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03/18/13 – Inaugural KHSAA Archery Championships; KY HS Volleyball Teams Raise Money Through Dig Pink®; KHSAA To Host 2017 NASO Summit

March 18, 2013 2012-2013 News Releases



First-Ever KHSAA Archery Championships Begin Today In Louisville

The inaugural KHSAA Archery State Championships begin this week (March 18-19) at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville (221 Fourth Street). In its first year as a KHSAA-sponsored sport activity, the Association has partnered with the KY National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) to manage the KHSAA State Championship in conjunction with the National Field Archery Association Championships in Louisville.

The competition begins at 3 p.m. on Monday, with Tuesday’s action scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Over 1,000 student-athletes are expected to participate in the event, as qualifiers for the tournament include the regional team champions and all squads that scored over 3,000 points at the regional competition. Male and female individuals placing 1st through 5th also qualified for the KHSAA State Championship.

Tickets to the event are $5 per day as set by the NASP, with kids under 12 admitted free. For more information visit or


Kentucky High School Volleyball Teams Raise $7,724 For The Side-Out Foundation

Franklin County, Atherton and Boyd County High Schools raised a total of $7,724 for The Side-Out Foundation in 2012 through their Dig Pink® fundraising events. The Side-Out Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money for breast cancer research through the sport of volleyball. Franklin County High School raised $4,488.42 for the cause in 2012 through its Dig Pink® event, followed by $2,785.75 from Atherton High School and $450 by Boyd County High School.

Middle schools, high schools and colleges across the country raised a total of over $1.1 million for Side-Out’s Dig Pink initiatives in 2012. The Side-Out Foundation also awarded 10 students with scholarship and/or community service awards through the Side-Out Ambassador Program. For more information visit the organization’s official web site (


KHSAA To Host 2017 National Association of Sports Officials Summit

The National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) has chosen Kentucky as the host state for the 2017 NASO Summit (July 30-Aug. 1). In conjunction with the event, the KHSAA will host “Officiate Kentucky” Day on July 29, 2017 to kick off the National Conference and help promote, educate and celebrate the efforts of officials across the state.

The 2017 NASO Summit will be held at the Louisville Marriott (July 30-Aug. 1). The annual meeting provides officials from across the nation an opportunity to learn, discuss and evaluate the latest topics and trends in officiating, while examining new products and services. More details about the 2017 NASO Summit will be provided in the months to come.


About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 280 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 40 state championships in 12 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.


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