The Vince Gill Volunteer of the Year Award is annually given to a member of the Sneds Tour that embodies the giving spirit and commitment that Vince Gill has shown to various charities including junior golf. Many junior golfers dedicate their time and efforts to help volunteer for organizations in their respective hometowns and the Sneds Tour would like to annually recognize one of it’s members and honor them with this award.   Vince Gill moved to Tennessee in 1983 in order to further his music career and became a chart and sales success later in the decade. It wasn’t long before Vince gained a reputation as an entertainer charities could count on for support. Besides hosting The Vinny, Vince has hosted the T.J. Martell Golf Tournament benefiting cancer and leukemia research, Belmont University’s music program and numerous other causes. Vince has received many awards to honor his commitments to various charities and organizations. Some of these include the 2001 naming of The First Tee facility in Nashville as the VinnyLinks, the 2003 PGA of America Distinguished Service Award, and in 2005 the Tennessee Golf Foundation inducted Vince as their 24th member of the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame.

2018 Vince Gill Volunteer of the Year 

Olivia Cunningham (Nashville, TN)

From her nomination:

Olivia is very generous with her time for both the sick and Nashville golf community. She has volunteered at St. Thomas Hospital for over three years. She also volunteers her time as the assistant golf coach for St. Henry Elementary School. When she is not helping others out, she is studying, as she made the Dean's List all four years at Father Ryan High School. Olivia will continue her golf career at the collegiate level when she heads to Tusculum College this fall. | |