The Great Call Award

The Great Call Award (GCA) recognizes a “great call” in the sense that what was done makes those of us in officiating feel good. Often what took place could be considered “small” in scope and duration but quite “large” in its impact on someone or to officiating in a general sense. When a sports official takes time and care to help someone in dire need, that is a great call made by an official having nothing to do with a game situation.

The GCA is unique in that it is often given in recognition of officials demonstrating community spirit, by which all the rest of us get to puff our chests out.

Date / Year Recipient
3/10/2005 Tom Herre
3/10/2005 Bill Kolbe
3/22/2005 George Gissell
3/24/2005 Dave Sweeney
4/20/2005 Larry Boucher
6/8/2005 Marcia Alterman
6/8/2005 Craig Cress
6/8/2005 Julie Ilacqua
6/8/2005 Tom Lepperd
6/8/2005 Tommy Nunez
6/8/2005 Ronnie Nunn
6/8/2005 Mike Pereira
6/8/2005 Joan Powell
6/8/2005 Stephen Rey
6/8/2005 Jerry Seeman
6/8/2005 Mary Struckhoff
6/8/2005 Bill Topp
6/8/2005 Dave Yeast
7/19/2005 Esse Baharmast
7/19/2005 Jack Bissell
7/19/2005 Ronnie Carter
7/19/2005 Red Cashion
7/19/2005 Randy Christal
7/19/2005 Danny Crawford
7/19/2005 Ron Foxcroft
7/19/2005 Jim Jorgensen
7/19/2005 Rick Kuntz
7/19/2005 Dotson Lewis
7/19/2005 Jerry Markbreit
7/19/2005 Jerry McGee
7/19/2005 Anita Ortega
7/19/2005 Marc Ratner
7/19/2005 Joe Reed
7/19/2005 Ed Rush
7/19/2005 Jim Tunney
7/19/2005 Marcy Weston
7/19/2005 Gary Whelchel
7/19/2005 Paul Wilson
7/19/2005 Hank Zaborniak
8/22/2005 Joe Crawford
8/22/2005 Bob Delaney
8/22/2005 George Thompson
9/14/2005 Barry, Pat Sharpe
1/27/2006 Wright Waters
2/1/2006 Danny Rennels
2/15/2006 Nina Van Erk
6/14/2006 Larry Young
6/29/2006 Rick Cacciatore
7/17/2006 Dan Steir
7/18/2006 Frank DeFord
8/23/2006 Caroline Carter
8/24/2006 Todd Self
8/25/2006 John Allen
9/14/2006 Mike Sammons
1/31/2007 Jean-Louis Piette
6/26/2007 Jerry Grunska
6/26/2007 Jack Kemp
7/9/2007 John, Judy, Joe Richey
7/12/2007 John Katzler
8/17/2007 John Hogan
12/18/2007 Mary Flynn
1/8/2008 Lindsay Paradise
5/30/2008 Roger Goodell
6/2/2008 Ruth Rehn
6/9/2008 Justice Sam Alito
6/16/2008 Don Helinski
11/17/2008 Lamell McMorris
1/12/2009 Steve Meyer
8/28/2009 Don Cerimeli
8/28/2009 Brian Gessner
8/28/2009 Bob Kanaby
12/9/2009 Joseph Blatter
12/9/2009 Kevin Wallace
7/16/2010 Dave Gannaway
7/25/2010 Alan Goldberger
7/25/2010 Gary Schumann
7/26/2010 Reid Evans
10/21/2010 Wayne Winkler
1/28/2011 Julian Tackett
2/13/2012 Daria Hebert
2/13/2012 Rhonda Zeringdue
2/13/2012 Sandee Ellender
5/31/2012 Jeff Siegel
7/18/2012 Mike Port
8/14/2012 Patty Broderick
7/28/2013 Steve Shaw
7/28/2013 Bill Kennedy
7/28/2013 Don Collins
7/30/2013 Matthew Burkart
4/21/2014 Vaughn Rody
7/29/2014 Jeff Triplette
7/29/2014 Ralph Swearngin
7/29/2014 Chris Gambino
7/29/2014 Jim Radcliffe
7/29/2014 Bryan Greenwood
2/3/2015 James Vernier
7/28/2015 Cole Henggeler
7/28/2015 Don Lawrence
7/28/2015 Mark Uyl
7/28/2015 Joan Powell
1/27/2016 Marty Hickman
5/31/2016 John Lozano
7/31/2016 Robert Watts
7/31/2016 Lou Levine
7/31/2016 Rich Fetchiet
7/31/2017 Julian Tackett
7/31/2017 Sandra Serafini
8/8/2017 Tom Washington
9/25/2017 Tom Washington
9/12/2017 Kevin
9/26/2017 John Tumpane
10/18/2017 John Higgins
10/26/2017 Chuck Coplan
10/28/2017 Kevin Stine
11/29/2017 Courtney Guc
3/6/2018 Doug Elgin
5/16/2018 Bill Esau
7/1/3018 Bob Gardner
7/31/2018 Scott Green
7/31/2018 Mike Pereira
7/1/2018 Keith Alexander
7/29/2018 Vincent Stio
7/27/2019 Hallie Tuck
7/29/2019 Mike Colbrese
7/31/2019 Terry Gregson
7/31/2019 Julie Voeck
7/31/2019 Debbie Williamson
7/31/2019 Dean Corcoran
7/31/2019 Steve Simonson
7/31/2019 John Lindsey
7/31/2019 Cindy C-Wilson
7/31/2019 Terry Beckstead
7/31/2019 Terry Simmonds
7/31/2019 Tyler Trimble
7/31/2019 Dick Eglet
7/31/2019 Karl Johanson
7/31/2019 Brian Armes
7/31/2019 Brian Armes
7/31/2019 Bob Berg
7/31/2019 Steve Colby
7/31/2019 Kerri Stordahl
7/31/2019 Pati Rolf
7/31/2019 Josh Cordova
7/22/2019 Bernard Childress