Thursday, September 17, 2009

1st Annual John Wooden Pyramid of Success Awards

On September 12, 2009, the basketball courts at The Hangar Athletic Xchange(HAX) training facility in Hawthorne, CA, was transformed into an elegant backdrop for the gala reception of the 1st Annual John Wooden Pyramid of Success Awards.

The event was created by the HAX Foundation to honor successful community leaders and raise money to provide scholarships to student athletes in need so they could attend HAX athletic and educational programs.

Boston Celtics Forward /Inglewood native Paul Pierce and World Champion Boxer, Health & Body correspondent and mom Laila Ali received the first ever Competitive Greatness Awards.

Other honorees included ESPN’s Dick Vitale, CEO of McDonald’s Jim Skinner and “Say No Classic” Founder Rod Smith.

Jayson Barry, a recipient of a HAX Foundation scholarship was also on hand and said, “When you have a team behind you it makes you want to work harder not only for yourself but for them.”

If that wasn't enough, the awards also paid homage to the legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden with the Lifetime Achievement Award who was named by Sporting News as the "Greatest Coach of All Time."

HAX CEO, Jeff Herdman
was a guest on HCL Radio and provided some insights on HAX, the HAX Foundation and the 1st Annual John Wooden Pyramid of Success Awards.

Click here to listen to the interview.

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