High School Sports Leader Offers Advanced Technology and Enhanced Sports CoverageHarrisburg, PA (July 27th, 2012)
– The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, Inc. (PIAA) and MaxPreps.com, the online high school sports leader and a CBSSports.com site, have signed a partnership agreement for the next three years, PIAA officials have announced. The selection of MaxPreps.com as the Associations "Official Statistician and Digital Media Partner" will give PIAA member schools a single location to report all Box Score information.
MaxPreps.com provides schools with a publishing platform which allows schools to keep their statistics in real time. The PIAA will use the data collected by MaxPreps.com to power the state record book, statewide statistical leaderboards, state championship brackets, media publications, post-season media guides, and much more. Teams will be required to post their Box Score information to MaxPreps.com as part of their qualification into the PIAA Inter-District (State) Championships. PIAA Executive Director, Dr. Robert A. Lombardi, said, "Our partnership with MaxPreps.com will allow us to better inform the passionate high school sports fans here in Pennsylvania and really tell the many great success stories of our organization's member schools, teams and student-athletes."
The agreement also calls for the creation of the "MaxPreps.com Assistance Grant". Each year $10,000 will be donated by MaxPreps to the PIAA Foundation, an educationally based resource to assist PIAA's membership.
MaxPreps.com, the nation's most visited site for high school sports information and results, has been on the prep sports scene since 2002 and successfully partnered with other state athletic associations.
"Working together, MaxPreps.com and PIAA are able to bring improved efficiency and exciting content around state records, statistical leaderboards, media publications, PIAA brackets, and much more. With MaxPreps best-in-class stats and communication tools and the PIAA's commitment to providing efficiency and technology to its member schools, Pennsylvania high school sports will be very well served," said Andy Beal, MaxPreps.com Founder and President. "We look forward to continuing our official relationship with the PIAA and are eager to serve its member schools."
Founded in August 2002, MaxPreps.com is headquartered in Cameron Park, California and is a unit of CBS Interactive. For more information about MaxPreps.com and for the latest high school sports news, scores, and expert analysis, please visit maxpreps.com
. Beginning in Pittsburgh, on December 29, 1913, PIAA was given the privilege of serving its member schools and registered officials by establishing policies and adopting contest rules that emphasize the educational values of interscholastic athletics, promote safe and sportsmanlike competition and provide uniform standards for all interscholastic levels of competition.