NCHSAA declares Friday, October 21st Hurricane Matthew Relief Assistance Night at NCHSAA contests

CHAPEL HILL – In the wake of devastating flooding in the eastern portion of North Carolina, Commissioner Que Tucker and the NCHSAA Board of Directors has declared Friday, October 21st to be Hurricane Matthew Relief Assistance Night at all NCHSAA football contests.

Member schools are asked to participate by collecting money at any home football contest that night and then forward those monies to the Association which will act as a clearinghouse. All money will be divided and sent to Local Education Agencies in the counties that have been designated as disaster areas and were federally approved for individual assistance to help homeowners and renters repair or replace damaged homes.

The NCHSAA Board of Directors has approved matching funds up to $20,000 to add to the money collected on October 21st by member schools on Hurricane Matthew Relief Assistance Night. Funds distributed to affected LEA’s would be available to help the schools as determined by local school boards.

With so much devastation across eastern North Carolina, we began thinking about what might be possible to directly help our schools that have been affected,” said NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker. “We remembered Hurricane Floyd and that we collected money at Regional Meetings, with the NCHSAA supplying a match in that case as well. Once again, we want to get our school communities involved to help our member schools and systems recover from this wide-spread disaster.”

The Board of Directors also approved designating Friday, December 16th as a Hurricane Matthew Relief Assistance Night, asking member schools to take up money at a home basketball games to contribute to the relief effort. Again the proceeds from that night would be sent to the NCHSAA, which would act as a clearinghouse to distribute the funds to affected LEA’s and the NCHSAA will match money raised in the December 16th relief effort up to $20,000.

“Great things are possible when we all work together,” Commissioner Que Tucker said. “This is a service opportunity for our membership and we must rally around those who have been devastated by this historic flooding in eastern North Carolina.” 

Once you as a school have decided to participate, please send an email to James Alverson at james@nchsaa.org detailing the game. Please include the site of the game, kickoff time, and opponent as well as any special details about how you are planning to participate. Information sent will be posted and updated on a web page detailing the effort.


Finanical Form for October 21 Games - Must accompany check payment to NCHSAA when sending in your school's contributions.

Schools Participating in Oct 21 Games:


Football Games By County:

  • Alamance County
    • Carrboro at Graham - 7:30 pm
    • Eastern Guilford at Western Alamance - 7:30 pm
    • Morehead at Williams - 7:30 pm
    • Rockingham County at Eastern Alamance - 7:30 pm
  • Alexander County
    • Mooresville at Alexander Central - 7:30 pm
  • Ashe County
    • North Wilkes at Ashe County - 7:30 pm
  • Brunswick County
    • ​Dixon at North Brunswick - 7:00 pm
  • Cabarrus County
    • Carson at Northwest Cabarrus - 7:30 pm
      • Canned food, non-perishable items and money
    • Central Academy @ Mount Pleasant - 7:30 pm
  • Caldwell County
    • ​East Lincoln at West Caldwell - 7:00 pm
  • Catawba County
    • ​Bandys @ Bunker Hill - 7:30 pm
  • Dare County
    • ​Creswell at Cape Hatteras - 7:00 pm
  • Davidson County
    • Salisbury at Thomasville - 7:30 pm
    • West Davidson at Lexington - 7:30 pm
  • Durham County
    • East Chapel Hill at Northern Durham - 7:00 pm
      • Game at Durham County Memorial Stadium
    • Jordan at Riverside (Durham) - 7:00 pm
  • Duplin County
    • ​Princeton at North Duplin - 7:00 pm
      • GAME ON THURSDAY 10/20
  • Forsyth County
    • East Surry at Bishop McGuinness - 7:30 pm
    • Mount Tabor at Parkland - 7:30 pm
    • Southwest Guilford at East Forsyth - 7:30 pm
  • Gaston County
    • ​Victory Christian at Mountain Island Charter - 7:30 pm
  • Granville County
    • Louisburg at Granville Central - 7:30 pm
  • Guilford County
    • Glenn at Northwest Guilford - 7:30 pm
    • Ragsdale at High Point Central - 7:30 pm
  • Harnett County
    • Pine Forest at Overhills - 7:00 pm
    • Rolesville at Harnett Central - 7:00 pm
  • Haywood County
    • ​North Henderson at Pisgah - 7:30 pm
  • Iredell County
    • Mooresville at Lake Norman - 7:30 pm 
  • Johnston County
    • North Pitt at North Johnston - 7:30 pm
    • West Johnston at Clayton - 7:00 pm
    • ​Smithfield-Selma at Cleveland - 7:30 pm
    • Western Harnett at Corinth Holders - 7:30 pm
  • Lincoln County
    • ​Maiden at West Lincoln - 7:30
      • 50/50 Raffle Proceeds to Hurricane Relief
  • Mecklenburg County
    • Myers Park at Independence - 7:00 pm
      • Independence booster club providing free t-shirts to donors, while supplies last
  • Mitchell County
    • Mountain Heritage at Mitchell - 7:30 pm
  • Montgomery County
    • South Stanly at West Montgomery - 7:30 pm
  • Nash County
    • Fike at Rocky Mount - 7:00 pm
      • RMHS donating $1 for every ticket sold
  • New Hanover County
    • Ashley at New Hanover - 7:00 pm
    • West Brunswick at Hoggard - 7:00 pm
  • Onslow County
    • Havelock at Richlands - 7:00 pm
    • Swansboro at Jacksonville - 7:00 pm
  • Perquimans County
    • ​Camden at Perquimans - 7:00 pm
  • Randolph County
    • Providence Grove at Wheatmore - 7:30 pm
  • Rutherford County
    • East Burke at R-S Central - 7:30 pm
  • Stanly County
    • Forest Hills at West Stanly - 7:30 pm
    • North Stanly at Albemarle - 7:00 pm
  • Swain County 
    • Rosman at Swain County - 7:30 pm
  • Wake County
    • Apex at Panther Creek - 7:00 pm
    • Leesville Road at Wake Forest - 7:00 pm
      • Accepting non-perishable food, non-food essentials and money. Food to Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC, non-food essentials to Red Cross
    • Middle Creek at Apex Friendship - 7:00 pm
    • Person at Cardinal Gibbons - 7:00 pm
      • Donations going to Catholic Charities in NC
  • Wilkes County
    • Starmount at East Wilkes - 7:30 pm
    • Wilkes Central at Elkin - 7:30 pm

Others coming soon!


Other Sponsored Donation Events:

BY COUNTY

  • Cabarrus County
    • 10/17-10/21 - Northwest Cabarrus HS - canned food, non-perishable items and money. Bring items to main office.
    • 10/20 - MSOC - Carson @ Northwest Cabarrus - 6:00 pm
    • A.L. Brown Booster Club making a donation
  • Catawba County
    • ​10/21 - Maiden HS Hat Day - $1 donation to wear a hat at school on 10/21
  • Lincoln County
    • 10/17-10/21 - East Lincoln HS non-food essentials drive - drop donations at the main office.
  • Montgomery County
    • ​10/24 - 10/28 - West Montgomery HS - School Supply & Pet Food Drive
  • Onslow County
    • 10/17-10/21 - Richlands HS Student Body donation drive
  • Orange County
    • MSOC - 10/17 - Graham at Carrboro - 6:00 pm
    • VB - 10/18 - Mid-State 2A Conference Tournament @ Carrboro
    • VB - 10/18 - Southern Durham at Chapel Hill - 5:00 pm
    • MSOC - 10/18 - Riverside (Durham) at East Chapel Hill - 6:30 pm
    • VB - 10/19 - Mid-State 2A Conference Tournament @ Carrboro
    • MSOC - 10/19 - Reidsville at Carrboro - 6:00 pm
    • MSOC - 10/21 - East Chapel Hill at Chapel Hill - 6:30 pm
    • 10/20 & 10/21 - Carrboro HS, Chapel Hill HS & East Chapel Hill HS, Lunch-time Donations

  • Randolph County
    • 10/21 - MSOC - T.W. Andrews at Randleman - 6:00 pm
  • Rowan County
    • ​10/17 - 10/21 - "RoCo for RoCo" - sponsored by South Rowan, Rowan County schools collecting items for donation to flood relief in robeson County (Drive continues as long as needed)

Others coming soon!