Last week, at the Manitoba Association of Basketball Officials Annual General Meeting, Wes Crymble (pictured to the left) and Dave Morphy were presented with the MABO Service Award, which recognizes their amazing careers and contributions to basketball in Manitoba.  

Dave Morphy has been a part of MABO since 1981, officiating at all levels of basketball in Manitoba, from high school to university, men’s and women’s teams. His extensive experience includes officiating at national championships, including Canada Games, CCAA, and CIS Women. Additionally, Dave served on the executive board for CABO for over 15 years in various roles such as Treasurer, Vice President, and President. He continues contributing to MABO as a Canada West evaluator and observer for the CEBL and the Winnipeg Sea Bears. Dave's numerous awards now include the MABO Service Award, recognizing his enduring dedication. Wes praised Dave as “a steady leader who worked and works with everybody,” ending his speech with a humorous nod to their golfing adventures, calling Dave “the worst golf partner.”

Wes Crymble, a key figure in MABO, has officiated at all levels of basketball, including CIAU/CIS competitions for both men and women. His vast experience with National Tournaments and numerous roles on the MABO board have significantly contributed to the organization. Wes has also been an observer and evaluator for the Canada West Conference and has mentored many young officials. Recently, Wes was announced as an inductee to the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame, class of 2024, for his exceptional contributions and efforts to elevate the basketball community. The induction ceremony will take place on September 28, 2024. 

With over 80 years of service between them, Dave and Wes’s mutual admiration and friendship was highlighted in this dual presentation. 

Thank you, Dave and Wes, for your extraordinary service to MABO and the sport of basketball in Manitoba!  

Wes Crymble, MABO President Reid Kenyon and Dave Morphy

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