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Tommy Hawkins Biography

As one of the nation's leading eclectics and former professional athlete, Tommy Hawkins has enjoyed an incredible career as a two-year Notre Dame basketball All-American, a 10-year veteran National Basketball Association player and player representative with the Los Angeles Lakers, a popular luncheon and dinner guest speaker and college lecturer, a pioneering Golden Mike and Emmy Award-nominated radio and television broadcaster, a public relations executive and Los Angeles Dodgers Vice President of Communications.

A civic leader, Hawkins' community involvement includes serving on the Boards of Directors of the Los Angeles Center Theater Group, Los Angeles Sports Council, Los Angeles Friends of Recreation, Children's Burn Foundation, Friends of Jazz at UCLA and was named Ambassador to the Los Angeles Unified School District's Adopt A School Program.

His numerous awards include being inducted into the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame, Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame and the Los Angeles Athletic Club Hall of Fame. He has also been honored as a "Treasure of Los Angeles, Notre Dame Alumnus of the Year," Franciscan Communicator of the Year and received the National Newspaper Publishers Association's Russwrum Award.