Sports officials representing the NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, NHL and several other leagues are teaming up to make a collective effort to give back.
Sports Officials Care, the philanthropy of officials across the country and in Canada, has been formed with the goal to unite and collaborate with officials across all sports for the common good of giving back to the community and creating positive change on and off the playing field.
Other goals include addressing the challenge of the shortage of sports officials in youth sports, educating the next generation of sports officials and passing along leadership skills and demonstrating the need for good sportsmanship.
Through Sports Officials Care, umpires and referees will get together throughout the year to XXXX
“We are excited to get this charity off the ground and to start working together in the communities in which we work,” said longtime NBA referee Billy Kennedy. “Sports officials have been giving back for years but this is the first time we have a collective effort to impact communities together.”