OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College will host a five-session high school sports officiating course beginning at the college Wednesday, Sept. 18.
The Basic Fundamentals course meets 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 18, 25 and Oct. 2 and 9-11 a.m. Saturdays Sept. 21 and 28. The course must be taken prior to one-session, sports specific courses for football Oct. 5, basketball Oct. 9, volleyball Oct. 12, baseball Oct. 19 and softball Nov. 20.
“Sports Officials are in great demand locally and throughout the state,” said Jennifer Scheri, IVCC Director of Continuing Education and Business Services. “Referees and umpires help our community by filling these critical roles. It is also a good way for young people and adults to earn extra income.”
For information, visit, www.ivcc.edu/sportsofficiating or call (815) 224-0427.