2017 Philip Frieze and
Philip Gordon Award

We are pleased to congratulate Michael Hamann, the recipient of the 2017 Philip Frieze and Philip Gordon Award for Exemplary Community Service in recognition of his contribution to Pavo Loco to support children in his local community.

Mike has been chair of the Pavo Loco tournament and charity for five years. Pavo Loco is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit whose mission is to help children by organizing an annual Thanksgiving tennis tournament sponsored at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) level. Pavo Loco means “crazy turkey.”

In its first year, Pavo Loco received the USTA Kentucky Charity Tournament of the Year award. Net proceeds from the tournaments have been donated to The Toy Chest and Kids Cancer Alliance. Over the last five years, the tournament has generated over $50,000 in net proceeds.

We are very proud of Mike’s work with Pavo Loco and the positive impact his contributions make in his local community.

Each year, Gordon Brothers donates $2,000 to a charity of the winner’s choosing. Mike has selected for these funds to be given directly to the Kids Cancer Alliance. Michael’s name will also be added to the plaque that honors all of our award recipients.

In 1993, Gordon Brothers established the Phil Frieze Award. Phil Frieze had a reputation for being a tremendous leader and humanitarian. In 2015, the award was renamed “The Philip Frieze and Philip Gordon Award,” to also honor Phil Gordon, who passed away in 2014. Phil Gordon made a lifelong commitment to social justice, civil rights and had a passion for educational equality.

We applaud all of our employees who play a role in giving back to the community and demonstrating these values. This award pays special tribute to one employee annually who has distinguished him or herself in an exceptional way, either through exemplary community service, inspirational leadership, or by performing an extraordinary deed or act.

Congratulations, Michael, and keep up the good work!

Mike Hamann and Michael Frieze