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Upcoming Special Olympic Events

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Special Olympics of Michigan is looking for basketball officials for upcoming events. Dates include:
Saturday January 19th at Milford High School
Saturday February 9th at Dundee High School
Saturday March 2nd at Saline High School
If you’re interested in helping to support these events, please reach out to
Coordinator of Sports and Training for Special Olympics of Michigan Nick Zoroya at
Thank You
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Obituary for Linda Drolet, wife of official Gary Drolet

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Linda L. Drolet, age 71 of Berkley for 45 years, passed away at home surrounded by her family Friday, November 9, 2018. She was born September 5, 1947 in Ferndale to James and Barbara Watson.

Linda was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her husband and longtime official, Gary; children, David Hendricks, Deanna Hendricks, Michael Hendricks, Steven Hendricks, Meagan Hendricks, and Amber Drolet; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 14 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM the time of the Memorial Service at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1800 West Maple Road, Birmingham.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Linda L Drolet, please visit:


Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Upcoming Basketball Meeting

Next Monday Night!
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials Basketball Meeting

Monday November 12th at 6:30pm
Birmingham Groves High School
20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025
In the cafeteria on the West side of the high school.

We will be going over points of emphasis and other important topics for the upcoming basketball season.

Some reminders from the last meeting:

If you missed Nate Hamptom’s rules presentation at our last meeting, please remember to log into Officials Services on the MHSAA website and watch it to receive credit. Completion of the rules presentation is a requirement to be tournament eligible.

Another requirement is to be a member in good standing with a local approved association. If you did not get a chance to register with us, you can register at the meeting on Monday or print a copy for mailing with your dues by clicking the following link:
Hard Copy 2018-2019 Registration

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 for the year,
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.

Please email to Bob Czech if you’re interested in working at the Detroit Country Day pre-season scrimmage November 17 & 18 or email Wallace Whitfield if you would like to work at John Glenn on November 17.

Don’t forget to order your MDAO gear from KV Sports of South Lyon at:

If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at:

Look forward to seeing you there!