Referee Educational Forum

Unfortunately, due to the low number of people who have signed up for the Referee Educational Forum that was to be held this Saturday, October 10th, Jimmy Casas and his staff have found it necessary to cancel the event.  Jimmy will send refunds to all those who have paid.

2015 IAABO Fall Conference to be held in Denver

The 2015 IAABO Fall Conference is set to be held right here in Denver, September 17-20, 2015!  The meeting is scheduled to be held at the Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast, 3155 South Vaughn Way, Aurora, CO 80014.

All certified IAABO members of Colorado Board #4 ARE ENCOURAGED to attend the conference.  YOU WILL RECEIVE CREDIT FOR MASTER CLINIC ATTENDANCE  FOR 2015 IF YOU ATTEND ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH.  You may attend any of the other events on any of the other days, however, you will ONLY receive Master Clinic attendance credit for attending on Saturday, September 19th.  There is NO COST to attend the Conference, however, if you plan to attend please let Mr. Jim Dorsey, or Bob Lantzy,, know that you will be attending so they can have an idea of numbers.  You will be required to register your attendance, especially on Saturday, the 19th, in order to receive Master Clinic attendance credit.



Below are examples of some of the other events that are scheduled:

Hospitality Room

Topping off your day and evening of enjoyment will be the traditional “IAABO Roger J. Sheridan Hospitality Room”, named after the famed IAABO Past President (1965-66) from the State of Vermont. The hospitality room will be the place for everyone to renew old friendships and to make many new ones.

The Roger J. Sheridan Hospitality Room will be open to IAABO members and their guest as follows:

Wednesday, September 16th; 5 – 11 p.m.
Thursday, September 17th, 7 – 8:30 a.m. and 5 – 11 p.m.
Friday, September 18th; 7 – 8 a.m. and 5 – 11 p.m.
Saturday, September 19th; 7 – 8 a.m. and 5 – 11 p.m.

A continental breakfast will be provided in the Hospitality Suite Thursday through Saturday mornings. The Hospitality Suite will not be open during the meeting sessions.

Spouse/Guest Breakfast

On Saturday morning, September 19th, will be the annual IAABO Spouse and Guest Breakfast for your significant other. The breakfast will begin at 9:00 a.m. and there is no charge for one guest who pre-registers prior to Friday, September 4, 2015.  Other guests may register at a cost of $25.00 per person. Click here for a registration form.

Golf Tournament

The 2015 IAABO Golf Outing will take place on Thursday, September 17th. The Lone Tree Golf Club ( featuring an 18 hole, Arnold designed, par-72 regional championship course.  With five sets of tees, the course suits players of all abilities.  Shotgun start is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and registration taking place from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.  The cost for this event is $125.00. Click here for a registration form.

Friday September 17th – An Evening with the Rockies. Come and hang out with your IAABO friends from boards all across the United States. Tickets are limited to the first 40 individuals who register and pay for the game. The Rockies are playing the San Diego Padres. Game time is 6:40 p.m. The cost for a ticket is $25.00 and the seats are located in section 142. Click here for a registration form.

Saturday September 18th – Comedian – Sam Adams – Smooth. Clever. Hilarious. These words are used often to describe Sam Adams, who gained national attention by winning at the 2009 Great American Comedy Festival.

Sam’s energetic, comically-insightful act is 100 percent profanity-free and filled with observations about every-day encounters. He is a headline performer at comedy clubs and corporate events across the country. Sam also has shared stages with national-touring comedians and music recording artists — an eclectic, genre-jumping list of nationally-known performers ranging from comedians Frank Caliendo, Joe Piscopo, Kevin Nealon, David Alan Grier and Keenen Ivory Wayans to music’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart and seven-time Grammy Award winner Al Jarreau. The Denver Business Journal once gave Sam a favorable review for “bringing down the house with a string of well-delivered lines that were notable for their lack of profanity, scatological or sexual references.”


Denver Area 8 Golf Tournament – July 13, 2015

Fellow Referees –

It appears that summer is finally here, camps are wrapping up, and it’s time to think about golf and other summer activities.  The Denver Area 8 Golf Tournament is right around the corner – 7:30am shotgun on Monday, July 13 at Raccoon Creek Golf Course.  The entry fee for the event is $90 and includes: golf, cart, driving range, lunch and prizes.  And, thanks to the generosity of fellow official Pat Tait and Raccoon Creek, $5 of each entry fee will go to Official vs. Cancer.

Please click here for the entry form >>> 2015 Denver Area 8 Golf Tournament Entry Form.  Round up some of your officiating buddies to make a foursome, or sign up as a single and we’ll put you in a foursome.  Note that the deadline for entries is July 6th, but please don’t wait until the last minute to sign up.  For questions or more information, please call me, Jeff Hansen, at 303-884-2791 or email me at

Hope to see you on July 13th!

Jeff Hansen

IAABO Insurance Program

IAABO offers a voluntary (not mandatory) insurance program for all officials who are members of IAABO.  In order to participate in the insurance program, you must have paid your dues for the current year and be registered with IAABO.  The insurance program covers medical costs AFTER your own insurance in the case of injury.  It also covers game fee reimbursement (the insurance that we receive from NFHS does not cover lost game fees), as well as General Liability.

The insurance period is from May to May.  The cost for the year of coverage is only $7.50 per individual.  Please consider this insurance as it is a great value!  For more info on this insurance, please click here >>> IAABO Insurance Program 2015-16

If you would like to sign up for this insurance, please send your check made out to “Denver Area 8” with “IAABO Insurance” in the memo line for the complete total of $7.50.  You can send it to the Area 8 P.O. Box:  Area 8 Officials, P.O. Box 3395, Centennial, CO  80161-3395.

**If you have any questions regarding the IAABO Insurance program, please contact Dr. Ron Brown, IAABO Liaison –

Area 8 Golf Tournament is coming…

Monday, July 13th will mark the 4th annual Area 8 golf outing.  Each year the event has grown with 2014 marking the first time we had a scramble tournament.  Last year’s tournament at Raccoon Creek had 32 players enjoy the nice weather and a great golf course.  Setting the date well in advance this year gives us the opportunity to better promote the event and hopefully see participation at least double in size.  We will also advertise the event to the other Area organizations along the front range.

New this year is the opportunity for you to sponsor the event.  Many of you have a real job or a side business that you would like to advertise or promote to your fellow referees.  So, please consider this an open invitation for you to participate this year as a sponsor, whether you play in the event or not.  Sponsorships can be monetary (to apply towards lunch, prizes, “sponsor a hole”, etc.) or in the form of door prizes (golf balls, driver, putter, shirts, hats, tickets to sporting events, etc.).  The amount and type of sponsorships will determine the final price for the event that gets charged to each golfer.  We are asking $50 to “sponsor a hole”, or general contributions of any amount.  There is also an opportunity for someone to sponsor the 6 contest holes (longest drive and 2 closest to the pin holes each for men and women) for $250.  Each participant will receive a handout with the name of each sponsoring official and a brief description of the business being promoted.  Hole sponsors and contest hole sponsors may also put a sign on the tee box of the hole they’re sponsoring.

So that we can calculate the entry fee and send out the tournament registration information, we will need to have all of the sponsorship commitments by Wednesday, June 3rd.  Please use this form >>> Area 8 Golf Sponsor Form and return it to Jeff Hansen.  If you are making a monetary donation to the tournament, checks should be made out to Denver Area 8.  Credit card payments will be processed by Raccoon Creek Golf Course.  If you have any questions, please contact me via email at, or call me at 303-384-8020 (wk) or 303-884-2791 (cell). 

Thank you for your support of Area 8 and for your assistance in making our annual golf tournament a success.