Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Award

GWS-Web_Site Gretchen Wolf Swartz was a member of our chapter and refereed girl’s high school basketball from 1981 until 1995. Following her untimely death in 1997, the Chapter, in coordination with fellow York County Interscholastic Athletic Association officials, set up a sportsmanship award and scholarship to honor her memory. Gretchen embodied the spirit of, and outwardly displayed, good sportsmanship on and off the court. It is in memory of her high dedication and purpose that the award and scholarship were conceived.

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The York-Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association handles all high school assignments for the member schools

The Central Pennsylvania Basketball Officials Association handles most high school and some college assignments in Central PA

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is the governing body for all Pennsylvania Athletics

The National Federation of State High School Associations is the overall governing body of athletics at the national level

The International Association of Approved Basketball Officials is the governing body for states that may not have their own governing body. They are also the governing body for many internatational contests.