Presentation of the 2016 TEAM Georgia Captain Herb Emory Community Service Award
Turner Field, Atlanta, GA—August 21, 2016. The third annual TEAM Georgia Captain Herb Emory Community Service Award was presented today at Turner Field prior to the Atlanta Braves game with the Washington Nationals before a good crowd of Braves baseball fans. The Award was named after famed WSB traffic reporter and community activist Captain Herb Emory who passed away in 2014. Herb was a founding Board member and officer of TEAM Georgia. This new award is presented annually to a partner or volunteer who has worked with TEAM Georgia and has exhibited the actions, qualities and traits that Captain Herb not only spoke about every day, but exemplified during his life.
TEAM Georgia Chairman Ron Fennel presented the 2016 Award to AAA—The Auto Club Group. Accepting the Award for AAA and TEAM Georgia Officer Garrett Townsend was AAA state executive, Mike Healy. In presenting the award Fennel said, “On behalf of the hundreds of members of TEAM Georgia’s family, I am pleased to present this award to AAA and their associates for their most valued work and commitment to TEAM Georgia over the last 15 years. Please accept our best wishes and sincere thanks for your extraordinary service to TEAM Georgia and the Atlanta community at large.
TEAM Georgia is a nonprofit group made up of business leaders, government and public safety officials, and members of Atlanta’s professional sporting teams. Our unique alliance joins the state’s most prominent and progressive champions of highway safety with Georgia’s professional sporting heroes.
Our mission is to serve as an effective and progressive highway and waterway safety advocacy group, encouraging safe and sober driving choices as a means of reducing transportation crashes, injuries and fatalities. We accomplish our objectives through several unique and effective programs. One of our most noteworthy programs is our Designated Driver Booth Program.
TEAM Georgia Designated Driver Booths are located at the Georgia Dome and the Infinite Energy Center Arena in Gwinnett county. Our booth volunteers are trained to encourage fans to use designated drivers when attending sporting, music and/or cultural events. These same volunteers ask fans to sign up prior to and during games and other events at our booth venues. Our goal is to have all fans arrive home “safe and sound”. Since the Designated Driver Booth Program began, over 500,000 individuals have registered to serve as Designated Drivers and receive information on impaired driving and Georgia’s DUI laws. For more information on TEAM Georgia please check out our user friendly website at: www.teamgeorgia.net or call Bob Cucchi our executive director at 770-490-1243.