September 17, 2019–2:49 p.m.
Former Calhoun High star Charlie Culberson is the Atlanta Braves’ nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award.
The award is bestowed annually to the player who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy, and positive contributions, both on and off the field.
“Charlie “Clutch” Culberson, a homegrown player, makes a significant impact on the home team both on and off the field.
He embraces Braves Country through annual hospital visits to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, fundraising efforts for the Braves Foundation and becoming one of the first to step up to the plate in supporting the Braves Community Heroes Week initiative.
During Military Appreciation Month, he visited Dobbins Air Force Base to serve lunch and spend time with military personnel, thanking them for their service. He also works with the Braves to assemble care packages and write personalized notes of gratitude, both of which are mailed overseas. In giving back to the youth, Charlie prides himself in being an instructor during PLAY BALL initiatives and donates financial resources to underserved communities so they can purchase Braves tickets.
During the offseason, Charlie partners with the Voluntary Action Center to serve Thanksgiving meals for 100 underserved families. Since 2016, he has hosted the Smoker-Culberson Golf Classic, raising over $28,000 to support the Calhoun High School Baseball program.
Charlie teamed up with BreakingT to create the “Charlie Clutch” T-shirt, donating the proceeds to Winship Cancer Institute of Emory to support Prostate Cancer research, in honor of his father-in-law.
An impressible leader on and off the field, Charlie’s giving humbly touches the lives of others and inspires people across Braves Country to make a difference in this world.”
You can vote for Culberson here.