The Florida State University Athletic Department presents the Moore-Stone Award for Outstanding Service to Florida State Athletics to Billy Parker.
From the time Billy Parker played on Florida State’s first basketball team in 1948, he has had an intense love for the university. Parker has been one of the greatest leaders of the Florida State athletic program. He has not only helped implement the Endowed Scholarship Program, the Affinity Marketing Program, and Basketball’s Tip-Off Club, but he was also the first Endowed Scholarship donor. Currently chairman of the Endowed Scholarship Committee, Parker is also co-chairman and a charter member of the Gold Chiefs. A member of the Seminole Boosters Board of Directors for 15 years, Billy Parker was chairman in 1986 and the first chairman to reside outside the Tallahassee area.
Perhaps no other individual has done so much in so many different areas than Clearwater’s Billy Parker. Through his efforts, Seminole athletics have moved from those formative years of the last 1940s to today’s major college giant.