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Offline Ralph Damren

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Fun times from a fun hobby......
« on: October 27, 2016, 12:07:08 PM »
      We hold two very enjoyable events during the season that I wanted to share with you guys. Last night was our annual state officials' meeting in Augusta, about 90 miles away. In our preseason scrimmages we ask the schools to pay our association in lieu of ourselves and that money is used to charter a bus that takes us on our annual journey. The NABDs (non-adult beverage drinkers) in our group assist by picking up those of us that may care to partake, and provide transportation to and from the bus. An enjoyable evening is had by all - some may experience the agony of dead brain cells come dawn. ;D

     A couple of Saturdays from  now is the Referee's Prom - our chapter's meeting with the wives invited. We have an enjoyable evening at a local Elk's Club. The NFL has the Butkus Award, but we have the Butt-Kiss Award given each year to a deserving official. eAt&

     Our hobby of football officiating is a great one - yes, stressful at times - but provides us with the ability of staying active in a game we love while developing friendships that will last a lifetime. I'm sure many of you have similar events, please share them with the forum to give us all a breath of fresh air from all the challenges and concerns  that occur during the season.