Blade sports columnist Dave Hackenberg is a Crystal Award winner in the nonopinion, informative column category presented by the Toledo Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications.
Hackenberg won for his story the "Games Must Go on for the Boys."
The column talked about a family's desire for the Bluffton University baseball team to continue playing after their son was killed in an early morning crash of the team bus on March 2 near downtown Atlanta.
The Crystal Awards honor Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan communications professionals for excellence in photography, writing, television, design, advertising, public relations, nonprofit public relations, audiovisual, and the World Wide Web.
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