The purpose of the Arkansas HAWKS organization is to initiate, stimulate, and improve opportunities for
amateur boys basketball competition, as well as promote leadership, sportsmanship, physical fitness,
educational opportunities, and athletic excellence.
It is our goal to provide a system that will enhance both the academic and athletic success of the
athletes and promote opportunities beyond athletics, as well as a physical support in the community
that will enhance the overall success of the student-athlete.
Our volunteer group has determined that the universal language of athletic competition bridges racial,
religous, and cultural barriers and when properly harnessed, instills hope and self-esteem.
The HAWKS "Mentor" philosophy is a key factor in instilling hope and self-esteem, which motivates our
young people to become serious academically, socially responsible, and substance free. Each HAWKS player
must maintain a 2.0 GPA in order to compete in our organization. Discipline, good behavior, and hard work
are expected on and off the court.
We accept athletes based on character, commitment and athletic ability. No consideration is
given to racial, religious, or cultural status. We target the athlete who desires to compete in
high school and college. One of our goals is to send a "complete athlete" to college and get
back a graduated solid citizen who will continue the tradition. We will teach the kids to be
winners, not just in the game of basketball, but also the game of life.
In order to meet our commitment to excellence in service, every effort is made to recruit
volunteers who are positive role models and accept the premise that winning is a result not a reason.