Peach of an Athlete
March 19, 2019 at the College Football Hall of Fame | 250 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
The 35th Annual Peach of an Athlete (POA) Role Model Banquet will be held on March 19, 2019 at the College Football Hall of Fame. The Peach of an Athlete Role Model Banquet honors athletes and community leaders that hold the same values as Scouting and benefits the programs of Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
The 2019 Peach of an Athlete Banquet will be chaired by Craig Gunckel, Chief Executive Officer of Iconex. We are pleased to recognize Jim Hannan, Chief Executive Officer of Koch Industries Inc. as our Bobby Jones Honoree and Chase Elliott, NASCAR, with our Professional Athlete Award.
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Calvin Johnson, Jr. Role Model Award
The Calvin Johnson Jr. Role Model Award is given each year to an outstanding student athlete involved in Scouting in the Atlanta Area Council who exemplifies good character and athletic achievement.
Bobby Jones Award
The Bobby Jones Award is one of the most prestigious awards 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 George Bush, Andrew Young, Dan Reeves, Sam Nunn, Ted Turner, Billy Payne, and Hank Aaron.
The Professional Award is awarded annually to a well-known, successful professional athlete who exemplifies qualities of responsible citizenship and outstanding character. Past professional athlete recipients have included: Dominique Wilkins, Brian Jordan, Warrick Dunn, Champ Bailey, Calvin Johnson, Jr., Mark Price, Al Horford, Jeff Van Note and Dikembe Mutombo.
The “Peach of an Athlete” Role Model Award is presented to collegiate athletes who exemplify good character and athletic achievement.