The official conclusion to the 100th anniversary celebration of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association will occur on Saturday evening at the Embassy Suites in Cary as the NCHSAA hosts a black-tie gala.
The gala will celebrate the 100 years of the NCHSAA and culminates the centennial year, which has included a variety of special events.
There was a luncheon honoring athletic directors at the North Carolina Athletic Directors Conference and one for coaches at the North Carolina Coaches Association clinic. State championship teams enjoyed reunions and were recognized at state championships throughout the calendar year of 2013.
There was a community service component, as schools had the opportunity to participate in the “Football Feeding Frenzy” during the fall, with top schools in the project receiving special recognition at the state football championships.
During the course of the year, a special committee put together “100 To Remember” lists that were released at various times. The lists cite 100 administrators, 100 coaches, 100 female athletes and 100 male athletes who have been part of the NCHSAA program throughout its history.
Many of those on the 100 to Remember list will be attending the gala and will be recognized during the course of the evening.
“It will be a wonderful night of celebration for the NCHSAA,” said commissioner Davis Whitfield.
The event is sold out.