Volunteer in Parks Banquet

CRPA annually hosts our Volunteers in the Parks (VIP) Banquet each January to recognize the previous year’s volunteers. During this banquet, guests enjoy dinner, a motivational speaker, prizes and gifts, and one volunteer from each group is recognized as a volunteer of the year for that organization. From those selected by their respective groups as the volunteer(s) of the year, a panel of judges selects one volunteer as the Cherokee County Distinguished Volunteer of the Year.

2020 Volunteers of the Year

Distinguished Volunteer of the Year - Mollie Guy
Excellence in Volunteer Service - SORBA Woodstock

Canton Baseball - Roger Grant
Cherokee County Special Olympics - Mollie Guy 
Cherokee Reds Baseball - Steve Ritter
Cherokee Senior Softball Association - Mike Ryan
Cherokee Soccer Association - Kim Bishop
Cherokee Youth Basketball - Kendra Carter
Cherokee Youth Lacrosse - Tony Nagel
Cherokee Youth Football Association - Amy Boyer
Cherokee Youth Softball - Bryan McNally
Chill - Lynn Stevenson
Dwight Terry Baseball - Deb Wright
East Cherokee Baseball - Chase Timms
Friends of Garland Mountain - Debbie Sutton
Georgia Academy - Simon Holland
Hobgood Baseball - Thomas Rule
Leisure Spectrum - Claire Croft
NASA Top Hat - Chase Scott
North Cherokee Baseball - Melody Parton
North Georgia Falcons - Jordan McDaniel
North Metro Miracle League Cherokee - Dan and Mary Kenney
SORBA Woodstock - Mark Bolding

Past CRPA Distinguished Volunteers

  • 2019 - Delaine Cagle - Leisure Spectrum
  • 2018 - Rob & Tracie Strozier - Miracle League
  • 2017 - Lori Bane - Hobgood Baseball
  • 2016 - Ray Deluca - Cherokee Senior Softball Association
  • 2015 - Amy Turcotte - CYFA, Holly Pineda - Special Olympics
  • 2014 - Duffy Sparks - Cherokee Youth Baseball
  • 2013 - Delaney Spurlock - Leisure Spectrum
  • 2012 - Steve Diamond - CHILL
  • 2011 - Dan Carmicheal - Cherokee Reds
  • 2010 - Marguerite White - CYFA