PNFOA Turns 50
Members, alumni and special guests of the Pacific Northwest Football
Officials Association gathered on Monday evening
21st to celebrate a milestone in football officiating in greater Seattle
area. With the ending of the 2011 high school football season it
marked the end of the 50th year of service on the field for the PNFOA.
To commemorate the
milestone, the PNFOA inducted into it's inaugural class of the "PNFOA
Hall of Fame" five alumni who have gone on to bigger and brighter
officiating careers. Being inducted into the class of 2011 were;
Francis W. “Pop”
All these men began
officiating with the PNFOA, and have since retired from the sport.
But all still love the game and are involved in many off-field
capacities. Look for bios and photos coming soon.
Caping off the evening
events was our special guest keynote speaker Dr. Jim Tunney. The
former NFL, and 3-time Superbowl Referee spoke to those in attendance
about integrity, honesty and leaving the game better after you've gone.
It was an inspiring speech, and a night to remember.
Dr. Jim Tunney signing autographs
As you can imagine the face of
football has changed quite a bit over the past 50 years.
Football today looks quite a bit different than 50 years ago.
Players are bigger, strong, faster. Coaching is far more
complex, and the game itself is bigger and more popular than ever.
Friday nights have never been so much fun!
On behalf of all the officials who
have served in our association over the past 50 years, we say THANK
YOU. Thank you to the coaches, parents, educators, students,
game administrators, security and everyone else who have helped make
the past 50 years a success for all the kids. The PNFOA looks
forward to the next 50 great years!
PNFOA Presents Susan G. Komen with Fundraising Check
Posted: January 27, 2011
PNFOA, Jeff Mattson (left) and Mike Livingston (right) present Susan
G. Komen for the Cure representative Taylor Storslee with a check
for $4734. Funds raised were part of the PNFOA's "Give Back"
weekend, October 21-23, 2010, where officials donated games checks
from games worked to help raise awareness for breast cancer.
Pacific Northwest Football Official’s Association Honor Shorewood
and Cleveland High Schools for Sportsmanship
Posted: June 19th, 2009
For the past several years (since 2003) officials in the Pacific
Northwest Football Official’s Association (PNFOA) have given out a sportsmanship
award to a Seattle/Puget Sound school and individual player that exhibits
sportsmanship in a given season. Members of the PNFOA donate to the
Sportsmanship Fund in order to pay for a $500 scholarship for a player on
the team that is planning on furthering their education after graduation.
player is picked by the coaching staff and presented with an award and the $500
scholarship in the fall once the student athlete has chosen an institution to
attend. The coach is also presented a plaque. This past winter the PNFOA
membership chose two schools to honor.
On December 11th, 2008 PNFOA members Tim Stevens, Ron
Robillard and Jason Capps presented a sportsmanship award to
Shorewood High School coach Andrew Hershey and player Peter Huynh. The award
was presented at Shorewood’s Winter awards ceremony. Mr. Stevens (who nominated
Shorewood) talked about the Shorewood team and what made them worthy of the
award and Mr. Capps presented Hershey and Huynh with the hardware.
Likewise on January 9th, 2009 PNFOA members
Danny Talmage, Mike Livingston and Jason Capps presented a
sportsmanship award to Cleveland High School coach Kelvin Goliday and player
Jacob Stanley. The award was presented at a Cleveland assembly. Mr. Talmage
(who nominated Cleveland) talked to the crowd about the positive sportsmanship
displayed by Cleveland and Mr. Capps presented Goliday and Stanley the
hardware. Thanks to all PNFOA members who donated to the award fund in