Kickoff Celebration Starts NCHSAA Centennial

CHAPEL HILL– The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is beginning the official celebration of its 100th anniversary.
The NCHSAA will begin its centennial with a special kickoff celebration on Saturday, January 12.

The event will be held at The Friday Center in Chapel Hill, with a reception beginning at 1:30 p.m. The program will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m., featuring several speakers. The speakers will include NCHSAA commissioner Davis Whitfield, executive director emeritus Charlie Adams, and current NCHSAA president Dr. Stewart Hobbs, among others.

An open house will follow at the NCHSAA offices from four o’clock to five o’clock on Saturday afternoon.

Sponsors of the kickoff event include American Advantage Marketing Group, the Chapel Hill-Orange County Visitors Bureau and the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation.

The year of festivities will end with a Gala Celebration event on January 11, 2014. During 2013, the NCHSAA has planned activities and opportunities for member schools, teams, players and fans to help celebrate the Centennial Year. A special web portal at the NCHSAA web site ( contains a calendar of events, resources and other information for the Centennial Celebration.