|With my friend and mentor, Joe Mitchell|
The 2018 USA Games Special Olympics brought together 31 officials, both from the Washington state area and National Officials chosen from the US. All volunteering to make these games run smoothly. The officials working these games have the understanding of how the game is called. We work diligently to properly enforce the rules. Many in this group have worked together for years and have developed a friendship and bond. We all care about the game and want to make certain each player is treated fairly so each athlete can perform to the best of their ability.
This is my fourth USA games participation with many years of international participation, too. All of us have years of college and high school experience as well as years of Special Olympics competition.
In between working games, I was able to make some photos of some of the other officials. Click on the photo to see the high resolution.
|Keith Lampel, making a new friend|
|Player relations, always trying to make a good impression|
|There were 31 basketball officials, local and national officials|
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