The Board of Directors of the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce that Don Hawkins will be recognized as the 2020 Frank “Pig” House Award recipient at the 52nd Annual Induction Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, May 2, 2020.
The Frank “Pig” House Award is given to someone who has performed outstanding service to sports in Alabama, and whom the Board of Directors feels worthy of special recognition. The award is named after the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame’s first Chairman of the Board who was instrumental in the founding of the Hall of Fame.
Don Hawkins has played an instrumental role in the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and its banquet operations since the first class was inducted in 1969. Hawkins assisted Chairman Frank “Pig” House with the first banquet program; and over the past 51 years, he has coordinated everything from inductee travel arrangements, to memorabilia curation. In the early 1980s, he worked on the team that designed the original ASHOF Museum in Birmingham. The ASHOF would not be what it is today without his selfless contributions.
He joins a distinguished list of others who have been honored by the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame as Frank “Pig” House Award recipients. They are: Sammy Dunn (2004), Avalee Willoughby (2007), Buddy Anderson (2014), and Emanuel “Tubb” Bell IV (2017).
The 52nd Induction Banquet and Ceremony will be held in the Birmingham Ballroom, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, on Saturday, May 2, 2020. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Museum at (205) 323-6665.