USA Network and Suddenlink will honor Petty Hunter, Abilene, Texas, as a recipient of USA Network’s Characters Unite Award. The award recognizes those who have made extraordinary efforts in combating prejudice and discrimination while increasing tolerance and acceptance in their communities. Petty was among 10 winners selected from hundreds of nominees.
Petty serves as president of the local NAACP chapter, executive director of Neighborhoods in Progress, treasurer of Interested Citizens of Abilene North, board member of the Big Country Sports Hall of Fame, and in several other volunteer committee positions. He will receive a $5,000 grant for his work from Suddenlink and USA Network, which he said he will give to I-CAN’s Curtis House renovation project.