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We are super excited to announce that REF Con 2021 will be held IN PERSON this year in Denver, Colorado! We know that the last year has been an extremely difficult time for many ... BUT GOD!!


We are looking forward to the time we can gather corporately with fellow sport officials from all over the country and different parts of the world, and we are expectant that God is going to show up and move mightily in each of our hearts, and therefore, communities!

Please check back as more updated information will be forthcoming. But for now ... save the date, block off your calendars and start preparing your hearts for an AWEsome time of worship, growth, fellowship and even outreach!!


DATES: AUGUST 13-14- Register Below!!!

Friday, August 13th will be a day of OUTREACH for those wanting to join us in serving the local community as a gesture of God's presence and appreciation for allowing us to gather together (Details to Come). Conference will be held on Saturday, the 14th

LOCATION: GRACE CHAPEL in Denver, Colorado
Confirmed Speakers: Chip Simmons (After the Game Ministries; Former NFL/NCAA/MLB Chaplain)


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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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