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Apr, 2021

Jamison Vance Named Volunteer of the Year by City of Fishers

Meet Jamison Vance, Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year Winner

Mudsock Youth Athletics is proud to announce that longtime volunteer, Jamison Vance, has been named “Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year” in the city of Fishers.

An annual tradition, the city of Fishers celebrates community members who have made a significant impact through their service. The different areas of awards include: Community Servant of the Year, Essential Workers of the Year, Nonprofit Staffer of the Year, Fishers
Department Volunteer of the Year, Fishers Parks Group Volunteer of the year, Fishers Parks Youth Volunteer of the year and Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation Volunteer of the Year. The Nonprofit volunteer of the year is awarded to an extraordinary volunteer whose dedicated service to a Fishers non-profit organization in the year 2020 had a significant impact on the community at large.

“Among the hundreds of qualified recipients that were submitted, Jamison is second to none. He sets the standard when it comes leadership and commitment as a volunteer. We are so grateful for all of the time and energy Jamison has put into Mudsock Youth Athletics and its member leagues. This award could not have been given to a better person,” said Scott Spillman, Executive Director of Mudsock Youth Athletics.

Jamison currently serves on the executive committee of the Mudsock Youth Baseball board and is a commissioner on the Mudsock Boys Basketball board. He has coached or volunteered in other capacities in the baseball, basketball and soccer leagues.


Jamison Vance, how did you get involved with Mudsock Youth Sports?

I started coaching my oldest son in baseball and then started to become involved with other leagues he participated, as both a coach and league board member. I have since continued with my younger son and daughter.

What motivates or inspires you to serve your community?

I think youth athletics is important in the growth and development of kids – from a physical, mental, and social skills standpoint. I try to do my part to further that cause.

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How did COVID-19 impact your service at MYA?

I became more involved with some leagues as others needed to step away to help make sure we could offer safe experiences for the kids.

Is it difficult to balance a full-time job with your volunteerism? What advice would you share with others looking to volunteer while working full-time?

At times, yes! It is important to manage time as best as possible between the job that pays the bills, family needs, and volunteer activities.

Which of your accomplishments are you most proud of or feel made the biggest difference in the community? 

Being able to be a part of four different sports leagues between fall and winter that were all able to complete their season despite a challenging environment with the pandemic.

What’s your favorite part of working with MYA?

The MYA staff is outstanding and the active volunteers in every league truly have the best interests of the community’s youth in mind. Most probably don’t know the work that goes on behind the scenes to make everything happen.

What advice would you give someone looking to give back to their community through volunteerism?

Just make the leap! Even with a minimal time commitment, you can make a huge difference.

What do you hope to accomplish through your service in 2021?

To continue to help offer a positive experience to those I happen to encounter.

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