Golf was his passion as a player and an instructor. He founded Hawk-True Golf, a nonprofit organization that provides equipment and instruction for youngsters. In 2002, he established the Hawk-True Golf Achievement Award to honor outstanding young golfers of color who also are successful academically.
On his Hawk-True website, he states: “When it comes to kids, golf is the foundation and the sky is the limit! We make sure that the lack of golf equipment is not a barrier or excuse for a kid not getting involved in the golf game.”
He became a volunteer assistant coach for the Lancaster High School boys golf team in 2006 and became the team’s nonfaculty coach in 2015.
A certified golf instructor, he taught fundamentals of the game at Harris Hill Golf Course in Bowmansville. He was a member of the United States Golf Association regional affairs committee and a member of the Lancaster Country Club, Briarwood Country Club and Tan Tara Golf Club.
He was a volunteer for National Kidney Foundation and Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. With his team, the Myeloma Milers, he biked in the annual Ride for Roswell.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Gina R. Mayo-Hawk, an executive account manager in marketing and sales for Managed Care Network; a son, Chamus F., a rapper and video artist; two stepsons, Stephen Hicks and Geoffrey Hicks; his mother, Grace Hawk-Williams; a brother, Theron; and two grandchildren.