The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) and the Oregon Athletic Officials Association (OAOA) have put out the call for help in the coming spring sports season.
Just as they have in the fall and winter seasons, the OSAA has a shortage of officials for spring sports, particularly baseball and softball.
“Oregon has an urgent need for officials in all sports,” OAOA Executive Director Jack Folliard said in a press release. “Officials provide valuable service to high schools and students, make a positive impact in the community and build relationships.”
The OSAA boasts many benefits of officiating, including staying involved in athletics, mainting good physical conditioning and being able to earn extra money.
Those interested in becoming an umpire for baseball or softball should visit newofficials.org.
Spring seasons officially begin on Feb. 27, with the first contests and jamborees played on March 13.