Leaderboard – Al Tervo
The PGA Champions Tour selected Al Tervo of the 3M Championship in Blaine, MN as the 2007 Volunteer of the Year.
Tervo received the distinction via a balloting process that included nominations from tournaments on the Champions Tour schedule. In total, the Champions Tour’s 29 event enlist approximately 25,000 volunteers annually.
A lifetime resident of Minneapolis, Tervo has volunteered for the 3M Championship since the tournament’s inception in 1993. He spent his entire tenure on the transportation committee, serving as the chairman for the past four years, coordinating courtesy cars and shuttles for players and their families. His duties were challenged this past year when the tragic bridge collapse of I-35W struck Wednesday of tournament week. En route to an event with several players in the car, Tervo was headed towards the bridge at the time of the collapse, but decided to take an alternative route to avoid I-35 traffic that day. He learned of the collapse after arriving to the event – and despite being shaken after narrowly avoiding the tragedy himself, he worked in conjunction with tournament staff to ensure that all other players and volunteers were accounted for.
“It’s really an honor to be chosen as the 2007 Champion Tour Volunteer of the Year,” said Tervo. “There are so many really hardworking volunteers at the 3M Championship and other Champion Tour events, so I accept this award on behalf of all of them.”