The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation will be seeking a new title sponsor for its high school national meets after New Balance, which had worked with the organization as a title sponsor to its meets since 2010, recently decided to part ways and will begin hosting its own high school national championships starting in 2021.
The NSAF, however, hopes to continue in its tradition of producing elite-caliber meets for young athletes across the country.
NSAF's press release below:
The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation is looking forward to the next chapter in its 30-year history of presenting high school national championship competition after the NSAF and New Balance chose not to renew their expiring meet contracts. These contracts, originally created in 2010, concluded this year.
The NSAF first launched, hosted and produced its own national championship meets for the country's best high school track & field athletes in 1991, when athletes like Olympian Amy Acuff gathered to compete in Van Nuys, Calif. It has continued to do so every year since, with title sponsors over the years such as Foot Locker, American Airlines, adidas, Nike and - since 2010 - New Balance.
"These are very challenging times for a lot of companies and organizations," said NSAF Executive Director Jim Spier. "We appreciate the 10-year relationship we had with New Balance. We are thankful for what they have brought to our events. But after each such transition we've taken our meets to new heights and we fully intend to keep growing and serving high school track and field athletes."
As the nation and world continue to deal with and heal from the effects of the coronavirus, the NSAF continues to look for ways to provide opportunities for high school athletes as we have for the past 30 years.
"We will continue to hold true to our mission of opening doors to the world for our youth, through track & field, and providing them with opportunities to succeed," said NSAF COO Joy Kamani. "All of the events we own and host help fulfill this mission."
The NSAF will be announcing soon a new title sponsor for its indoor and outdoor events.