Accolades Inc. Receives Jackie Robinson Award
Accolades Inc., Norcross, Ga., received the Jackie Robinson Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner award (MVDBP) from the Atlanta Braves and MLB during a pre-game ceremony on Jackie Robinson Day at Turner Field this past week. Accolades Inc. founder and CEO Daryll Griffin accepted the award, which was presented because of the company's exemplary service, similar to the qualities exemplified by Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson.
Accolades Inc. is the only promotional products marketing firm to receive this award, which annually recognizes diversity partners for the Atlanta Braves and MLB organizations who provide service that reflects the character and commitment to excellence lived by Jackie Robinson.
Also attending Jackie Robinson Day festivities was former President Jimmy Carter—Nobel Peace Prize recipient and champion of human rights—and his wife, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who congratulated Griffin on her award.
"What an honor! What an evening!" exclaimed Griffin, as she joined her work family and loved ones after the ceremony. "To think our team was selected as one of the firms who most provide a level of service and character comparable to one of my heroes, Jackie Robinson—it blows me away. We are humbled and thrilled to have the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball as our partner, and to help them succeed in their branding projects. Combine this with special congratulations from President and Mrs. Carter, and you've made this day a dream of a lifetime!"
The former president proudly wore a branded item from his favorite home team that evening: the Braves' signature baseball cap.
For more information on Accolades Inc., visit www.acolades-inc.com.