Stille Referee 1

Leon Stille shows off a blanket featuring patches from his 60 years as an official for various high school sports.

When he was a 19-year-old student at Michigan State University, a friend suggested to Leon Stille that he register with the state of Michigan to become a sports referee.

Little did he know that simple step would open up the door to a 60-year career as an official, working football, basketball and eventually lacrosse games across Michigan and beyond.

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Thanks Leon for getting me into officiating and all your years of supporting the kids of West Michigan.

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