WIAA Announces Partnership with MaxPreps
RENTON, Wash. - The WIAA is pleased to announce a three-year partnership with MaxPreps to be the “Official Digital Media Partner and Statistician” of the WIAA.
“This partnership keeps the WIAA at the forefront of technology and helps meet the demands of our high school's fan base,” WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese said. “Member schools, student-athletes and high school sports enthusiasts will have the luxury of having one centralized location for statewide schedules, scores and standings.”
The partnership with MaxPreps provides all member high schools with a streamlined process to submit information for important WIAA initiatives and state tournament publications to increase accuracy, visibility, and efficiency for the sharing and positive promoting of high school sports information. Additionally, the information will allow the WIAA to devote a portion of their website to regular-season schedules, scores and standings. MaxPreps will also provide the same service on its website (maxpreps.com).
"MaxPreps is thrilled to partner with the WIAA and establish a streamlined data entry process for all member schools," said Andy Beal, president and founder of MaxPreps. "High school sports are important to communities and most importantly young people throughout the United States. The WIAA is a clear leader in the positive growth of high school athletics and MaxPreps is honored to partner with the WIAA to serve all member schools."
During the first year of the partnership, MaxPreps will assist in providing regular-season and post-season data for the following team sports: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball. Following the first year, the entities will explore the opportunities to expand in coverage and in other athletics and activities.
Currently, MaxPreps has working relationships with the following State Associations: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texax, and Utah.
More information will be sent directly to the member schools from representatives of the WIAA and MaxPreps.
MaxPreps is the leading online high school sports destination offering high school sports fans the most comprehensive coverage with the latest news, analysis, rankings and streaming content. MaxPreps aspires to cover every high school team, game and player by partnering with over 50,000 coaches throughout the country. A unit of CBS Interactive and a CBSSports.com site, MaxPreps was founded in August 2002 and is headquartered in Cameron Park, Calif. For more information about MaxPreps and for the latest high school sports news, scores and expert analysis, please visit www.maxpreps.com.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) service organization and rule-making body that was formed in 1905 to create equitable playing conditions between high school sports teams in Washington. The Association consists of nearly 800 member high schools and middle/junior high schools, both public and private, and is divided into nine geographic service districts. The staff administers Association policies, rules and regulations and provides other assistance and service to member schools.