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Thank a Ref’ campaign

I want to say “Thank You” to my high school, Bigfork. I read the article in last week’s paper about the Thank A Ref campaign held at BHS. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to read that the school held a campaign specifically to thank officials for all they do. The article detailed the behind the scenes of becoming, and time spent being, an official. I am an MSHSL official for basketball and softball and have often felt it is a thankless job. I do it because I love the sports and have a desire to give a quality game to those participating. I can tell you that there is no bigger reward then having players treat you with respect and receiving that post game fist bump for a job well done. Thank you for recognizing officials. I can tell you it means more to them then they let on.

Proud Bigfork Graduate

Matt Zimmer