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September 2020 - Samantha Andrews

Congratulations to Samantha Andrews, our September Volunteer of the month! Samantha has been volunteering with us for 7 years. She started out as a Run Lead for our In-Training for Peachtree program in 2013 and she comes back every year because she loves the training, the staff, and the training participants. Thank you, Samantha, for your leadership and dedication to this program and to our participants!

What is your favorite Atlanta Track Club event? Why?

Hands down, the AJC Peachtree Road Race. It is a fun party down Peachtree!

What is one of your best memories from volunteering at any race?

My most memorable volunteering experience was as a course monitor for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon this year. I was at Mile 20 and it was just amazing to watch the Olympic hopefuls as they competed for a spot on the team.

What is your favorite thing about volunteering with Atlanta Track Club? What brings you back?

I love the Atlanta Track Club staff: Coach Amy Begley and her team are phenomenal. For training, we are a family. We spend so much time together and we have formed an amazing tribe. As a run lead, we also help people to push their bodies to new levels to reach their goals.

Do you have a favorite volunteer assignment?

A Run Lead. We spend a lot of time working with participants and building relationships with them. To watch participants go from their initial starting point to completing their desired race is a great feeling. The fact that many of our participants come back each season speaks volumes.

What other organizations do you volunteer for and why?

I volunteer with Delta Sigma Theta, City of Decatur, and my employer. I enjoy serving my community and meeting new people.

What do you do for a living?

I am biology professor at Perimeter College at GSU.

Do you have any advice or words of wisdom for any new Atlanta Track Club volunteers?

Volunteering is great way to connect with the running community. It will give you a new perspective on the logistics of planning and hosting a race.

Tell us something interesting about yourself - an interesting fact or story that will help us get to know you…

I love fun workout clothes. I have a collection of some of the most colorful leggings. I actually try on a few outfits before each race to make sure I am coordinated. I like to keep it fun and funky on the pavement.

Volunteer of the Month

Mizuno strives to be Atlanta's essential and reliable running brand. Since 2018 they have been committed to YOU, the essential and reliable volunteers who make our 30+ events and programs possible. They provide the Volunteer of the Month with seasonal apparel and discounted footwear to make all those hours spent on your feet more comfortable.

Previous Volunteers of the Month

"Volunteer of the Month" began in March of 2015 with the launch of our new website as a way to honor and recognize our amazing Atlanta Track Club volunteers who go above and beyond the call of duty. Congratulations to our Volunteers of the Month and thank you for all that you do!

August 2020 - Sue Landa

July 2020 - Taylor James

June 2020 - Chrystal Akor

May 2020 - Tiffany Addison

April 2020 - Courtney Strosnider

March 2020 - David Henry

February 2020 - Jane Burke

January 2020 - Bob Wells

December 2019 - Svetlana Dimova

November 2019 - Megan McGuigan

October 2019 - Jay Hallman

September 2019 - Komlan Tamatekou

August 2019 - Jamie Howard

July 2019 - Barbara Carroll

June 2019 - Larry McDaniel

May 2019 - Tim Parker

April 2019 - Deborah Wright

March 2019 - Shannon Parris

February 2019 - Lisa Obser

January 2019 - LaTashia Hill

December 2018 - Roberta McQuade

November 2018 - Susan Jones

October 2018 - Sylvia Chambless

September 2018 - Cartersville High School Wrestling Team

August 2018 - Cindy Patton

July 2018 - Dan and Mary Reed

June 2018 - James Bryant

May 2018 - Tomica Holmes

April 2018 - Linda Bode Phinney

March 2018 - Jess and Walter Kolis

February 2018 - Marylyn Sabol

January 2018 - Jennifer Grunbaum

December 2017 - Carol Dell

November 2017 -Nisa Sommers

October 2017 - Susan Porteous

September 2017 - Carol Gsell

August 2017 - Sandra Smith

July 2017 - Bill Royston

June 2017 - Shirlene Stafford

May 2017 - Lacey Phillips

April 2017 - Craig Sprinkle

March 2017 - Mike Cook

February 2017 - Virginia Harris

January 2017 - Bill and Dana Zavatky

December 2016 - Dr. Robert Albin

November 2016 - Kathryn Welden

October 2016 - Bill Strickland

September 2016 - Ann Bentsen

August 2016 - Dinnie Rogers

July 2016 - Betsey Kidwell

June 2016 - Diana Watson

May 2016 - Eileen Fannon

April 2016 - Roosevelt Thomas and Thomas Baker

March 2016 - Mike Idacavage

February 2016 - Dennis Burgess

January 2016 - TJ Hadley

December 2015 - Cee Cee and PJ Johnson

November 2015 - Sheila Ball

October 2015 - Alta Urtarte

September 2015 - Gary Hosmer

August 2015 - Joseph and Patricia Scruggs

July 2015 - Mike Toulouza

June 2015 - John Wallace

May 2015 - Amy Malcom

April 2015 - Sherri Madore

March 2015 - Vanessa Bennett