Peach of an Athlete 

The 30th Annual Peach of an Athlete (POA) Role Model Banquet will be held March 25,  2014 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.

2014 Honorees  

Bobby Jones Honoree

Jerry Nix ~ Member Board of Directors and retired CFO, Genuine Parts Company


Professional Honoree

Matt Stinchcomb ~ University of Georgia All-American and former first-round NFL draft pick


Collegiate Student Athletes


Top Overall Male Honoree

Chris Conley ~ University of Georgia


Top Overall Female Honoree

Shayla Bivins ~ Georgia Tech