Volunteer of the Year

Volunteers are an integral part of the success of the Veritex Bank Championship. They fulfill many roles that touch all aspects and constituents of the tournament including fans, players, caddies, hospitality, and partners. Simply put, we could not run the tournament without them. 

Criteria and Process:
The ‘Volunteer of the Year’ is awarded to an outstanding volunteer who embodies the true nature of exemplary volunteerism through character, spirit, hard work, camaraderie, service, and leadership. 

Each committee chairperson will nominate one (1) volunteer from their team at the conclusion of Saturday’s round. All nominees will be reviewed by the Tournament Volunteer Chair and the Veritex Bank Championship staff. The winner will be recognized and awarded Sunday at the Trophy Ceremony following the conclusion of final round play.

The ‘Volunteer of the Year’ will receive:

  • Recognition and presentation of award during the Trophy Ceremony
  • A round of golf for four (4) at Texas Rangers Golf Club
  • VIP parking for the 2024 Veritex Bank Championship
  • Name and photo on the Tournament website
  • Nomination to the overall Korn Ferry Tour ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award (to be announced in December 2023)

Previous ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Award Winners

2022 Volunteer of the Year
Patti Bartholomew

Patti worked 10 shifts over the tournament week in varying capacities with the Marshals, Player Services, and Pro-Am Committees. She was always willing to fill in wherever the Tournament needed another volunteer body and always had a smile on her face. Thank you Patti for all of your time and support during the Veritex Bank Championship!

2021 Volunteer of the Year
David Curtis

David was assigned to work in the Volunteer Headquarters and Walking Scorer Committees, but ended helping in Caddie Services and Operations Committee as well. He always had a smile on his face and was always willing to help wherever needed (even cleaning the men’s restrooms). He worked before the tournament at uniform distribution and operations set-up with signage and COVID testing. He volunteered a full day to caddie for a player that just needed someone for the day. He was a walking scorer for three rounds and was flexible in his schedule after the rain postponed and extended the shifts. The final day, he worked two shifts in headquarters helping with on-course services and transportation. We could not have made it through the 2021 Veritex Bank Championship without him!