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Bailey Named Regions Tradition Volunteer of the Year

Regions Tradition co-chairmen Wayne Gillis (far left) and Matthew Dent (second left) with Regions Tradition general chairman Mike Thompson (far right) present Brad Bailey (second right) with the Regions Tradition Volunteer of the Tournament award.

June 4, 2012

Birmingham, Ala.-- The Regions Tradition, along with the Champions Tour, announced that Brad Bailey has been named the Regions Tradition Volunteer of the Year for his loyal service as Vice Chairman for the 2012 event.
Bailey receives a Champions Tour-logoed Waterford crystal gift and will now become a finalist for the Champions Tour’s Volunteer of the Year award at the conclusion of the 2012 season.  He will also receive a personal note from Champions Tour President Mike Stevens in recognition of his achievement.
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.
Volunteers are always present, but often unnoticed, at all PGA TOUR co-sanctioned events, with approximately 1,000 people providing their time and efforts at each Champions Tour tournament. Their selfless efforts have helped the PGA TOUR and its tournaments donate more than $1.7 billion to charity over the years, including more than $118 million last year.
Mike Thompson, Tournament General Chairman, along with tournament staff, volunteer leaders and Champions Tour Advance Rules/Operations Officials determined the Regions Tradition Volunteer of the Year by considering the qualities and attributes to select an individual who went beyond assigned duties and set an outstanding example for others.

Bailey was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and went to Birmingham Southern College before marrying his wife Amy. They have two children, Campbell, 5, and Sarah, 3.  Amy, Campbell and Sarah all join their dad in making the Regions Tradition a family affair.
Bailey, as Vice Chairman of the Volunteers, works in conjunction with the tournament Volunteer Director to recruit, train, and oversee all 1,000 volunteers leading up to the tournament, and also during tournament week.  He runs all Vice Chairman meetings and has a key role in all decisions pertaining to the volunteer program.
“Brad goes out of his way to ensure every detail is taken care of pertaining to the volunteers and operations of the tournament,” Thompson said. “He has a busy job and family life, but takes the time to ensure the volunteer committees are adequately prepared to execute each detail on a major championship level. We congratulate Brad and know we are very fortunate to have him involved with the Regions Tradition.”
“Congratulations to Brad for being named as the Champions Tour Volunteer of the Tournament,” said Mike Stevens, President of the Champions Tour. “Typical of the thousands of volunteers who devote their time and efforts throughout the year, Brad stands out as a fine example of the people who have become part of the fabric of the Champions Tour and have helped us to realize the success we enjoy. We thank him, and recognize him for hisdedication to the Regions Tradition.”
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