NCHSAA Corporate Partnership Program
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. As such, we do not receive State funding directly but must rely instead on a percentage of gate receipts from select championship events, membership dues, grants, and corporate support.
Since the late 1970's, the NCHSAA has enjoyed a solid corporate partnership program that continues to grow annually. Through the years, as NCHSAA programs and services have expanded to meet the growing needs of our membership (currently comprised of 399 North Carolina high schools), the Association has sought corporate funding to underwrite these programs/services. Our corporate sponsored events range from presenting sponsorships of various championships, scholarships, special recognition awards for student-athletes, and the official provider of certain products (i.e. isotonic beverage, sports lighting, sports medicine provider, game balls), etc.
Various annual levels of corporate partnership exist ranging from a minimum of $2,500 through six-figure partnerships.
In addition to these levels, we also feature Host City Partner packages which target companies, sports commissions, chambers of commerce, and convention & visitors bureaus located within specific communities hosting the various events.
Benefits of becoming a corporate partner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association are numerous - A partnership provides access to a varied 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 potential exists to increase and maximize brand awareness of a company's products and/or the services it provides.
The NCHSAA thinks highly of the corporate partnerships it has cultivated over the years and more importantly, values the people we meet through these partnerships and the relationships that are formed. When a company or organization becomes a corporate partner with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, we strive to ensure satisfaction and build a long-term, mutually rewarding partnership!
Numerous partnership opportunities are available depending upon the exposure, the specific program, and/or the associated benefits and opportunities you desire. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has a long history of developing and maintaining loyal partner relationships. Consider joining the elite group of existing NCHSAA Corporate Partners!
Is your company or business interested in supporting high school athletics through a corporate partnership? If so, please contact Karen M. DeHart, Associate Commissioner at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA), at (919) 240-7369, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to create a tailored package to meet your company's needs!