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By michael boyd jr.
HERALD SPORTS EDITOR
COLUMBIA — The Board of Directors of the Missouri State High School Activities Association has resolved to request proposals from event venues and communities desiring to serve as the host of any of the following MSHSAA High School Championships:
n Track & Field – Boys & Girls 2025-26, 2026-27, 2027-28, 2028-29, and 2029-30
n Soccer – Boys & Girls 2025-26, 2026-27, 2027-28, 2028-29, and 2029-30
n Golf – Boys & Girls 2025-26, 2026-27, 2027-28, 2028-29, and 2029-30
Proposals will be accepted for hosting any or each of these Championships. Venues are not required to propose or to host each year.
However, in evaluating proposals the Association reserves the right to consider the benefits of long-term commitments.
Proposal documents and materials for each Championship RFP may be obtained from Craig Long, Chief Operating Officer, Missouri State High School Activities Association, 1 North Keene Street, Columbia, Missouri 65201 (or PO Box 1328, Columbia, Missouri 65205-1328), or at (573) 875-4880 or email@example.com.
The proposal return deadline is 1:00 p.m., CST, Monday April 24, 2023. At that time, all proposals received will be publicly opened and read aloud. All parties are invited to attend the public opening. Please provide notice to the Association of intention to attend.
“We invite everyone interested to participate in this bidding process”, says MSHSAA Executive Director Dr. Jennifer Rukstad. “MSHSAA Championships generate significant tourism and economic benefit for our hosting communities, and our bidding process helps us improve the championship experiences we provide for our schools and their students. Everyone working together benefits everyone.”
COLUMBIA — The Missouri State High School Activities Association is pleased to announce the designated State Championships Official Contest Balls for the 2023-24, 2024-25 and 2025-26 school years.
Determined through a competitive proposal process, and selected by the MSHSAA Board of Directors at their January 26, 2023, meeting, this equipment, and the companies that provide it, represent some of the industry leaders for sporting goods equipment.
“We are thrilled by the engagement and support we receive from our Official Contest Ball partners, as we collectively strive to provide the best postseason experiences possible for our member schools and the student athletes they serve,” says MSHSAA Executive Director Dr. Jennifer Rukstad.
The Designated Contest balls for school years 2023-24, 2024-25 and 2025-26:
n Rawlings R100 – MO Baseball
n Rawlings FP12RYL – MO Softball
n Wilson GST Game Football
n Wilson NCAA Vivido Match Soccer Ball
n Mikasa VFC1000 Volleyball (Red/White/Blue)
n Spalding Legacy TF – 1000 Basketball