MISENHEIMER, N.C. – On Tuesday, February 22nd, Pfeiffer University held its second-annual Officials Appreciation Night recognizing umpires J.T. Bost and Jerry Riddle before the start of the Falcons baseball contest with Belmont Abbey at Joe Ferebee Field. Members of Pfeiffer’s SAAC committee were on hand to hand out gift bags to each umpire filled with baseball-related goodies and a $10 gift card to Walmart.
Each umpire also received a personalized letter before the game that read in part “Conference Carolinas and Pfeiffer University would like to thank you for ALL that you do for our schools, league, sport and your profession. So many times you have a thankless job that goes unrecognized by so many people.”
Last season, Pfeiffer held its inaugural Officials Appreciation Night before a league basketball doubleheader with the men’s and women’s teams. Pfeiffer’s SAAC is made up of student-athletes from all sport-sponsored teams on campus helping to show their sportsmanship, respect and support of all league officials.