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May 2020

5/28/2020 - Foundation Games Approved for 2020-21 School Year

5/27/2020 - "Patience Needed as States Develop Plans for Restarting High School Sports, Performing Arts," by Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director

5/27/2020 - WSSAAA Wednesday - Jen Cohen/Mick Hoffman

5/21/2020 - WSSAAA Wednesday - Collin Henderson/Mick Hoffman

5/21/2020 - Student Stories: "Hope Is Not Cancelled," by Nancy Phan, Rogers (Spokane) HS

5/15/2020 - Breland, Parrish Named 2020 WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires Smart Choices Scholarship Winners

5/14/2020 - "Fighting Today's Fraud" on-demand webinar presented by Gesa Credit Union

5/14/2020 - State Basketball Format Fan/Student Survey

5/13/2020 - WSSAAA Wednesday - Dr. Ken Briggs/Andy Barnes

5/11/2020 - WIAA Representative Assembly Passes 18 Amendments

5/7/2020 - WSSAAA Wednesday - Coyte Cooper/Jeff Lowell

5/4/2020 - COVID-19 Updates

5/1/2020 -  WIAA and FinalForms Announce Strategic Partnership

Foundation Games Approved for 2020-21 School Year

The WIAA Executive Board has authorized the addition of a WIAA Foundation Game for the sports of baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball beginning with the 2020-21 school year. Each varsity team will have the opportunity to add one additional contest above the allowable limit during the regular season.

Initially, games will be limited to varsity teams only and all games will be played during the sports regular season dates, with potential for expansion to other sports/levels. Each school will be responsible for its own expenses and will be able to retain all revenues generated from the event such as ticket sales, concessions, etc. The additional game will serve as a regular-season contest and will be counted in the RPI, team record, etc.

Schools will be required to sign up prior to the season start for the right to play this additional game and with fees, tiered based on sport and classification, to be paid at year’s end. The Association is working to form a Foundation which will allow the Association and its membership to engage with a wider range of donors for increased financial stability. Initially the funds from the Foundation Games will help the Association offset foundation costs within its budget and will ultimately go to funding the Foundation, directly impacting member schools and students in the form of grants, scholarships, and insurance costs.

“This is really a win-win for the WIAA and the member schools, using a very similar model to what other State Associations have had in place for quite some time,” said WIAA Executive Director Mick Hoffman. “Coaches and players will have the flexibility to schedule and play in an extra contest while proceeds from the rights fees will help fund Association costs that directly support student-athletes.”

The Foundation Games online sign-up form will be available mid-summer for athletic directors and district athletic directors.

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