This month's GCA Playdate featured a unique spectacle: all the referees were wearing a white t-shirt instead of their usual referee uniforms. On the front of the t-shirt was a familiar face, Bob Hemme, who passed away earlier this year. Bob was a fixture in the soccer community, a top quality referee who had more than likely officiated your child in a game at some point during their career. The referees chose this occasion to honor his memory in a way that he would appreciate, out on the field overseeing local youth games.
The club has now set up a special scholarship fund to honor Bob's dedication to the game - The Bob Hemme 4th Official Scholarship. This fund will promote refereeing to the young players in our club and help offset the cost of getting certified. We will be accepting donations year round, so please contact us if you would like to contribute!