BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Board of Directors of the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce that Roy Parker will be recognized as the 2024 Frank “Pig” House Award recipient at the 56th Annual Induction Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

The Frank “Pig” House Award is given to someone who has performed outstanding service to sports in Alabama, and whom the Board of Directors feels worthy of special recognition. The award is named after the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame’s first Chairman of the Board who was instrumental in the founding of the Hall of Fame.

Roy Parker was born in Montgomery, Alabama on June 18, 1944. In 2002, he was voted into the Robert E. Lee High School Hall of Fame. Roy was employed by ALFA Mutual Insurance Company for 39 years as a district claims manager serving Georgia and Alabama before retiring in 2006. While at ALFA, he won the District Manager of the Year award nine times. Roy worked with the Blue/Gray Football Classic for 24 years starting in 1954. For 33 years, he has volunteered with the Auburn University Athletic Department working on the sidelines of Jordan-Hare Stadium missing only one home football game since 1989. Roy has been a member of the Auburn Athletic Director’s Club for 12 years and has served on their Board of Directors. He was named the club’s Member of the Year in 2019. Roy became an honorary member of the Auburn Football Letterman’s Club and the Auburn “A” Club in 2006. Roy cherishes the relationships he has developed and maintained with many coaches and players during his involvement with Auburn Athletics.

Parker joins a distinguished list of others who have been honored by the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame as Frank “Pig” House Award recipients. They are: Sammy Dunn (2004), Avalee Willoughby (2007), Buddy Anderson (2014), Emanuel “Tubb” Bell IV (2017), Don Hawkins (2020), Reeves Sims (2021), Eddie Conyers (2022), and William Booth (2023).

The 56th Induction Banquet and Ceremony will be held in the Birmingham Ballroom, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, on Saturday, May 4, 2024. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Museum at (205) 323-6665.