George Hill, 2015 Major Taylor Award Winer


NBA Star George Hill to receive the 2015 Major Taylor Award at Circle City Classic Coaches Luncheon

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INDIANAPOLIS ,In – Indiana Black Expo president Tanya Bell announced today, that  Indiana Pacers guard George Hill, has been selected to  receive the Major Marshall Taylor award at the Circle City Classic Coaches luncheon and serve as the Grand Marshall for the Circle City Classic® parade. The luncheon takes place Friday September 25th at the NCAA headquarters, in Indianapolis Indiana.

Hill was chosen due to his exemplary community service and commitment to excellence in the field of athletics.

“George Hill is a model choice for the Major Taylor award, and we are honored to host the Coaches Luncheon at our NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis for the first time”, stated Indiana Black ExpoPresident Tanya Bell.


The Major Taylor award has been presented annually, since 1987, to African American athletes, former athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators who make a significant local and national contribution to youth by exemplifying excellence in their field. Previous recipients of the major Taylor award include Florence Griffith Joyner, Muhammad Ali, Maurice Greene, Tony Dungy, Jerry Rice, Dominique Dawes and Tommie Smith.

About George Hill

George Hill is the Co-founder of George Hill Rising Stars’. The mission of the organization is to provide a loving, caring, stable, academic oriented and basketball skills-building environment, fostered amongst a family atmosphere that will, in the end, produce strong, caring, educated and upstanding leaders in our communities.  George Hill Rising Stars has stepped up to take a lead in both our suburban and urban environments to prove we are serious about changing lives for the betterment of it.635576134318413545-GeorgeHillHeat-crop-exact

Additionally, NBA stand-out Hill, has donated shoes to  community youth, provided food and athletic gear to youth teams, and  Volunteers his time year around to youth fundraisers and community events, in both Texas and Indiana.


Indiana Black Expo, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with twelve chapter affiliates in the State ofIndiana.  The 32nd annual Circle City Classic® helps to support youth initiatives, awarding over $3.2 million in scholarships to deserving youth attending colleges and universities across the country. TheCentral State University Marauders and Kentucky State Thorobreds will play in this year’s Circle CityClassic® Game on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Tickets to the game are available now on, the IBE Box Office and the Lucas Oil Stadium Ticket Office.


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