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.