In 2001, the American Boxer Club Board of Directors established an award to be presented each year to a person who they feel has made a significant contribution to the American Boxer Club in his/her efforts on behalf of the club. The award is to be presented each year at the Annual banquet. The selection of the recipient is made by the ABC Board of Directors, who also have the option of withholding the honor for a year. In as much as the Board members choose the recipient, no Board Member may receive the Award while serving on the Board. Where a husband and wife have so served, a single presentation is made, signifying their common interest and contributions to the club.