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NFHS, Gill Athletics Renew Partnership

Corporate • October 19, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (October 19, 2021) – The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has committed to a three-year renewal of its corporate partnership agreement with Gill Athletics, the oldest and largest manufacturer of track and field equipment in the United States and around the world.

As part of the contract renewal, Gill Athletics retains its rights as the exclusive NFHS partner for track and field through September 30, 2024. Included benefits of that title are print and digital advertisements in annual NFHS track and field rules books and case books, NFHS emails and the track and field rules poster. Gill Athletics is also the “Official Track & Field equipment supplier for the NCAA.” Gill has been a member of the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) since 1966.

“For more than 100 years, Gill Athletics has been an industry leader devoted to delivering safe, cutting-edge products to its track and field athletes and coaches,” said Dr. Karissa Niehoff, NFHS executive director. “When you work with a company that boasts these standards, as Gill Athletics does, it makes it gratifying for the NFHS to renew its partnership. Gill shares our unequivocal passion for preserving the safety and success of the more than one million student-athletes currently competing in high school track and field – the No. 2 school-sponsored sport nationwide.”

Additional benefits of the renewal for Gill Athletics include appearances on NFHS social media, as well as permitted promotional opportunities via apps, print and video advertisements, and exhibit booth space at the annual NFHS Summer Meeting and National Athletic Directors Conference.

“Gill Athletics places high value on our relationship with the NFHS,” said Gill CEO David Hodge. “We are aligned with the NFHS in our mission to support coaches as they invest in the lives of high school track and field and cross-country athletes, and look forward to working together for years to come.”

Since its founding in 1918 by Harry Gill, Gill Athletics, based in Champaign, Illinois, has continued to equip coaches with innovative equipment that elevates the sport and performance of their track and field athletes. Applying the determined mindset of its founder, Gill Athletics strives to deliver products featuring the maximum technological advances in safety, durability and long-term performance.  Gill equipment is built to give coaches the freedom to focus on their athletes.