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S & R Sport Referee Of The Month - June 2013 - Ken Hawkes

June 21, 2013

The winner of the S & R Sport Referee of the Month for June 2013 is Ken Hawkes of the Mountain Zone Zone. For winning referee of the month Ken receives a $50 gift certificate to

Ken Hawkes started his officiating career in 1986 after a playing career in the Utah State High School League.

Ken loved playing and wanted to continue to be involved in the sport.  Lucky for us, he chose refereeing as a way to give back and stay active in the sport.

He attended a referee training session for high school referees in Utah, and as they say, "the rest is history".

Ken started his refereeing career in the same high school league he played in and soon expanded his experience to include USA Water Polo US Leagues and then moved on to a number of sanctioned events including National Junior Olympics, an array of ODP competions and trainings including Regional Championships.

Born and raised in Utah. Ken is the only Utah native to referee a National Championship Game (Masters 2013) and has worked very hard the last several years to elevate his certification to a level 4 referee.

Ken continues to make himself available for every single opportunity that comes his way to improve and perfect his craft.

Ken continues to play an instrumental role in solidifying and growing his local referee organization and the development of the sport.

He has a true passion for the game and is very active in referee training and development both locally and across the zone.

We are fortunate to have Ken among our referee ranks and look forward to long and bright future for him. 




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