The SAOA will be hosting a social event to thank everyone for their help and support during the recent IHSA COVID basketball season.  Despite some tall hurdles and crazy days/nights, we crossed the abyss and made it to the other side!!

Everyone is welcome!

This event will be held on March 28, 2021, at Silver Creek Saloon, 2520 Mascoutah Ave, Belleville, IL 62220.  The meeting will be held in the semi-outdoor room next to the patio, so attendance will be limited to some extent.  The event will start at 12:30 pm.  A flyer with details can be downloaded here.

We plan to have a few brief guest speakers and some announcements regarding the tentative dates and locations of our annual IHSA Level 2 Basketball Clinic.

Food will be provided as well as a 50/50 drawing and attendance prizes.  There will be a cash bar.  And of course, there will be multiple TV screens to watch the NCAA Tournament games that will be on that day.

Please RSVP on Arbiter so we can plan accordingly. Log into your Arbiter account and you’ll see the invite there.

Honorary Members, current members, assignors, Athletic Directors, and coaches will be free.  For any officials that are not current members but would like to attend, a $10 guest fee can be paid at the door. Or, join the SAOA for the 2021-2022 season and enjoy all the benefits that come with membership!

If you have questions, please contact Rod Taylor @