Community Service

IAABO 173 is about much more than just basketball.  From our early days, we wanted to not only set the standard for high school basketball officiating in the St. Louis/St. Charles area, we also wanted to give back to our community.

Therefore, the Board of Directors established several charitable activities designed to meet this goal of giving back.  Every year members of IAABO 173 donate their time and energy to raise funds for our special events including Coaches vs. Cancer, Special Olympics and our College Scholarship Program.

We ask our community to help us support these very worthwhile causes.


"We are much more than a basketball officiating organization.  Our organization has woven into its fabric the importance of giving back to the communities where we officiate.  From our scholarship program to Coaches vs. Cancer to Special Olympics, year and year out, our members step to the forefront in their support of all of our worthy causes.

We are fortunate to be associated with some great conferences and even more fortunate that we have a membership that appreciates that and is willing to give back."

Jim Klein
Former President, IAABO 173