Meet the 2014 Patterson Award Winners

The Tiger Woods Foundation, Jays Care Foundation and Harlem RBI are recipients of RWJF's annual sports philanthropy award, now in its 10th year, honoring the memory of basketball star Steve Patterson.

The Tiger Woods Foundation, Jays Care Foundation and Harlem RBI are recipients of RWJF's annual sports philanthropy award, now in its 10th year, honoring the memory of basketball star Steve Patterson.

Find out why they're winners

John Wooden

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 life that Steve Patterson was committed to being in sports and in life.

Coach John Wooden

About Steve Patterson

Steve became widely known as a member of three John Wooden NCAA championship basketball teams at UCLA (1969/1970/1971), as an NBA player (1972-76, Cleveland/1976, Chicago), and as head coach at Arizona State University (1985-89). But his contributions off the court—uniting businesses and communities to help those less fortunate—are his most enduring.

After Steve's death from cancer at age 56 on July 28, 2004, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation created this first-of-its-kind award in 2005.  It celebrates and promotes the selfless service of those within the world of sports whose passionate efforts make a difference in the lives around them.

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 Steve Patterson Award

Steve Patterson Award

Celebrating and promoting those in the sports world who are improving lives by leveraging the unique influence of sports.

For more information contact:
Alisha Greenberg
Email: pattersonaward@rwjf.org
Phone: (301) 657-9379

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