Peach of an Athlete

Peach of an Athlete Role Model Banquet | March 28, 2023

The 39th Annual Peach of an Athlete (POA) Role Model Banquet will be held on March 28, 2023 at Truist Park. 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 2023 Peach of an Athlete Banquet is chaired by Craig Gunckel, Chief Executive Officer of Iconex. We are pleased to recognize Kathy Waller, Executive Director of the Atlanta Committee for Progress as our Bobby Jones Award Honoree.

Table sponsorship starts at $3,500.

Awards Presented

Hank Aaron Role Model Award

The Hank Aaron 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.

Professional Award

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.

Amateur Honorees

The “Peach of an Athlete” Role Model Award is presented to collegiate athletes who exemplify good character and athletic achievement.

Amateur Honoree Tickets

Contact Sara Haj-Hussein, Development Director, at 770-956-3174 for more information.

File Name Description
2022 Peach of an Athlete Recap Download
Peach of an Athlete Banquet Sponsorship Form Download