For over thirty (30) years, the NCHSAA has maintained a strong and viable Corporate Partnership Program. Partnerships are customized and assist in underwriting various NCHSAA platforms including but not limited to: signature year-round programs (Presenting Partners), specific initiatives (Official Partners), sport/non-sport events and meetings (Event/Program Partners), and championship events within specific host communities (Host City Partners).
The NCHSAA is fortunate to have excellent partnerships with sports commissions, convention and visitors’ bureaus, parks and recreation departments, and similar organizations within the communities in which it holds championship events. These partners recognize that by hosting events within their respective communities, there is an economic benefit back to their respective host community.
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The North Carolina High School Athletic Association, Inc. (NCHSAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which relies on a percentage of playoff/championship gate receipts, membership dues, grants and corporate support to underwrite and fund programs and services enabling for the membership. Other than a grant through DHHS for the Student Services program, the NCHSAA is not funded through any State funds or tax-payer dollars.
As an organization, the NCHSAA has had a solid corporate partnership program since the late 1970’s and over the years, as NCHSAA programs and services have expanded to meet the needs of member schools and their constituents (currently 414 high schools), the Association staff has secure corporate support to underwrite these programs/services.
Benefits to partnering with the NCHSAA vary. A partnership provides access to a cross-section of North Carolina's population including high school student-athletes, their peers, and friends (ages 14-18); parents and other family members (ages 1-100) from various ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Furthermore, a partnership can enhance a company/organization's community relations efforts by stimulating statewide sentiment that the company embraces and recognizes the importance of high school athletics as an integral component in the overall development of our best resource…our youth!
The NCHSAA staff values the partnerships it has cultivated over the years and more importantly, values the people met through these partnerships and the relationships that are formed. Is your company or business interested in supporting high school athletics through a corporate partnership? If so, please contact Karen DeHart, Associate Commissioner, at (919) 240-7369 or via email at email@example.com.