Dr. Donn C. Renwick, left, a member of the Academy’s distance learning faculty, presents Mr. Don Hooton with a Distinguished Service Award.

Don Hooton received a Distinguished Service Award from the United States Sports Academy recently.

Hooton was noted for his work to raise awareness of high school students’ growing willingness to use anabolic steroids. Hooton lost his 16-year-old son to depression after using the dangerous substances. That experience led him to establish the Taylor Hooton Foundation.

Hooton’s efforts inspired the Texas Senate to put into legislation mandatory steroid screening in Texas public schools.

Dr. Donn C. Renwick presented Hooton with his Distinguished Service Award in front of 100 people at the Taylor Hooton Foundation Golf Tournament.