The Sullivan Award, presented by the American Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), is awarded annually to "the outstanding amateur athlete in the United States". It is the greatest award an amateur athlete can receive, and has often been referred to as the Oscar of sports awards. First presented in 1930, the award is named for the AAU's founder and past president, James Edward Sullivan. Based on the qualities of leadership, character, sportsmanship, and the ideals of amateurism, the AAU Sullivan Award "goes far beyond athletic accomplishments and honors those who have shown strong moral character".
The inaugural winner of the award was golfer Bobby Jones, who completed the Grand Slam by winning all four Major Championships in 1930. Jones is one of only two golfers to ever win the Sullivan Award.
Offered here is Bobby Jones’ personal program from the 1930 Sullivan Award ceremony. It is imprinted with “Robert Tyre Jones Jr.” on the cover. It comes with a certificate attesting to the fact that it came from Bobby Jones’ personal collection.