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Making the Tough Calls - Top NBA & Final Four Referees to Speak at Hamilton Fox 40 Officials Camp


For Immediate Release

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO (July 20, 2010) — Two of professional basketball's most respected officials are scheduled to speak as part of the Fox 40 Officials Camp at Hamilton's Hillfield Strathallan College and you’re invited!

A long-time referee, Ronnie Nunn is now the Director of Officiating Development for the National Basketball Association. In addition to sharing great NBA stories, Ronnie's keynote address will offer advice on assessment, evaluation and making the tough calls.

Tom Lopes is a veteran of numerous NCAA Final Four series and is now Executive Director of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials or IAABO. Tom will share with participants his secrets of proper game management.

Paul Johnson, President of the Hamilton Board of Approved Basketball Officials says "It's an honour to have both Mr. Nunn and Mr. Lopes at this year's camp," adding, "Their words of wisdom will further motivate all of our officials as we prepare for the upcoming season."

Although the three-day camp is a sell-out, it’s not too late to register for the Tuesday, August 10th evening session featuring these renowned basketball officials. It will be held from 6–9 p.m. at the Hillfield Strathallan Artsplex. Anyone who has an interest in basketball or is considering basketball officiating shouldn’t miss this exciting evening.

Admission is free. Registration fees are provided by Fox 40 International and the Hamilton Basketball Referees Board. Register now at

"Ronnie & Tom will share valuable information with our officials on what it takes to be successful at whatever level they are refereeing," says Ron Foxcroft, Chairman and Founder of Fox 40 International.

The Fox 40 Officials Camp was established in 1988 and is the longest continuous running basketball referees camp in Canada. It is sponsored by Fox 40 International and the Hamilton Board of Approved Basketball Officials. Since it began, the camp has brought together the finest local, national and international educators in the field of basketball officiating.

For further information, visit or contact:

Juliana Child
Fox 40 International Inc.
340 Grays Road
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8E 2Z2
Phone: 905-561-4040 x336
Fax: 905-578-5646


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