Tribute to Veteran and Active Military Sports Officials

Nov 17th, 2019

We asked our Facebook followers to post pictures in their military uniforms. While officiating is an important service within our communities, military service is the ultimate sacrifice to our country.

We salute each of you and thank you for your service in all ways!

Bill Ryan
Bill Ryan

Brian Luth
Brian Luth
US Army 2001 - Present

Chris Ekstrom
Chris Ekstrom
Honor, Courage, Commitment

Christopher-Weathers
Christopher-Weathers

Cleveland-Reeves
Cleveland Reeves

Dan Russell
Dan Russell
Airborne School Fort Benning, GA January 1986

Dave-Davis
Dave Davis
September 5th, 1973

Eric-McClure
Eric McClure

 Geoffrey-King
Geoffrey King
Semper Fi

George-Rodriguez
George Rodriguez

Jack-Miles
Jack Miles

JD West
JD West
US Navy 2006-2018

Jeremy Reneau
Jeremy Reneau
What does service mean to you?
An opportunity to do something great.

Jeremy Reneau Kandahar
Jeremy Reneau Kandahar (Left)
2010-2011

Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith
Kuwait-2010

Joe Pallazzo
Joe Pallazzo
What does service mean to you?
It's about the man next to you being part of a family willing to sacrifice your 
freedoms and possibly your life for the safety and security of others.

John-Bast
John Bast

John Valverde
John Valverde
Service Before Self

Keith-Lewis
Keith Lewis

Kelly-Elliott-Dine
Kelly Elliott Dine
What does service mean to you?
The Navy motto "Non sibi sed patriae", which means "Not self but country." Our core values of honor, courage, commitment. And finally, the belief that Sailors really are Forged by the Sea.

Kirby-Montgomery
Kirby Montgomery

Kristopher B. Coon
Kristopher B. Coon
Germany 1990...cold, wet and miserable. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Martin Ellwood
Martin Ellwood
What does service mean to you?
Doing the Nations dirty work so others may live peacefuly in the best country on earth.

Mike Ketcham
Mike Ketcham

Rex Fogle Family
Rex Fogle
3 generations. Me, my daughter, my father,and father-in-law.

Robert-Fittro
Robert Fittro

Rod Norton
Rod Norton
East Berlin, 1988

Ronnie-Matthews
Ronnie Matthews

Shayne-Lickteig
Shayne Lickteig

Simon-Foster
Simon Foster
What does service mean to you?
Keeping your guys safe, while making sure that the enemy's guys AREN'T safe.

Steve-Owens
Steve Owens

Tim Willis
Tim Willis
What does service mean to you?
Honor and commitment. Learned a lot in those four years and met a lot of great people.

Tom Noll
Tom Noll
US Army 1987-1993


Tom Ramirez
I am the one with the cigarette.
Moc Hoa South Vietnam, May 1969

Tony-Escarzaga
Tony Escarzaga
What does service mean to you?
Everybody working together to make sure our loved ones back home can wake up each morning secure that someone is watching out for them.

Zach-Ruple
Zach Ruple
What does service mean to you?
Protecting the ones back home at all costs and securing freedom and democracy for another generation.

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Marketing Assistant, Pro School Umpire Graduate Josh Mann

A native of Chicago, Josh graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Economy & Industry and Sports Management. He attended the Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy and Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School, umpired in the Frontier Professional Baseball League and worked in the Chicago Cubs Organization. Josh enjoys baseball, hockey, golf and spending time with his dog Wrigley.

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