Certificate Presented to all
Presented to all winners
first-ever Black Lion, Will Sullivan, proudly wearing the Black Lion emblem in
the Army-Navy game!
Feature Story on the Black Lion
Black Lion Award is given in memory of
Major Don Holleder, former West Point
All-American who died in combat in
Vietnam on October 17, 1967 and the men
of the Black Lions - the 28th Infantry
Regiment - who died with him that day.
youth, middle school or high school
team is invited to participate and
present the award. In Don Holleder's
honor, the Army Football Club presents
the Black Lions Award annually to a
member of the Army football
Black Lion Award is NOT an individual
award in the same sense as a Most
Valuable Player award, because it is
intended to go to a player who
personifies team play - "who
best exemplifies the character of Don
Holleder: leadership, courage, devotion
to duty, self-sacrifice, and - above
all - an unselfish concern for the team
ahead of himself."
your team now - There is no cost to
participate in the Black Lion Award.
The Black Lion Award program is
privately funded and administered and
is not affiliated with any commercial
enterprise or connected with any branch
of the United States armed
Black Lion Award is given with the
approval of the 28th Infantry Association,
and with the permission and approval of
Major Holleder's family.
Lion Award Winners!