A lifetime resident of Frederick County, Rolly Atkinson exemplified his love for all sports through his participation and enthusiasm. As a young man, he played quarterback for three years for the Seneca football team. As a youth advocate, he heightened his love for the game through the Frederick Midget Football League by coaching, refereeing, and being a volunteer board member. He was a charter member of the Frederick County Football Officials. As an avid supporter of many sports, Atkinson organized and participated in the Monocacy Canoe Club. Later, he founded the Frederick Pedalers Bicycle Club, then organized and rode in these races to benefit challenged citizens. Atkinson was one of the founding members of the Alvin G. Quinn Hall of Fame. All his life he exemplified giving to family and community.