Michael Hickling, a long-time Dallas Cup Referee and Administrator, passed away November 29. Hickling had been involved in the tournament since 1981.
Michael Hickling (2nd from right) at Dallas Cup XXXV in 2014
The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup lost a true friend and gentleman in Michael Hickling last week. Hickling was the longest serving Dallas Cup International referee, having first participated in 1981 at Dallas Cup II. After he retired as a referee, he was instrumental in assisting the tournament in securing elite referees from around the world and continued his role through Dallas Cup XXXVI earlier this year.
Further information on funeral arrangements can be found here.