In 1987 Red Auerbach won the Jackie Robinson Foundation Award for
"...outstanding record as a successful business leader, positive role model and pioneer in your efforts to open up professional basketball."I'll let the auction description describe the award itself.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is a national, not–for–profit, organization founded in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson through the advancement of higher education among underserved populations. The Jackie Robinson Foundation Awards Dinner is held annually at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. For nearly three decades, the iconic event pays tribute to individuals who embody the humanitarian ideals of Jackie Robinson and raises funds for the Jackie Robinson Foundation.Go to their website here to learn more about this organization.