In addition, Mr. Hawkins has been part of the www,newrichmond.localsportsradio.com team for the past five years, helping broadcast more than 50 football, soccer, wrestling, girls basketball, and baseball events per year.
“Athletic programs can’t be effective without individuals such as Dave Hawkins who has a tremendous love and devotion for New Richmond Schools,” said New Richmond High School athletic director Doug Foote, who serves as a member of the Southwest District board. “This award is given to an individual who has served on a volunteer bases for a school district for 25 years or more and Dave certainly fits this category.”
“I am surprised and feel honored to receive this award,” said Hawkins, who is recovering from surgery. “I’ve never done anything for personal recognition, but hope by accepting this award that it brings attention to all the volunteers who help New Richmond.”
|David Hawkins interviews Lions baseball players during a post game show.|
“If I had been asked to pick a recipient of this award, Dave Hawkins would have been my choice without hesitation,” said Walriven, who also serves of the New Richmond Board of Education with Hawkins. “I can only guess at how many hours Dave has voluntarily devoted to our sports programs over the past 30 years, but I'll guarantee that he is in a league of his own and New Richmond Schools are much better because of his efforts.”
Mr. Hawkins will be honored March 8 at 5 p.m. at Xavier University’s Cintas Arena during the Southwest District basketball tournament.
|David Hawkns interviews New Richmond athletic director Doug Foote during a NR Lions Sports Foundation event.|