NSAF and Nike Cement Extended Partnership to Support High School Track & Field Athletes
January 31, 2022 – Today, the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation and Nike have announced an expanded partnership to support high school track & field athletes. As part of the partnership, Nike will sponsor this winter’s Nike Indoor Nationals at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, March 11-13 in Staten Island, N.Y., as well as the Nike Outdoor Nationals that will follow on June 16-19 in Eugene, Ore. – centerpieces of what’s expected to be an electrifying year of high school track & field events.
Built on a storied history together, including Nike Indoor and Outdoor Nationals throughout the 2000s, the first-ever Nationals meet backpack in 2000, and last summer’s groundbreaking The Outdoor Nationals, presented by Nike, at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, both the NSAF and Nike are committed to serving the next generation of athletes by bringing excellence and excitement to the sport.
“Having Nike back on board with us after the excitement and energy we ignited together last summer in Eugene positions the NSAF to better serve high school athletes,” said NSAF Meet Director Kristi Rieger. “Our partnerships with Nike are a special part of NSAF history. Nike was instrumental to the growth of both of our National Meets, our Indoor Nationals from 1999-2010 and our Outdoor Nationals from 2005-09, as well as our Great American XC Festival. We look forward to what we’ll be able to offer athletes in 2022 and beyond.”
This partnership, which also includes RunnerSpace, AthleticNET, Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, TrackTown USA and Hayward Magic, will continue to produce exciting digital innovations, such as the direct-to-athlete competition videos that were brought to life Outdoors in 2021. Athletes who register for Nike Indoor Nationals by February 21 will also get a customizable backpack, following a grand tradition which Nike and the NSAF launched 22 years ago.
The NSAF, with a number of different sponsor partners, has been involved with putting on the National Championships for high school-age athletes since the very first Indoor Nationals in 1984. The NSAF launched the Nike Indoor Classic in 1999 and continued to partner with Nike through the first decade of the 2000s.
Both the Nike Indoor and Outdoor Nationals will be held in accordance with all state and local COVID-19 guidelines in place at the time of the events, which will be announced in the weeks ahead..
Nike Indoor Nationals Home Page on RunnerSpace.com
Nike Outdoor Nationals Home Page on RunnerSpace.com
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About the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation, Inc.:
The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation (NSAF) was founded in 1990. It is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of opening doors to the world for our youth, through athletics, and providing them opportunities to succeed. That includes supporting high school and junior-aged track and field athletes in the US through national high school competitions, including Nike Indoor and Outdoor Nationals; The Great American XC Festival and HBCU Challenge; and the American JavFest and Ironwood Throws Classic. It also includes Team NSAF international competition and team-building events in Cuba and Iceland; clinics and event-specific special projects, such as Project Javelin Gold and Project Triple Jump; vigorous grant programs, which enable high school athletes to compete around the country, at USATF Junior Nationals, and internationally; and with program development grants, which are awarded in the winter and fall each year. The NSAF provides approximately $250,000 in grants annually. For more information about the NSAF, please visit NationalScholastic.org.