NJSIAA Student Ambassador Officials’ Appreciation Week
Monday, October 19th, through Sunday, October 25th
The NJSIAA Student Ambassadors are pleased to announce Officials’ Appreciation week will run the week of Monday, October 19th, through Sunday, October 25th. This initiative was launched last year in order to bring awareness to the increasing shortage of officials across all sports in both NJ as well as the entire country. The Student Ambassadors are concerned with the potential long-term implications this trend will have on high school sports for future student-athletes. So, in an effort to acknowledge, recognize and celebrate the efforts of the more than 7,500 NJSIAA registered officials, the Student Ambassadors will designate one week per season to show their gratitude for these men and women. During the Fall Officials Appreciation Week, the Student Ambassadors hope that captains can work with their coach and athletic administrator to recognize their officials prior to a game. Be sure to post your activity on social media to bring awareness to the importance of high school officials in every sports season.