Dates of Project: March 2010 to December 2013
Description: RWJF supported the Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy from 2010 to 2013. The award, which has been given since 2005, acknowledges professional sports teams, individual athletes, and sports philanthropy organizations that have worked to improve the lives of others.
“Sports can play a transformative role in the life of a young person. I’m thankful that I can use my public platform to raise awareness of Native American health issues.”—Notah Begay III, award winner
The project conferred 10 Steve Patterson Awards from 2010 to 2013. Winners included:
Project staff produced 15 videos produced about the project and individual winners, and posted them on YouTube.