding but visits from players and ownership, in which they build facilities, play sports, donate supplies and educate about exercise and the importance of education is a true example of the transformative and lasting impact of their work.
"The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Steve Patterson Award embody what we strive for at the 49ers Foundation, and that's to improve our community by using sports as a platform to connect with other things that make the Bay Area a better place," said John York, chairman of the 49ers Foundation and co-chairman of the 49ers. "To be recognized for the difference we make in the community, through the interactions and connections of our players, coaches, family and fans, is truly an honor."
The Tony Hawk Foundation
(Above: Tony Hawk (Left) of the Tony Hawk Foundation accepts the 2013 Patterson Award celebrating sports philanthropy from Robert Johnson Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey (L) and Carlette Patterson of the Patterson Foundation (C), held on Wednesday September 25, 2013 at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey.)
The Tony Hawk Foundation is the ONLY national organization focused solely on empowering at-risk youth and improving disadvantaged communities through the development of public skateboard parks. The Foundation's work has been a driving force in overcoming negative stereotypes associated with the sport in which youth skateboarders are at times banned, fined and criminalized for practicing the sport they love. Since 2002, THF has implemented youth development and leadership training, resulting in the creation of 537 public skateparks in all 50 states. These skateparks collectively service more than 4.6-million youth annually and represent $91-million dollars in leveraged parks-and-recreation community improvements across the U.S.
(Above: Anita DeFrantz (Center) of the LA84 Foundation accepts her 2013 Patterson Award celebrating sports philanthropy from Robert Johnson Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey (L) and Carlette Patterson of the Patterson Foundation, held on Wednesday September 25, 2013 at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey.)
In sports philanthropy, the LA84 Foundation is unique. The Foundation is the legacy of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. There is no other organization like it that has been created from the Olympic Games, the largest multi-sport event in the world held every four years. Through their grant making and programming, they have reached approximately three million youngsters, fostering the growth of youth sports by providing grants to more than 1,100 individual organizations. In addition, the Foundation's coaching education programs have improved the skills of more than 70,000 youth sports coaches, and have gone on to become models for similar programs nationwide.
"As we near our thirtieth year of providing grants to youth sports organizations across Southern California, it's truly an honor to be selected as a winner for the Steve Patterson Award," said LA84 Foundation President Anita L. DeFrantz. "The programs that we support play a vital role in keeping our youth active and healthy, which is key to building strong and safe communities."
"The winners that were announced today prove that there is still so much good in sports," said Carlette Patterson, Steve's widow and president of Patterson Sports Ventures. "Steve's passion for improving the health and wellness of his communities knew no borders. And the three winners today embody his same tireless dedication and hard work to make a difference in the quality of life of their respective communities locally and nationally."
2012 Award Winners:
Chicago White Sox Volunteer Corps
(Pictured above, 2012 Patterson Award Winner, Chicago White Sox, host local event with owner Jerry Reinsdorf)
(Pictured above, Makena Patterson presenting award to White Sox Manager, Robin Ventura)
(Pictured above, Carlette Patterson, Robin Ventura, Makena Patterson, and Joe Marx [RWJF])
(Pictured above, Members of the Chicago White Sox: Jerry Reinsdorf [4th from left], Christine O'Reilly)
Notah Begay III Foundation
(Pictured above, Professional Golfer Notah Begay, III [3rd from left], of the NB3 Foundation)
Women's Sports Foundation
(Pictured above, The 2012 Patterson Award Presentation to the Womens Sports Foundation)
2011 Award Winners:
Cincinnati Reds Community Fund
(Pictured above, 2011 Winner: Cincinnati Reds Community Fund)
Brian Griese and Judi's House
(Pictured above, 2011 Award Presentation: Brian Griese and his organization, Judi':s House)
2010 Award Winners:
U.S. Soccer Foundation
(Pictured above, L-R: Carlette Patterson, Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO, U.S. Soccer Foundation and Fred Mann, Assistant Vice President, Communications at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation
(Pictured above, L-R: Joe Marx, Senior Communications Officer, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Carlette Patterson, Dr.Mimi Kanda, Senior Advisor, Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, David Colby, Vice President of Research and Evaluation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Dikembe Mutombo, Alisha Greenberg, Director, Patterson Award, Fred Mann, Assistant Vice President of Communications, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
2009 Award Winners:
The Marvin Lewis Community Fund
The Marvin Lewis Community Fund was honored during a pre-game presentation on the field prior to the Cincinnati Bengals pre-season game on August 27, 2009. Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach and Carlette Patterson.
The Red Sox Foundation
The Red Sox Foundation was awarded the 2009 Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy during a pre-game reception at Fenway Park. (from left:) Greg Johnson, Executive Director, the Sports Philanthropy Project; Larry Lucchino, President/Chief Executive Officer, Boston Red Sox; John W. Henry, Principal Owner, Boston Red Sox; Mike Egan, Partner, Boston Red Sox; Carlette Patterson, President, Patterson Sport Ventures; and Fred Mann, Assistant Vice President of Communications, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
2008 Award Winners:
San Francisco Giants Community Fund
Accepting the 2008 Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy: Giants Community Fund Executive Director Sue Petersen and San Francisco Giants Executive Vice President and COO Larry Baer
The Steve Nash Foundation
The Steve Nash Foundation was honored as the 2008 individual athlete award recipient during a November 20th on-court ceremony at U.S. Airways Center, home of the Phoenix Suns. Steve Nash, The Phoenix Suns and Carlette Patterson.
2007 Award Winners:
Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation
Center Court presentation to the Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation on November 3rd. Front row, L-R: Grizzlies President of Business Operations Andy Dolich; Grizzlies local owner Staley Cates; Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation Executive Director Jenny Turner-Koltnow; Carlette Patterson, CEO of Patterson Sports Ventures; SPP Executive Director Greg Johnson; RWJF Deputy Director of Communications Fred Mann; and RWKF Senior Communications Officer Joe Marx.
The Moyer Foundation
Fred Mann, Carlette Patterson, Jamie Moyer and Greg Johnson during an on-field presentation to Jamie Moyer on behalf of the Moyer Foundation, in Philadelphia on August 27, 2007.
2006 Award Winners:
Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation
"We could not be more pleased to have received the Steve Patterson Sports Philanthropy Award. Receiving an award of this caliber is an important affirmation and incentive for us to continue our work to improve the lives of those most in need in our community here in Jacksonville. The spotlight that this award casts on our efforts will require and enable us to do even more, and for that we are grateful as well." Delores Barr Weaver, co-owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Chair/CEO of the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation and Peter Racine, Executive Director, Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation.
2005 Award Winners:
Philadelphia Eagles Youth Partnership
"I am deeply honored that the Eagles Youth Partnership was selected as the first recipient of the Steve Patterson Sports Philanthropy Award. We bring the same passion and strategic thought to our goals in the community as we do to our efforts on the playing field. In the end, both will join to be the legacy of the Philadelphia Eagles. This recognition is a thrill and an honor, and inspires us to reach even further." - Jeffrey Lurie, Chairman/CEO, Philadelphia Eagles. Carlette Patterson and Sarah Martinez-Helfman, Executive Director, Eagles Youth Partnership
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