Each year, USA Volleyball presents Meritorious Service Awards to individuals and/or groups that provide outstanding contributions to the sport of volleyball across the country. Each Region is allowed to nominate and select up to five individuals or groups for this recognition each year. The Carolina Region is pleased to announce the following individuals as recipients of 2016 Robert L. Lindsay Meritorious Service Awards. All award recipients will be recognized in the 2017 USA Volleyball Guidebook. A listing of all previous winners of Carolina Region Meritorious Service Awards can be found here.
Kevin "Mitch" Atkinson – Mitch is a long-time member of the Carolina Region. He played in the Adult program for many years and transitioned to officiating. He achieved his Junior National rating in 2011. He continues to serve as a clinician and referee at numerous Carolina Region and USA Volleyball events.
The Carolina Region would like to thank each of these individuals for their continued support of volleyball in North Carolina! Without people like these, the Carolina Region would not be where it is today. If you have a chance to meet these honorees or any previous year’s winners, please thank them for their many contributions!
If you would like to nominate someone for a 2017 Meritorious Service Award, please contact the Region Office. Any person or group that works to promote volleyball in North Carolina in some way is eligible.