NCHSAA Partnerships

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). The North Carolina High School Athletic Association provides information regarding partners to member high schools as a resource. 


  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 June 30, 2022. 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’s creating the fuel to do the same for athletes who move the game forward and innovating behind hydration to create the future of sports fuel. Fueling today - Fueling tomorrow.

Huddle/Go Fan is the official ticket partner for the NCHSAA. Huddle has been providing 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 and in 2021-22, Huddle is transitioning mostly to the Go Fan online, digital ticketing platform. Interested in setting up digital ticketing for your school? Contact Go Fan here.

Maxpreps, A CBS Company, is the Official Statistician of the NCHSAA. School schedules, rosters, game stats, game outcomes, and conference standings are collected in one central location from data entered by school representatives through this partnership. 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.



DICK’S Sporting Goods offers coupons for NCHSAA member schools to utilize all year long. Click here to access!  Be sure to grab all the things you will need for the season as well as all the other items that you have had your eyes on!

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 trophy/medal/award provider for NCHSAA events.

Event Partner for Regional Meetings and Annual Meeting.
Event Partner for the NCHSAA Volleyball State Championships.

Event Partner for NCHSAA State High School Wrestling Championships.

Event Partner for NCHSAA Men’s & Women’s State High School Lacrosse Championships and the Lacrosse Sportsmanship awards.

Western Carolina University’s fully online Master of Science in Sport Management program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the business of sports, whether you are already working in the sports industry or you are seeking to launch a new career. You’ll learn how to administer programs, manage people and organizations, and plan and execute special and ongoing projects. Offered by WCU’s College of Business, the program includes a certificate in project management and can be completed in just one year.




Regular season and championship events.

The NFHS Network covers 27 different regular season and postseason sports and other high school activities, celebrating the accomplishments of student-athletes, student broadcasters, and high schools across the country.

Partnered with the National Federation of State High School Associations, 44+ high school state athletic/activities associations, and PlayOn! The NFHS Network is a joint venture created to provide fans with the ability to stream high school sports on any device, from wherever they are.

Watching high school sports and events has never been easier.

NFHS Network FAQs

Championship events.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is a diversified media company and leading provider of local sports and news. The Company owns and/or operates 23 RSN brands; owns, operates, and/or provides services to 190 television stations in 88 markets; is a leading local news provider in the country; owns multiple national networks; and has TV stations all the major broadcast networks. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair, either directly or through its venture subsidiaries, makes equity investments in strategic companies. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995, and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol SBGI.


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

Currently, we have no partners at this level.

Host Level

Associate Level

Currently, we have no partners at this level.

Friend Level

Currently, we have no partners at this level.



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





Looking for a Partnership?

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association, Inc. (NCHSAA) is a 501(c)(3) organization, funded from a percentage of playoff/championship gate receipts (ticket sales), membership dues, grants, and corporate support to underwrite and fund Association programs and services to benefit and serve the membership. 

As an organization, the NCHSAA has had a stable 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 427 high schools), the Association staff has secured corporate support to underwrite these programs/services.

Benefits of partnering with the NCHSAA vary. A partnership provides promotions 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's or business' community relations efforts by stimulating statewide sentiment that the company/business 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 created. 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