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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commissions Bennett Custom Awards

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) commissioned Bennett Awards to create new custom awards for their inaugural 2015 RWJF Sports Award. These recognition awards honor recipients for their innovative and influential approaches to using sports to build a Culture of Health in their communities. Approaches may include: using sports to help children with social and emotional learning, providing spaces for children to be active, and utilizing sports to help children with mental health challenges. These awards build on the former Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy.  

For this new recognition award, Bennett Awards worked with RWJF to create a new, unique custom award design based on the RWJF logo – a 3D interpretation of the logo in the form of a sculpture. After creating the custom award design and model, Bennett Awards produced the individual sculpture awards in bronze with gold patina and high-polished edges. The sculptures were mounted on rectangular black marble bases with gold-fill engraving on the top of the base.

The 2015 recipients of these awards were:

  • Chicago Fire Foundation for the category of Professional Sports Team Foundations and Community Relations Departments
  • Tony Hawk Foundation for the category of Individual Athletes and Professional Coaches
  • Doc Wayne Youth Services for the category of Influential Leader and Model for Others Making Communities Healthier Through Sport

These unique custom awards will be presented to category winners at an award ceremony held September 10, 2015 at RWJF headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award honors individuals, organizations and teams that are making communities healthier through sport and are dedicated to creating a Culture of Health. Follow the award on Twitter (@RWJFSportsAward) or on Facebook at

For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve health and health care. They strive to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come. For more information, visit Follow the Foundation on Twitter at or on Facebook at