As bike polo related crowd sourcing pages usually consist of people trying to get money to travel to a tournament or buy a new bike, I usually tend to shy away from posting about them. But this time it’s different, this time it’s very, very different. Someone in our Earth sized bike polo family has lost someone very special to them, and it is our duty as their bike polo brothers, sisters, cousins, uncles, aunts, etc to help them out.
Team sports need coaches. Period. All the sports you love probably have a coach position. Hell, individual sports have coach-figures, too. But that’s a digression.
The Association of Bike Polo Journalists is a
very serious organization comprised of Matt Kabik of Lancaster Polo and myself, Aaron Hand. Between us, try to encompass the heart, body, and soul of hardcourt bike polo journalism in North America. We put numerous hours each week into articles, stories, research, and the alike, at the behest of our wives/girlfriends and our free time, with little to no compensation. Basically, we keep the sites going because we love what we do, and we want you all to be as passionate about the sport as we are.
The North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Association (or simply, NAH) is offering a pretty hefty payment for those that are willing to help referee the first ever NAH Bench Championship. Okay, ‘hefty’ may not be the right term when compared to referees in professional sports (or even little league) but for bike polo this is a pretty big deal! NAH will be paying both head refs and secondary refs. Head refs will be paid $10 per game and secondary refs $5 per game. With game times running around a hour per game, head refs will be making roughly $10 an hour! That’s higher than minimum wage in a lot of the United States!
To sign up as a ref for this history tournament, contact the NAH Head of Reffing (Joe Rstom) as Joe@Hardcourt.com. I hope to see you all in Lexington in a few weeks!
Here are the links that you’ll need to follow along with the 2014 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship wildcard and main event:
The 2014 WHBPC wildcard starts (today) Wednesday at 10:oo am Montpelier time (1:oo am Pacific Time here in Portland), with the main event starting at the same time on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Be sure to not miss a minute of the action!