|2012 Westin Volunteer of The Year Award Recipient|
SAVANNAH, Ga.-Tournament officials with the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf have named Trish Potts as the event's 2012 Westin Volunteer of the Year award recipient. The announcement was made at a volunteer appreciation dinner held earlier this week at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.
Potts received a poster signed by Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf players and is now a finalist for the Champions Tour's Volunteer of the Year Award that will be announced next month.
At each Champions Tour event, an individual is recognized for outstanding service and dedication above and beyond the expectation of a volunteer and that person becomes a finalist for the year-end award.
Joe Rotellini, executive director of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf, along with tournament staff, volunteer leaders and Champions Tour officials determined the Volunteer of the Tournament by selecting an individual who made a difference in tournament operations, went above and beyond their assigned duties and set an outstanding example for their peers.
Potts has been a volunteer with the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf for a decade and has led the standard bearer committee for the past six years. In advance of the event, Potts works with local schools and military bases to recruit volunteers to walk with each group during the competition carrying standards (signs) which indicate the players' scores. During the tournament Potts is stationed in the volunteer scoring tent, directing the standard bearers out onto the course.
"Trish's energy and cheerful attitude are contagious. She greets everyone with a big smile and goes above and beyond to ensure our standard bearer operations go off without a hitch," Rotellini said. "We congratulate Trish and are very fortunate to have her and her fellow volunteers as a part of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf. We couldn't put on an event of this magnitude without them."
"I am honored to be recognized among so many deserving volunteers," said Potts. "I've been working with the standard bearers at this tournament for 10 years and couldn't be happier. We are very fortunate to have such a pool of junior volunteers to draw from and the addition of our local military who support us each year. This couldn't be accomplished without the great leadership from our scoring team and my very special co-chair, Bill Bayfield. I am already looking forward to returning next year."