Program History

The Colorado HAWKS was formed in 1997 by founder George Williams.  We received non-profit 501c3 status 2001.  Our goal is for youth to achieve academic success and higher education by involving our student-athletes first in our basketball and soccer programs and then by providing them with support that leads to educational success.

Through out our existence, we have established a high-ethical brand which has been recognized by the top Universities, Fortune 500 Companies, the top athletic apparel companies.  Our program has served as a model for other club organizations in Colorado and other states.

 Programs, Activities & Accomplishments

The year-round basketball and soccer program offered by the Colorado HAWKS is the vehicle used to mentor youth. The program draws youth who need assistance academically and socially to achieve self-sufficient and productive lives. The Program the Colorado HAWKS offers the most affordable year-round basketball program in the Denver area. The HAWKS participate in local, regional, and national tournaments and leagues and the HAWKS are recognized nationally as one of the top competitive basketball programs. The HAWKS have developed most of the top players in the state of Colorado and the nation.

Goals and Objectives

The goals of the Colorado HAWKS program are to improve high school graduation rates for disadvantaged youth.  Our path to achieving these goals are to:

* Provide a basketball program that creates excellent student-athletes whose skills are seen and recognized by college scouts;
* Improve student academic performance to increase their chances of enrolling in top colleges and universities;
* Offer positive role-models to help student-athletes to build the character and positive habits necessary to succeed in college.

Program Highlights

The Colorado HAWKS were honored to be selected as the 2005 recipient of the William Tutt Award for Excellence from the El Pomar Foundation.

The Colorado HAWKS selected as 2004 Best Youth Basketball Program in Colorado.

During our existence, the Colorado HAWKS have made sure we have created an environment where our student-athletes and their parents have the necessities required to effectively remain focused on self-improvement.  We still regularly provide food, clothing, counseling, tutoring and other services on a confidential basis.