The Officials vs. Cancer Crusade will be held January 20 – 26, 2020 throughout Litchfield County Connecticut ( Burlington, CT, which is in Hartford County, is also included). The annual event is sponsored by the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO). The Litchfield County chapter is IAABO Board 7.
Throughout the week-long event, basketball officials covering games at all levels- grade school, middle school and high school as well as all levels of prep schools in Litchfield County are encouraged to give 25% of their game fees to the American Cancer Society (ACS).
To raise the visibility of their efforts, officials will use pink whistles throughout the week.
Since 2008, IAABO has raised $2,000,000 for ACS, and The Litchfield County chapter has raised over $40,000 during that time.
All donations are tracked by and sent to ACS headquarters and then returned to the individual ACS offices where the funds were raised.