Peach of an Athlete
The 28th Annual Peach of an Athlete (POA) Role Model Banquet will be held March 20, 2012 at the Cobb Energy Centre. The purpose of POA is to recognize amateur and professional athletes who live their lives with the same values as Scouting. The Boy Scouts of America is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The Values of Scouting have never been as important as they are today. The Atlanta Area Council offers young people responsible fun and adventure; Instills in htem lifetime values; Develops in them ethical character; Trains young people in citizenship, service and leadership; And serves America's communities and families with its quality, values-based program.
Annually, the Peach of an Athlete Role Model Banquet is held to honor athletes that hold the same values as Scouting and to benefit the programs of Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated. Please make your commitment today by joining us as a sponsor or table host at the Peach of an Athlete Role Model Banquet.
The Bobby Jones Award is one of the most prestegious awards that is given by the Atlanta Area Council. This award is in honor of Bobby Jones. He won the Grand Slam in 1930 at the age of 28 and became an authentic American "tickertape" hero. He is remembered for an outstanding character, in victory and in adversity. Each year the Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America presents the Bobby Jones Award to a person whose life and career exemplify those same enduring values. Past recipients include Andrew Young, Dan Reeves, Sam Nunn, Ted Turner, Billy Payne, and Hank Aaron.
Contact William Bryant, Senior Development Director, at 770-956-3177 for more information.
Bobby Jones Honoree
Ralph de la Vega ~ President, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets
Calvin Johnson, Jr. ~ Pro-Bowl Wide Receiver, Detroit Lions
Collegiate Student Athletes
Top Overall Male Honoree
Joseph P. Hackney ~ University of Georgia
Top Overall Female Honoree
Vineece Verdun ~ Georgia State University
Rosalande Corneille ~ Alabama State University
Matt Daniels ~ Duke University
Sasha Goodlet ~ Georgia Tech
Cody Haffly ~ Wingate University
Kalan Jenkins ~ Georgia State University
Courtney McLane ~ University of Alabama
John Nesbitt ~ Albany State University
Jason Peters ~ Georgia Tech
Reid Popple ~ Barry College
Kristine Priebe ~ Georgia Tech