The University of the District of Columbia’s sports legacy was on full display last Saturday as a large group gathered for an unveiling ceremony of a statue honoring Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson known as the “Grandfather of Black Basketball”. The event attracted other UDC sports alumni including former Harlem Globetrotter Charles “Choo” Smith, Jr., and Basketball Africa League President Amadou Gallo Fall.
Dr. E. B. Henderson was a charter member of the Pigskin Club of Washington, Inc. Last year, the University of the District of Columbia honored Dr. Henderson by naming the University's Sports Complex after him. Pigskinner, Barrington Scott, has worked tirelessly on this project.
March 11, 2023 - Pigskinners on the Move...2023 MEAC Men's Basketball Tournament Conference
A.B. Williamson & Howard Uni. Coach Kenneth Blakney
Past President, A.B. Williamson, congratulates Howard University Men's Basketball Coach, Kenneth Blakeney, at the MEAC Championship Tournament. Howard University defeated Norfolk State 65-64.
Pigskinner, Louis Wilson (center) Howard U Coaches Tyler Thornton (left) and Kenneth Blakeney (right) and at 2023 MEAC Chamionship Tournament
Coach Lou Wilson with his two past student athletes at the MEAC Championship Tournament. He coached Tyler Thornton when he played for the Capital Classics in 2010 and Kenneth Blakeney when he was with the Executive Three team in 1987.
Deborah Johnson, Pigskinner and the Howard University President of the MEAC Faculty Atheletic Representative
March 5, 2023 - Pigskin Club Honors Athletes, Coaches and Community LeadersClick on the link below to read the article that was published in the Washington Informer by Ed Hill regarding "OUR" banquet on Friday, February 24, 2023. Mr. Hill is a long time supporter of our organization and attends many of our events.
February 26, 2023 - The Pigskin Club of Washington held its Annual Fall Sports Awards Banquet on Friday, February 24, 2023. The event was held at Catholic University of America, Pryzbyla Center at 7:00 pm. For more than eight decades, the club has delighted in being able to recognize the academic and athletic excellence of high school and college athletes, professional athletes and outstanding community outreach individuals and organizations.
The evening also was an opportunity to honor Caleb Williams, 2022 Heisman Trophy winner with the John L. Young Award, NCAA Division 1 Offensive Player of the Year; the Frank P. Bolden Award was given to Rakim Jarrett, University of Maryland Wide Receiver; the William G. "Billy" Coward Award to Coach Michael Locksley, University of Maryland; the John W. Posey Award to DC Divas (National Women's Football Association) Shaquanda Gainey and Narcesca Arzu, the Award of Excellence to Mitch Credle, former detective, the Community Service to Miles Rawls, the Award of Honor was given to One City All-Star Extravaganza Foundation, Inc., and the Special Recognition Award to DMV Athletes in Action, Inc.
July 25, 2022
The Pigskin Club of Washington is included in the District of Columbia's Civil Rights Tour of historic spaces and places related to Recreation, Sports and Civil Rights. DC Historic Sites was developed by the DC Preservation League with financial assistance from the DC Historic Preservation Office and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Pigskin Club Member Louis C. Wilson Honored at Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) Hall of Fame Gala
October 30, 2020
LouisC. Wilson, Pigskin Club member and PGCPS basketball coach, will be inducted into the PGCPS Hall of Fame at a televised gala. The event is an opportunity to show support for the Excellence in Education Fountation for PGCPS while at the same time celebrating distinguished PGCPS alumni.
This year due to the pandemic, the gala is a virtual experience and will be aired twice on WJLA TV/ABC7 on Friday, November 6, 2020, and Sunday, November 8, 2020.
Other Hall of Fame inductees are: Congressman Steny Hoyer, Martin Lawrence, Sam Brin, Abby Phillips, Richard Arnold and Oretha Bridgewater-Simms.
You do not want to miss this celebration in honor of their accomplishments!
80th Annual Awards Banquet
Washington Informer Article - 80th Annual Awards Banquet
RaQuan Brown, offensive football player, Banneker/T. Roosevelt High School; Kira Porter, member of the Howard University volleyball team; Jahmal Harvey, Youth Boxer of the Year/Oxon Hill Boxing Club and his boxing coach Darrell Davis are just a few of the many honorees to be awarded a 2019 Pigskin Club Award at the 80th Awards Banquet at Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. on February 28, 2020.
The PIGSKIN CLUB OF WASHINGTON, INC., sponsored it's annual field trip to the Washington Redskins training camp in Richmond Virginia on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Children 18 and under were allowed to participate for free. The bus departed and returned to St. Anthony of Padua Church in Washington, D.C. Lunch was also provided courtesy of the Pigskin Club. See pictures of the event on the YouTube video below.
Pigskin in the News
June 5, 2019 - Pigskin Club Holds Annual Spring Sports Award Banquetread more...Washington Informer.
June 3, 2019 - 2nd Annual Awards Banquet article from theAfro newspaper.