Community Relations

Members of the WMOA are active in the community. Click on the image(s) below to see pictures of members in action.

Dawg Nation Hockey – Butchy Mousseau

Butchy Mousseau was a collegiate hockey official who fell and hit his head during the WCHA Final Five pregame warm ups at Van Andel Arena two weeks ago. He was put into a medically induced coma, and unfortunately he passed away last week. The WMOA board asks you to strongly consider helping our fellow brother’s family out, as they try to cope with the tragic loss of Butchy.

mLive Article: http://www.mlive.com/sports/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2016/03/hockey_ref_butch_mousseaux_die.html

Here’s how to donate:
http://www.dawgnationhockey.org

Dawg Nation Hockey
P.O. Box 182
Indian Hills, CO 80454

WMOA Addix All-Star Game PicsWMOA Addix All-Star Game Pics

WMOA Addix All-Star Game Pics

Take a look at some pics from the Addix All-Star Game:

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WMOA – VI Sports Day 2016

Take a look at some pics from VI Sports Day 2016:

The WMOA was recognized for 10 years of service and financial support to the VI Sports Day through Officials for Kids and the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

WMOA Donates to the West Michigan Sports Commision & GRidiron Classic

The WMOA donated $1200 to the West Michigan Sports Commision (WMSC) in support of the GRidiron Classic. Brad & TJ presented the check to Mike Guswiler of the WMSC

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WMOA check pres


ADDIX Basketball Champions All Star Classic-Wed, March 29 at DU

GRAND RAPIDS, MI., March 15, 2017 – The rosters are announced today for the ADDIX Basketball Champions All-Star Games at Davenport University on Wednesday, March 29. Game Director Steve Project and his committee compiled both sets of rosters for the boys and girls. The games are presented by sponsors D & W and Family Fare and ESPN 96.1 FM.

Selections of the top senior players — men and women from MAC, WHAC, MIAA, and the GLIAC — were made and will feature some of the best small college talent in the USA. Women will tip off at 6pm; Men’s game at 7:30pm

These all-star games were started in 2007 by Steve Project and were an extension of the TA WA SI All-Star Games that began in 1973 by Herman Green Jr. and Granville Brown. Project worked the TA WA SI group starting in 1988-2005. TA WA SI is an Indian name meaning “Friend and Helper.” Green played on the Ottawa Hills Indians State Championship basketball teams in 1968 and 1969. Steve then collaborated with Pete Rusticus to re-launch under the name of Champions of Character in 2007. Rusticus was the VP of Sales for the GR Hoops where Project served as General Manager in 2000 and 2001 at the Delta Plex. Rusticus (Athletic Sponsorships and Fund Development) and Project (Associate Department Chair/Sports Professor) now both work for Davenport University.

Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for kids and families pay a flat rate of $20. College students with ID get free admission.

There will be $1 Pepsi, $2 Hot Dogs, $1 Popcorn, too!

A unique event utilizing Davenport personnel ,the goal is to raise $3,000-5000 in support of Davenport Athletics and the Make A Wish Foundation, an NCAA Division 2 partnership.

Our new Title Sponsor is ADDIX ATHLETIC GEAR. Addixgear.com.

Official Game Sponsors include Farmers Insurance, Celebration Cinemas, J & H Family Stores, Michigan Basketball Academy, Pepsi and Buiten Insurance and super agent Rod Hathaway. Media sponsors are ESPN 96.1 and Wood Radio.

The West Michigan Officials Association has again become a unique partner, too. We need young players to get into officiating.

34 MEN were nominated — CRITERIA INCLUDED:

  • Must be Nominated
  • Outstanding senior season
  • Person of great integrity, ethics
  • A champion

WEST- Team Stars

COACHES: Kim Elders/Cornerstone

Davenport U.
Kevin Rich 6’6 Northview
Nick Gamble 6’0 Homestead (Fort Wayne, IN)

Cornerstone U
Michael McLaughlin 5’9 Forest Hills Northern
Cory Cox 6’4 Fenton
Eric Readman 6’4 Fenton

Indiana Tech
Miles Robinson 5’10 E. Kentwood

Lawrence Tech
John Osantowksi 6’9 Tri Unity Christian

Aquinas
Jake Bullock 6’0 Lansing Catholic
Ryan Schall 5’10 Comstock Park

Grace Bible
Jared Bradford 5’9 Sparta

EAST – Team Stripes

COACHES: Greg Mitchell/Hope

GVSU
Juwan Starks 6’5 Oswego (IL)

Ferris State
Quintin Ruff 6’0 Elgin (IL)

Hope
Cody Stuive 6’7 Hudsonville
Chad Carlson 5’7 Rockford
Harrison Blackledge 6’6 Hoover (OH)

Calvin
Cam Denney 6’7 Norwell (IN)
Nick Kronemeyer 6’2 Hamilton
Michael Welch 6’7 Stevensville Lakeshore

Kalamazoo College
Adam Dykema 6’3 F. Hills Central * (injured)
Josh Miller 6’9 Calvin Christian

Alma
Chase Fairchild 6’1 Rockford * (injured)
Trevor Gernaat 6’4 N. Michigan Christian (McBain)
Tyler Gewards 6’5 Schwartz Creek

27 Women were nominated — CRITERIA INCLUDED:

  • Must be Nominated
  • Outstanding senior season
  • Person of great integrity, ethics
  • A champion

WEST – Team Stars

COACHES: Robyn Scherr Wells/ Davenport

Davenport U
Lauren Brower 5’10 St.Joseph
Molly Babbs 5’11 Byron Center
Chri Carter 5’5 E. Kentwood
Mallory Sewell 6’1 Delton Kellogg

Cornerstone U
Emma Lockhart 5’6 Reed City
Samantha Kolenda 5’7 Sparta
Mari Bugg 5’10 Grandville * (injured)
Alyssa trouble 6’2 Hudsonville
Ellery Mast 6’0 Holland Christian
Taylor Dean 5’11 West Ottawa

Siena Heights
Jaaliyah Arrington 5’7 Wyoming

Spring Arbor
Rachel Driesenga 6’1 Hudsonville

East – Team Stripes

COACHES: Brian Morehouse/Hope

GVSU
Piper Tucker 5’11 E. Lansing
Taylor Lutz 5’9 Penn (IN)
Bailey Cairnduff 5’10 Morley Stanwood * (injured)
Kayla Dawson 5’8 Depere (WI)

Hope
Parris Madison 5’2 GR Christian
Elizabeth Perkins 5’9 Lansing Christian * (injured)
Angelique Gaddy 5’4 S. Christian
Mandy Traversa 6’0 Wheaton North (IL)
Tyra Smith 5’5 GR Christian
Allison Headrick 5’8 Nequia Valley (IL)

Calvin
Anna Timmer 5’10 S. Christian
Lauren Goldthorpe 5’8 Lasalle St. Ignace * (injured)

Kalamazoo College
Grace Smith 5’8 Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic

2017 ADDIX All-Star Game Officials

Congratulations to the WMOA basketball & football officials selected to work the 2017 ADDIX college & high school all-star games.

You can find the list of officials here: 2017 ADDIX All-Star Game Officials

ADDIX College Men’s & Women’s All-Star Game Officials

Women’s Game Offials Men’s Game Officials

2017 Addix Football All Star Game

Congratulations to the following WMOA officials who worked the recent Addix All Star football game played in June 9th at Davenport University. The event was outstanding with over 20,000 dollars raised for Gilda’s House of Grand Rapids. The WMOA officials did an excellent job and represented our association well.

Chain Crew – Richard Gills, Matt Meese, Ted Patrick, Brian Donovan
Game Officials – Mike Costello (R),Don Walker (U),Adam Lamos (HL),Ed Steenbergen (LJ),Tim Rich (SJ),Matt Rich (FJ),Don Chubb (BJ)


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