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 (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 continue the “Click It or Ticket” initiative, part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP), as our Official Partner through the end of 2018. The GHSP is a division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). It 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.” This partnership currently includes interactive elements such as PSA contests, scholar-athlete initiatives, and recognition and activities that engage students in communicating 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. Gatorade’s creating the fuel to do the same for athletes who move the game forward. Innovating behind hydration to create the future of sports fuel. Fueling today - Fueling tomorrow.

Huddle/Go Fan is the official ticket provider for the NCHSAA. Huddle has provided rolled tickets to member high schools since 1998 free-of-charge! Since the 2017-18 school year, online ticketing has been available through Huddle’s  ‘Go Fan’ platform. Interested in setting up digital ticketing for your school? Contact Go Fan here.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is pleased to announce that it has formed a partnership with North Carolina-based company Lowes' Home Improvement, specifically the Lowe’s for Pros division, which works closely with government agencies and educational institutions. Lowe’s is the “Official Supplier of the NCHSAA” and will assist member schools in “Bringing Back Sports” this year to ensure students, coaches, and spectators' safety and welfare.

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!

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 and offers participating schools pre-and-post order options. 

Southern Recognition, Inc. is a premier, full-service manufacturer and supplier of championship rings and a multi-generation family business with more than 100 years of history. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, the company has virtually unlimited manufacturing and customization capabilities, ensuring that no matter your team’s budget or stylistic choices, their staff can provide a championship memento that will last a lifetime. 
Wilson Sporting Goods has been a partner and the Official Adopted Ball of the NCHSAA and member schools since the early 1990s. Wilson covers the NCHSAA in baseball, basketball, softball, football, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.


Regional and Annual Meeting event partner.
Event partner for the NCHSAA State Football Press Conference & Luncheon.

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

Event partner for baseball and softball championships.

MileSplit is an Event/Program Partner, providing North Carolina high school cross country and track and field coaches, athletes, parents, and fans with access to the most accurate and extensive collection of meet results, performance lists, athlete rankings, and content through the MileSplit database. 

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

Regional and Annual Meeting partner and preferred lighting system company.
Event Partner for the NCHSAA Volleyball State Championships.

NCHSAA State High School Wrestling 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 where 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 communities.

Premier Level


All-Star Level

Currently, we have no partners at this level.

Tournament Level

Host Level

Associate Level

Friend Level



In-Kind donors partner with NCHSAA to provide in-kind services and/or products to assist with certain needs of the Association at specific events.





Looking for a Partnership?

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association, Inc. (NCHSAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that 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 1970s. Over the years, as NCHSAA programs and services have expanded to meet member schools' needs and their constituents (currently 414 high schools), the Association staff has secured corporate support to underwrite these programs/services.

Benefits of partnering with the NCHSAA vary. A partnership provides access to a cross-section of North Carolina's population, including high school student-athletes, 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 formed relationships.  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