Have Whistle, Will Travel - For high school refs, it's late nights and long drives... all for $38 a game
CARMAN - A brilliant full moon and a gazillion stars gaze down on Wayne Banfield and Stewart McKenzie as they lug their gym bags and dinners of Gatorade and granola bars into Carman Collegiate. It's an hour after they finished their day jobs in Portage la Prairie and scrambled to make the drive down frigid two-lane country highways -- curse that freight train near Elm Creek! -- and still five hours or more until they see their homes for the first time since early morning. Yell 'Hey, ref!' and both their heads will turn in unison.
It's a pretty glamorous life, officiating high school basketball.
The Manitoba Association of Basketball Officials is an arm of Basketball Manitoba and a branch of CABO. They make province wide rulings and selections for provincial tournaments and are responsible for the growth, organization, and development of Manitoba basketball officials and, in partnership with Basketball Manitoba, offer a number of programs and services beneficial to basketball officiating in the province. TOGETHER WE GROW BASKETBALL!