BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Board of Directors of the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce that Reeves Sims will be recognized as the 2021 Frank “Pig” House Award recipient at the 53rd Annual Induction Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
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.
Reeves Sims was born May 25, 1936 in Birmingham, AL. A graduate of Woodlawn High School and Auburn University, Sims is being recognized for his life of volunteer service, including 25 years in the Air National Guard where he retired as a Lt. Colonel. As a member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club and charter member of the Birmingham Tip-Off Club, he volunteered at the first AHSAA Super Six and AHSAA Final 48 championships when they were established in the 1990s; he has been a part of every championship event since. Sims has also been a Pro-Am Chairperson for the Regions Tradition golf tournament since it began in 1992. He proudly serves his alma mater Auburn University and volunteers annually at the SEC Baseball Tournament. Since the late 1990s, he has volunteered with the Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Program. Among many other organizations, he has also served as director for local chapters of the YMCA and FCA. For his selfless contributions, Sims has already been recognized with the 2005 Birmingham YMCA Lifetime Achievement Award, 2004 Birmingham Tip-Off Club Leon Marlaire Award, 2014-15 Birmingham Tip-Off Club Frank Nix Distinguished Service Award, 2016 PGA Tour Champions Volunteer of the Year Award, and the 2019 NFHS State Award for Outstanding Service.
Sims 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), Emanuel “Tubb” Bell IV (2017), and Don Hawkins (2020).
The 53rd Induction Banquet and Ceremony will be held in the Birmingham Ballroom, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, on Saturday, May 8, 2021. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Museum at (205) 323-6665.