As many of us already know, Gordon Corsetti passed away. Not only was Gordon an outstanding Official, and Official Trainer… he was an outstanding advocate for mental illness and wellness. His loss will be felt by all of us for a long time. Gordon loved lacrosse and the brotherhood that came with the officials association.
Gordon created the Boys Officials Training videos that is a requirement to becoming an Official, and many of the training materials that we still utilize today. “I wish Gordon’s online training was available when I started. It would have put me two years ahead in my journey.” - Randy Kohn
Not only was Gordon an advocate for Officials, he was an advocate for Mental Illness and Mental Health. His articles and writings of his own struggles are without equal. He was relentless in his pursuit of being the best he could be, and telling those who needed help to reach out. Mental health is a serious issue and should be talked about, in a positive manner. If you or anyone you know is in need of help, PLEASE reach out and get that help. Gordon is gone too soon from us and will be forever missed.
The WILOA Board
WILOA helps sustain and grow the sport of lacrosse in the state of Wisconsin. As a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit, we accomplish this task on a very modest budget.
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"Where do you find such a person?
A man or woman involved in a game who has the authority of a sea captain, the discretion of a judge, the strength of a hunter, the courage of a soldier, the patience of a saint and the stoicism to withstand the abuse of the grandstand, the tension of overtime, the invective of a player and the pain of a ball ricocheting off their body?
This person must be a tough character, with endurance and the ability to keep their temper and self-control, they must be unimpeachably honest, courteous, impartial, and firm, and they must compel respect from everyone!"
- Adopted from original quote by Branch Rickey
The mission of WILOA is to recruit, train and retain lacrosse officials in Wisconsin.
WILOA is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization.
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