March 31, 2011
Georgia Tech’s Roddy Jones, who has excelled on the football field, the classroom and in the community, was recognized as the 2011 Peach of an Athlete Amateur Athlete Role Model by the Boy Scouts of America earlier this week at the Cobb Energy Centre.
Jones, a three-year starter for the Yellow Jacket football team and former member of the baseball team, is a three-time selection to the ACC All-Academic Team. In addition to his success on the field, he serves as the president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board and has helped to plan the Annual Toy Drive. He also assisted in raising money for the victims of the 2009 Atlanta floods and volunteers with Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital.
The 2011 Peach of an Athlete award honors outstanding role models for youth in Athletics, Academics, Community Service and Scouting. The “Peach of an Athlete Amateur Athlete Role Model” is awarded annually to a well known and distinguished student-athlete who is a responsible citizen, shows outstanding character, leadership, and excels in the classroom and on the field of play.
“Roddy’s dedication to his team, school, and to the Atlanta community and youth makes him the ideal role model for the youth in our city. The Peach of an Athlete Amateur Athlete Role Model Award honors unique individuals, like Roddy, that inspire through their commitment to their school, team, and community,” said Tracy Techau, Atlanta Area Council Scout Executive.
About the Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America:
Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has been the nation’s foremost program of character development and values-based leadership training for youth ages 7-20. The Atlanta Area Council covers 13 metro-Atlanta Counties including Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, and Rockdale. For more information on the Atlanta Area Council, visit www.atlantabsa.org.