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Sad News Sanders Brothers

Below is information on the deaths of the brothers of Abasi Sanders. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Abasi Sanders’s brothers Jerome “Buck” & Arthur “Sonny” Sanders, passed away recently. There will be two separate viewings and one shared funeral. Details are below.
Public Viewings
Jerome “Buck” Sanders
Friday, August 23, 2019
10:00am – 9:00pm
Cole Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel
Arthur “Sonny” Sanders
Friday, August 23, 2019
3:00pm – 8:00pm
Barksdale Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel
Combined Going Home Service
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Family Hour: 10:00am
Service: 11:00am
Thank you

Sad News

Below is some information for two recent deaths. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Kamaria Douglas oldest brother Marcel Douglas, passed away from a tragic motorcycle accident on Sunday, August 4, 2019 in Las Vegas Nevada.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, August 17,2019 at Christ Community Church (227 N. Capitol, Lansing, MI 48933) at 11:00 a.m.
View Obituary for Marcel Douglas:
Donations can be made via this link to the GoFundMe account set up for him:
Antone Day passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019
Public viewing will be Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Ellis Funeral Home from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Funeral Service will be Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Ellis Funeral Home at 11:00am
More information is available at: www.ellisfuneralhomeinc.com

Annual Football Kickoff Training Reminder

Our free annual Metro Detroit Athletic Officials Football Training is Saturday 8/3/2019!
Saturday August 3rd at 9:00am
(Arrive early to register with us and visit the vendors before the rules presentation)
Birmingham Groves High School
Big Auditorium closest to Evergreen Rd.
Rules presentation for coaches and officials by Nate Hampton
Nate will begin promptly at 9:00am!
Big Ten and MAC official Gaylon Williams will provide a keynote address
Classroom break out sessions by position
Come early to register with us and purchase officiating gear available from:
Light refreshments will be provided.
Look forward to seeing you there!
More information including association registration forms at:
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Annual Football Kickoff Clinic

Please join us for the annual Metro Detroit Athletic Officials Football Clinic
Saturday August 3rd at 9:00am
Birmingham Groves High School
Big Auditorium closest to Evergreen Rd.
Keynote address by NFL Referee Shawn Smith
Rules presentation for coaches and officials by Nate Hampton
Come early to register with us and purchase officiating gear available from:
Look forward to seeing you there!

Association Registration Reminder

Don’t forget to register with us as an association member! One of the requirements to be tournament eligible is be a member in good standing with a local approved association. Paper registration forms have been mailed out. If you did not receive one, you can print a copy for mailing by clicking the following link:
As a reminder, we’ve been advised by MHSAA to clear out our members in good standing for each sport every year. To be considered a member in good standing with the MDAO for a sport, remember to 1) pay your dues, 2) submit an updated registration form (even if your information has not changed) and 3) attend at least two meetings in each sport you officiate.
Upcoming meeting dates and times can be found on our website at:
If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com
This year dues have been increased, for the first time ever, to help us continue to be one of the most active and strongest associations in Michigan. This decision is taken very seriously and we’ll continue to work hard without compensation for the benefit of all our members. We aim to keep members educated and informed through regular email and website updates. We are the only association that has assignors linked to it. Liability insurance, Arbiter fees and meeting expenses have also continued to increase over the years.
Thanks for all your hard work you do and we look forward to working with everyone this upcoming year.
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Upcoming Basketball Camp Opportunity

This camp will provide an excellent opportunity for officials wanting to advance to the next level.
Campers will be critiqued by some of the best high school and college officials in the state of Michigan.
Both those with and without officiating experience are welcome to attend the camp.
During the camp, campers will receive a detailed analysis of their on-court officiating.
Friday June 7th to Saturday June 8th
Canton High School
Please contact Wallace Whitfield with questions: (248)981-7887 whitfield4204@comcast.net
Please submit camp applications by June 1

Officials for Kids 13th Annual Golf Outing

For over 13 years, the Officials for Kids outing has been one of the most affordable and most pleasurable golf outings for golfers, officials, coaches and friends of high school athletics. We are looking forward to another fantastic event to benefit Beaumont Children’s Hospital. Last year over $4,500 was raised!
Sunday June 23rd
8:00am Check In
9:00am Shotgun Start
Warren Valley Golf Course
$90 dollars per person includes:
18 holes of golf
Sit down buffet
Door prizes for everyone
If you need further information please contact:
Joe McCormick (734)558-7256 joemac615@comcast.net
Bob Williams (313)919-3609 robert.williams@uofdjesuit.org
To download registration form, click here:



MHSAA 20, 30, 40, 45 & 50-YEAR OFFICIALS

Officials on this list will receive their 20, 30, 40, 45 or 50-year service awards at the 40th annual Officials’ Awards & Alumni Banquet at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, in East Lansing on May 4, 2019.
A sincere congratulations to everyone!
Allen Park – Ronald B Rowland
Berkley – Chet Ostrowski
Canton – Luther A Bradley
Clarkston – Kurt N Haines
Detroit – Walter R Strong Jr.
Farmington Hills – Raymond Washington Jr.
Grosse Pointe Shores – Daniel F Moffitt
Macomb – Dennis M Kennedy
Monroe – Daniel W Jukuri
Monroe – Marvin A Krueger
Romulus – Victor R Lambert
South Lyon – Jason E Rigley
Southfield – Kim F Bell
Southfield – Thomas E Marshall
Southfield – Kendall G Sherman
Southfield – Jerome A Shipp
St. Clair Shores – Michael Drake
St. Clair Shores – Randy Stuart
Sterling Heights – James P Collier
Taylor – Michael A Daniel
Trenton – William T Sanfilippo
Troy – Anthony T Howard
Waterford – Jeffrey P Harnack
Westland – Mark J Wludyka
Belleville – James M Neal
Commerce Township – Brian R Conley
Davison – Michael E McKenna
Detroit – Troy Campbell
Detroit – John L Walton
Eastpointe – David W Vojinov
Farmington Hills – Derek S Adolf
Farmington Hills – David P Drake
Livonia – David C Robitaille
Monroe – James O Bunkelman
Plymouth – Michael J Craig
Romulus – Debbie L Dick
Royal Oak – Michael C DeVuyst
Shelby Township – Donald E Schima
Southfield – Steven E Woodfork
St Clair Shores – Joseph S Denomme
Sterling Heights – Martin A Hacias
Sterling Heights – Brian S Hopp
Waterford – Christopher P Lund
Wayne – Dan F Kimberlin
West Bloomfield – Bernard Muhammad
Davisburg – William J Davis
Franklin – Fred Tenorio
Lake Orion – Michael J Callahan
Monroe – Barry P Little
Plymouth – Henry L George Jr.
Rochester – Brian E York
Rochester Hills – Fred B Castelvetere
Shelby – Edmundo Flores
St Clair Shores – Tom P Frattini
Trenton – Daniel K Whaley
Waterford – Mark W Richer
Wyandotte – Thomas S Palamara
Canton – Dennis J Bostwick
Canton – Terry A Wash
Chesterfield – Harold T Younce
Davison – James L Eastman
Dearborn Heights – Lou Giroux
Grosse Pointe Park – Mike C Dempsey
Macomb – Ronald L Minoletti
Monroe – Eric E Jenkins
Royal Oak – Byron A Photiades
Troy – Kenyon D Shively
Warren – Hugh R Jewell
Waterford – Frederick A Cohen
Let us know if we forgot anyone!

Softball/Baseball Meeting Reminder Monday April 22

Just a quick reminder that the next softball and baseball meeting is Monday!
Softball will be first and baseball to follow immediately thereafter.
Monday April 22 – Softball @ 6:30pm & Baseball @ 7:30pm
Classroom G-2 is located near the athletic office. Enter the main West entrance near the swimming pool and walk down the hallway past room G-1 and past the trophy on your right. Classroom G-2 is immediately behind the trophy case.