Unite virtually with sport officials from all levels of sport worldwide at Referees Embracing Faith Conference 2020 presented by Sport Officials Surrendered!

This is a powerful weekend of teaching, testimony, and worship! Hear from an all star lineup of speakers on Saturday, August 15 all streamed live at the S.O.S. YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Keynote speaker and full lineup to be announced.

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ABOUT REF Conference ​

As Sport Officials Surrendered was in its infancy in 2018, co-founders Dan & Alicia DiFolco established a relationship with 20-year veteran NBA referee Pat Fraher, who at the time was also in the planning stages of establishing an officials’ ministry called the Referees Embracing Faith Conference. “REF” Conference would bring together sport officials from across North America for an annual faith-based conference tailored to sport officials, creating a unique opportunity to unite around the gospel of Jesus.


Realizing how well the two visions complimented each other, S.O.S. and REF Conference agreed to merge, with REF Conference coming under the S.O.S. umbrella as the ministry’s cornerstone annual event. The aim of S.O.S. is to serve sport officials in person at REF Conference and online through website and social media avenues, with the prayer being that officials are encouraged and equipped to serve God wholeheartedly through their example when they step into the profession of sport officiating.


"Just like athletes, sport officials were created with our own unique passion for the same purpose, and that is to glorify God,” Dan DiFolco said. “It is our mission to unite those who call themselves referees, umpires, judges or what have you, as equal parts in the body of Christ, not only for fellowship, but to serve as a foundation of support, which is critical in our profession,” he said.

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Sport Officials Surrendered

Serving sport officials with a heart to impact the sport officiating community by embracing faith while working as officials.


Phone: 360.970.3116


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