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NFHS Renews Corporate Partnership with Sports Imports

FROM THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS, April 8, 2020

CONTACT: Mark Koski

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 8, 2020) — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has renewed its corporate partnership with Sports Imports, a volleyball net system manufacturing company based in Columbus, Ohio.

In a three-year extension of the contract to April 2023, Sports Imports will continue as the exclusive NFHS partner for volleyball. Sports Imports will be included as an NFHS Corporate Partner on all print and electronic listings, will receive full-page advertisements inside the NFHS Volleyball Rules Book, Volleyball Case Book and Manual, and Volleyball eBook, and will be the exclusive sponsor of the Volleyball Rules Posters that are sent annually to the NFHS’ 51 member state associations.

“We are pleased to extend our partnership with Sports Imports,” said Karissa Niehoff, NFHS executive director. “The quality of Sports Imports’ volleyball net system products has earned the trust of schools and associations at the high school, college and even Olympic levels, and we look forward to building upon the relationship already established.”

Sports Imports pioneered the first in-ground volleyball net system in the 1970s and has since sold nearly 60,000 indoor and beach volleyball net systems to schools, colleges and sport organizations across the United States. In addition to its assortment of carbon, aluminum and steel volleyball poles, nets, padding and other necessities for net safety, Sports Imports offers a number of training items including ball carts, vertical jump training equipment and elevated boxes for practice drills.

“At Sports Imports, we greatly value the NFHS, the work they do, and our relationship,” said Cyndie Dunlap, Sports Imports president and CEO. “We are thrilled to continue our long-term partnership with the NFHS into the future.”

For information on Sports Imports, please visit: https://www.sportsimports.com/.

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About the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and performing arts activities that help students succeed in their lives. The NFHS sets direction for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation experience, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, and helping those who oversee high school sports and activities. The NFHS writes playing rules for 17 sports for boys and girls at the high school level. Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia, the NFHS reaches more than 19,500 high schools and 12 million participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7.9 million in high school sports. As the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs, the NFHS conducts national meetings; sanctions interstate events; offers online publications and services for high school coaches and officials; sponsors professional organizations for high school coaches, officials, speech and debate coaches, and music adjudicators; serves as the national source for interscholastic coach training; and serves as a national information resource of interscholastic athletics and activities. For more information, visit the NFHS website at www.nfhs.org.

 About Sports Imports

Sports Imports, Columbus, Ohio, is the industry leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of indoor and beach volleyball equipment in the Americas.  The net system trusted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, American Volleyball Coaches Association, USA Volleyball, National Federation of State High Schools Association and the choice of over 90 percent of Division I college programs, Sports Imports is owned by the same family who launched the company over 40 years ago with its famous red poles.  As volleyball equipment experts, Sports Imports sets the industry standard for innovation, quality, durability and performance.   The company was the first to introduce an in-ground net system without dangerous guy wires that is safe, strong, and easy to set up; its 19-pound SI-1 all-carbon volleyball pole is the best-selling pole on the market today.  Sports Imports is the only supplier ever elected to the AVCA Hall of Fame.  In addition, it is the exclusive partner of Senoh in the Americas.

MEDIA CONTACTS:                   

Bruce Howard, 317-972-6900

Director of Publications and Communications

National Federation of State High School Associations

[email protected]

 

Chris Boone, 317-972-6900

Assistant Director of Publications and Communications

National Federation of State High School Associations

[email protected]