NCHSAA Partners

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).


Wells Fargo (thumbnail) Wells Fargo (formerly known as Wachovia) has been an NCHSAA partner since 1978. Wells Fargo presents the Association’s awards program, the Wells Fargo Conference Cup platform and the Wells Fargo Cup platform.


The NCHSAA is pleased to announce the “Click It or Ticket” initiative, part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP), as our Official Partner through the end of 2017. The GHSP is a division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), and is dedicated to promoting highway safety awareness to reduce the number of traffic crashes and fatalities in the state of North Carolina through the planning and execution of safety programs, including “Click It or Ticket.” Plans for the partnership include interactive elements, such as PSA contests, that engage students in helping communicate the importance of every passenger, in every car, using seat belts every time.

Good sportsmanship has been a cornerstone of the NCHSAA for years and NC Farm Bureau Insurance thinks it’s important, too! NCFBI is the Official Sportsmanship Partner for the NCHSAA and is involved in numerous initiatives including the Heart of a Champion Luncheon, the Homer Thompson 8 Who Make a Difference platform, the Ejection-free Schools initiative and the Sportsmanship Awards.

The Official Sports Fuel and Sports beverage of the Association, Gatorade. For athletes who move the game forward, Gatorade’s creating the fuel to do the same. Innovating behind hydration to create the future of sports fuel. Fueling today - Fueling tomorrow.

Maxpreps, A CBS Company, is the Official Statistician of the NCHSAA. Through this partnership, school schedules, rosters, game stats, game outcomes and conference standings are collected in one central location from data entered by school representatives. Check out the new Maxpreps app., ‘Teams’ to enhance team management and communications!

Moe’s Southwest Grill of the Triangle has joined the NCHSAA Corporate Partner family for the 2018 year as the ‘Official Triangle Fast Casual Partner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’. Through this partnership, targeted high schools in the Triangle area will have the opportunity to participate in the Moe’s Hometown Hero platform which seeks to recognize deserving individuals connected to the respective schools. Individuals can be nominated as a Moe’s Hometown Hero for  serving as a community role model and making a difference in the lives of the students and school, exhibiting sound citizenship and community service, excelling in academics/athletes (students) and/or positively impacting their peers

Marketing Special Promotions, (MSP) LLC is the Official NCHSAA Merchandiser for playoff and championship events. MSP provides on-site sales at regional and state championship level events but also offers participating schools pre- and post order options. 

Wilson Sporting Goods has been a partner and the Official Adopted Ball of the NCHSAA and for the member schools since the early 1990’s. Wilson covers the NCHSAA in the sports of baseball, basketball, softball, football, soccer, tennis and volleyball.



Regional and Annual Meeting event partner.

Event partner for the NCHSAA State Football Press Conference & Luncheon.

Cheerleading Invitational event partner.

FastMed Urgent Care has teamed up with the NCHSAA to provide discounted sports physicals and to meet families’ health needs.

Event partner for baseball and softball championships.

Annual Meeting event partner and preferred trophy/medal/award vendor.

Regional and Annual Meeting partner and preferred lighting system company.

NCHSAA Men’s & Women’s State High School Tennis Championships event partner.

NCHSAA State High School Wrestling Championships event partner.

NCHSAA State High School Volleyball Championships event partner.

NCHSAA Men’s & Women’s State High School Lacrosse Championships event partner and sponsor of the Lacrosse Sportsmanship awards.


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.

Premier Level


All-Star Level

Currently have no partners at this level.

Tournament Level

Host Level

Associate Level

Friend Level


Looking for Partnership?

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