NCHSAA Partnerships

For over forty (40) 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.



BlueCross NC is a proud supporter of high school athletics and the Official Health Insurance Partner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. Blue Cross NC resolves to be a champion for women everywhere and is thrilled to support the NCHSAA women's sports and student-athletes this school year.  

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.


Deer Park joins the Association as the Official Pure & Natural Water Partner. Throughout the football season, the NCHSAA and Deer Park will honor one football team from each classification with the 'Deer Park Fueled by Nature Team of the Week Award'. The teams selected will exemplify the best of North Carolina high school football. At the end of the year, fans will have a chance to vote for the Deer Park Fueled by Nature Team of the Year.




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 provided rolled tickets to member high schools from 1998 through 2021 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 transitioned to the Go Fan online, digital ticketing platform. The NCHSAA utilizes Go Fan for all Championship final games and for playoff events hosted at neautral sites. 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 select regional and state championship-level events and offers participating schools pre-and-post order options. 

OrthoCarolina is proud to support education-based high school athletics and to power the Performance of the Week platform, recognizing outstanding athletes.

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. Southern Recognition is the only ring provider granted the rights to use NCHSAA marks (logos) on NCHSAA championship rings. 
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. 


Cheersounds Music is proud to partner with the NCHSAA as the Preferred Music Provider of the NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational. Need a mix? Through our site, you can make one, download one or we can do it for you!  

DICK’S Sporting Goods offers coupons for NCHSAA member schools and families 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 & Championship games.

FastMed Urgent Care has teamed up with the NCHSAA to provide discounted sports physicals and meet families’ health needs. In the event that your primary provider is not available, consider FastMed as a resource.

Gamechanger is the Official and Exclusive App & Technology partner for Baseball & Softball and the Exclusive Pitchcount Technology for Baseball.

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 supplier for NCHSAA events.

Event Partner for Regional Meetings and Annual Meeting.

Event Partner for NCHSAA State High School Wrestling Championships.

Southland Dairy Farmers develop and direct effective promotion, education and research programs in order to increase sales of and demand for all dairy products, educate the public of the nutritional value of dairy products, and advance the image of dairy producers. Dairy farmers direct and fund all activities in that effort.
Event & Program Partner. Start the conversation today with your teen!!!

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

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. Sinclair produces and aires live television coverage of the state football championships and state basketball championships and also streams these events on their respective online stations.


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

Currently, we have no partners at this level.


We currently do not work with a particular hotel company.


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.


    The North Carolina Chapter of USA Lacrosse provides the sportsmanship awards for the men's and women's lacrosse state championships.


Looking for a Partnership?

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association, Inc. (NCHSAA) is a 501(c)(3) organization, funded by a revenue share of playoff/championship consumer ticket sales, membership dues, and corporate support which underwrite and fund Association programs and services to benefit and serve the member schools.  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). A partnership may enhance a company's 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 State's 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. Existing partnerships are managed through the NCHSAA; please contact Karen DeHart, Associate Commissioner, with any questions: 919-240-7369 or

Is your company or business interested in supporting high school athletics through a corporate partnership with the NCHSAA? Please contact Chad Cook for new partnership sales on behalf of the NCHSAA: 


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