The "EXCELLENCE IN OFFICIATING AWARD" is presented to collectively honor officials previously recognized for their leadership, dedication and high standard of professionalism displayed on and off the "field of play". Their efforts are acknowledged for laying a foundation of excellence as officiating pioneers.
Presented annually to a currently active official in Tacoma-Pierce County who has made a significant contribution to the betterment of officiating. Factors used in the selection of this individual include, but are not limited to, the following:
Respect for the Spirit and the Letter of the "Laws of the Games."
Integrity and ethics.
Exhibits a "service above self" attitude.
Has a motivating effect on others and/or strong community involvement.
Excellence in officiating.
Years of service and positions held in Local, State and National Official's organizations.
Awards received from these organizations.
A member in good standing of the Washington Officials Association, if applicable.