Central Kentucky Football Officials Association

Barbasol Championship – Volunteer Info

From Brooks Downing:

Jimmy –

Many thanks to forwarding this email to the CKFOA membership. As you know, I served as an official with the CKFOA from 1984-95. I also worked in the Mid South, and my last game was serving on a crew comprised of George Lusby, Julian Tackett, Rick Day and others working the 1995 NAIA National Championship game in Oklahoma. And honestly, here 20+ years later, I miss those Friday nights more than I can share.

As we discussed, I’m now own and manage an events company, and we’re proud to be bringing the Barbasol Championship to Central Kentucky, the state’s only PGA TOUR event, July 16-22 at Champions at Keene Trace near the Jessamine County/Fayette County line.

We are looking for as many as 1,000 volunteers, and to date, we’ve signed up about 700 volunteers. I’ve attached a one-pager and I’m hoping that there may be a contingency of officials who would like to work our tournament.

At the end of the day, this is a charity event. We are set to raise significant funds ($300,000+) here in year one for Kentucky-based charities, but we need a few more folks to help us reach our staffing goals. Please note, you don’t have to be a golfer, or a golf fan, to make an impact. There are plenty of jobs to go around!

Any help the CKFOA can provide by circulating the attached document would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you!


Keith’s emails from June 21st

Latest email:

Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story”

57 days and 4+ hours until opening day of the regular season. You would know this if you had visitied the new and improved ckfoa.org webpage. For all you new officials you will find the Officiating Portfolio that has been discussed in the Summer Clinic. I will also be sending this out as an attachment. The Preseason Guides will also be sent as an attachment and not on the webpage due to Copyright issues. I will be sending the 2018 Guide shortly.

Be sure to visit the ckfoa.org site often for any new developments or information.
I am Super Charged and ready for Football to start.
I am filling some slots on crews and am in discussion with the white hats about all the individuals. Officials placed on crews are selected after discussing with the white hat and their crew to see if that placement would be the best alternative for that individual crew.
Please be getting yourself physically and mentally ready for the season (I include myself in that statement), as it takes time to acclimate yourself to the heat…if you are not used to being outside for any extended time.
First email of the day:
Dues and if you plan to work this year
If you do not plan to return this year to officiate…PLEASE extend the common courtesy of letting me know.

Also CKFOA dues are $50.00 until July 1st...after that date the dues will be $75.00 (Per CKFOA Policy Board).  Dues should be sent either through the mail to David Cornelius or the much simpler method of PayPay. Be sure to send “Friends and Family” so a fee will not be taken out. The PayPal account is dcmcins@bellsouth.net

It is 57 Days and 4 hours+ (At the time I sent this email) until the opening day of the Regular Season…you would know this if you had taken the time to visit the new and improved ckfoa.org webpage.


CKFOA Meeting Dates

CKFOA Regular Season Meeting Dates and Times:

  • July 23 and 30, August 6, 13, 20, and 27, September 19, and October 17 at 6:30pm.  Tentatively scheduled for Frederick Douglass
  • Training for new officials will start promptly after the regular season meetings in July and August ~ 6:45pm. 
  • Trying to set up an inter-squad scrimmage with Frederick on July 30 or August 6 to do on field mechanics.  


  • Business meeting/banquet date at Broadway Christian Church:
    • October 29 – Tentatively Location Time to be announced at a later date

Special Olympics Flag Football- 2017

Each year, CKFOA officials give back to community by supporting the Special Olympics Flag Football Tournament.   Last year,  the state tournament was hosted at Tates Creek HS on Saturday, Nov. 11th.  Thirty CKFOA officials supported the athletes by officiating their games.  A great time was had by all.



We have created an online store to sell CKFOA apparel as well as other clothing/gear for this fall.
See the attached files for information and to see the items on the store.  To visit the store, go to www.bbteamsports.com and enter the store code 181158.
Items will be shipped and delivered at one of our Monday meetings before the season starts.  Please take a look at the items and the new logo.  The store offers polo shirts, pullovers, hoodie, sweats, shorts, travel bag, etc. with the logo as well as shoes, socks, and Under Armour gear at prices that will be hard to be other places.  Share the store code with your crew and help me spread the word.  Hopefully we can get a good response and have more people representing the CKFOA this fall.

2018 CKFOA Board Members


President- Brandon Shields

Vice-President- Andy Cecil

Secretary- Jimmy Powell

Treasure- David Cornelius

Sergeant at Arms- Jeremy Enlow

Kevin Sanford-At-Large Member

Don Yaden – At-Large Member

2017 President- Steve Pittman