Hurricane Katrina Referee Equipment Relief Drive

A message from Angelo Bratsis, Referee Representative to the NBOD

Needless to say, Katrina was the worst national disaster to hit our country in recent history.   Thousands of people have been affected and have lost everything. Some of those people are our fellow referees within Region 3 -- Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. Our fellow officials have lost everything including their referee equipment.
I am initiating this drive specifically to provide assistance to our fellow referees in replacing their lost gear so that they can continue to service our game without the additional hardship of replacing their equipment.
We all have something in our bags or in our bureau drawers that we can share such as shorts, shirts, socks, shoes, whistles, cards, flags, etc.
Please contact any of the following as to where to send what you can.
George Duffy, SRA Louisiana
123 Villare Drive
Destrehan, LA 70047
Tim Clements, SRA Mississippi
2222 College Road
Southhaven, MS 38672
Charles David Stephenson, SYRA Alabama
101 Skypark Terrace
Florence, AL 35634
Bill Walker, SRA
5520 Woodberry Lane
Tuscaloosa, AL 32405
Our brother and sister officials need our help.  Please send what you can in the form of equipment only.
Angelo N. Bratsis
NBOD Referee Representative
Here is a link to a collection point that has been passed along by one of our Virginia referees: