Thursday, May 17, 2012
George Fox University honors women’s basketball PA announcer as 2012 volunteer of the year
NEWBERG, Ore. – Many may know the voice of George Fox University’s 2012 Volunteer of the Year even if they don’t recognize him in person – or even remember seeing him. His voice is the one heard regularly in the Wheeler Sports Center, calling games for one of the best Division III basketball teams in the nation.
Since the 1999-2000 season, Don Staples has been the volunteer public address announcer for George Fox women’s basketball home games. In 12 full seasons, with an average workload of 12 to 16 games a season, he has called more than 200 games for the Bruins, ranging from alumni contests to NCAA postseason tournaments. That amounts to more than 400 unpaid hours.
“His only compensation has been pizza and soft drinks in the hospitality room – and a whole lot of Bruin wins,” said Blair Cash, the university’s sports information director. read the full story