Partners for Parks Annual Award Winners

Since 2009, Partners for Parks has proudly recognized significant contributions in parks and recreation by individuals, organizations and corporations. Please support these award winners as they are the “movers and shakers” that make our region such a special place to live. Congratulations to all of them.

Brad Davis Lifetime Achievement Award

2016   Harold Moses – NC Senior Games
2015   Lewis Ledfor – NC State Parks
2014   Anthony James -Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation
2013   R. Dean Coleman – Alamance County Parks &  Recreation
2012   Jack Swede Frauson – NC Parks & Recreation Commission
2011   Clinton Foust – Morganton Parks & Recreation
2010   Jim Foltz – Rowan County Parks & Recreation
2009   Carl Baber – Gaston County Parks & Recreation

Joe Cogdell Volunteer Service Award

2016 Alvin Woods – Charlotte Flights Track & Field Club
2015 Irwin Belk – US Olympic Committee
2014 Philip Blumenthal – Blumenthal Foundation
2013 Anne Springs Close – Anne Springs Close Greenway
2012 Gerald Lieberman – Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Commission
2011 Tony Zeiss – President of CPCC
2010 Porter Byrum – Byrum Natural Protected Area
2009 Kip Kiser – Myers Park Trinity Little League

Nonprofit Organization Award

2016 CRVA / Visit Charlotte
2015 Friends of Hickory
2014 Wesley Chapel Friends of Parks & Rec
2013 Blumenthal Foundation
2012 Charlotte Flights Track & Field Club
2011 Rotary Club of Charlotte
2010 May 20th Society
2009 Irwin Belk Educational Foundation

Project Recognition Award

2016 Ketter Stadium, American Legion World Series Committee, Shelby, NC
2015 Novant Health BMX Supercross Track, Rock Hill, SC
2014 Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground at Kiwanis Park, Hickory, NC
2013 Romare Bearden Park, Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation
2012 Little Sugar Creek Greenway
2011 Statesville Fitness & Activity Center, Statesville, NC
2010 Manchester Meadows, Rock Hill, SC
2009 Race Place, Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation

Corporate Recognition Award

2016 BP / Mark Oil Company
2015 Charlotte Hornets
2014 Engineered Sintered Components, Troutman, NC
2013 NORCOM Propertie
2012 REI
2011 Carolina Panthers
2010 Duke Energy
2009 Wachovia Corporation Real Estate Services