CHSAA designates next week as "Officials Appreciation Week"

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CHSAA has designated the Week of Oct. 9 as "Officials Appreciation Week."

We are asking our member schools, teams and school communities to let CHSAA officials know how much their time, dedication and commitment means to high school activities.

"Without them, it would just be recess," said CHSAA commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green.

A signed card from the team, an additional pregame "shout-out," a gift card or basket — there are so many ways our schools can acknowledge the importance of officials to ensuring our athletes compete in a safe and equitable environment.

Currently, there are 4,686 officials serving the CHSAA membership.

"Without officials we have no games," said CHSAA associate commissioner Tom Robinson, who oversees officials. "The partnership we have with officials is an integral component of the CHSAA."

Are you interested in becoming a high school official? Find out more information and indicate your interest on this page.