Red Dog's Dog Days
WE'RE ALL GONNA BE HAS-BEENS SOMEDAY
Throughout the years, Don "Red Dog" Gardner has been recognized many times for his ongoing commitment to the Lawrence community and physical fitness.

    Year
    Award
    1989-1990
    Optimist of the Year - Breakfast Optimists
    1989
    Friends of Education Award - USD 497
    1989-1990
    Certificate of Outstanding Citizen of the Year - USD 497
    1990-1991
    Testimonial of Appreciation - Breakfast Optimists
    1993
    Liberty Bell Award - Douglas County Lawyers Association
    1994
    Public Servant Award - KSBA Hall of Fame
    1996
    Heroes Award for the State of Kansas - SGMA (Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association)
    1996
    Top Ten in the Nation finalist - SGMA Heroes
    2000
    Sportsman of the year – David Lawrence Sports Talk – KLWN/KLZR
    2002
    Lawrence Lions Alumni Association Hall of Honor
    2003
    Outstanding Contribution to Lawrence Athletics - David Lawrence Sports Talk – KLWN/KLZR
    2005
    Don Volker Leadership Award - Chamber of Commerce
    2006
    Hometown Health Hero - Governor’s Council on Fitness
    2007
    Silent Hero Award - Ballard Community Center
    2008
    Star of Excellence Award - Lawrence Bank
    2010
    Seaver Award for community service - Senior Center
    2010
    President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Community Leadership Award (one of only 28 such awards for 2010)
    2014
    Local Winner (state of Kansas) - Home Instead Senior Care Salute to Senior Service 2014 (learn more) (Red Dog's nomination) (Fox 4 video)
     
     

 
 
 
 
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