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Participation Sportsmanship Integrity

Commissioner’s Notes

February 2007


FROM THE COMMISSIONER’S DESK February is here and we are deep into the winter sports seasons of Swimming and Diving, Wrestling, and Basketball. The hard work and dedication that student athletes put forth during the regular season culminate with the KHSAA post-season events. While many enjoy post season participation opportunities, the day to day practice and regular season participation are also important, and continue to be a great sports learning environment for students.

The KHSAA continues to manage interscholastic sports with an emphasis on the values of good sportsmanship and citizenship. As we develop our programs we continue to recognize and reward these attributes in our student athletes through Association sponsored activities. KHSAA recognition programs such as the First Corbin Sportsmanship Recognition Program and banquet and Student Leadership Conference continue to be a priority for the KHSAA staff and Board of Control.

The KHSAA Board of Control and staff are working on the 2007-2011 Strategic Plan for the Association. In addition the Board and staff are ready to enhance the current Association structure by continuing to partner more than ever with all educational constituencies that have a common mission. The education business is an exciting place to be with new directions and challenges on the horizon.

In closing let me say that your Association continues to work in a positive manner to achieve the overall goals of the membership. One of the most important of these has always been maintaining financial stability through a strategy of debt reduction on the Association building. During the month of February we celebrate the completion of that goal. We have officially retired the debt on the KHSAA Building.

It is a Happy New Year and thanks to each of you for your continued support!

UNIFORMS NEEDED Dave Martens, coordinator of the NIAAA’s National

Emergency Network, is colleagues in New Orleans.





New Orleans is in desperate need of uniforms for boys and girls basketball, boys and girls track, baseball and softball. They have what they call a Recovery School District, which is made up of 13 modified schools, grades 6th – 8th and five high schools.

Because this is a nationwide effort, it is important that we follow the suggested protocol to expedite and simplify the process and accomplish our goal at no cost to the recipients of the uniforms.

Each state liaison will coordinate the effort in their state and decide on the method of shipping that works best for their schools. Since the need for game uniforms is immediate, it is suggested that each school inventory, pack, ship and finance the shipment individually. However, the choice is yours. The uniforms are to be shipped to: Walter Tillman, Director of Athletics 1641 Poland Avenue New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

Mr. Tillman is the district athletic administrator for the 18 schools.

Schools making uniform donations must provide you with an inventory of what uniforms they sent and the quantity in each sport. Be sure they include the name of the school, school address, and the name of the athletic administrator. The uniforms can be used with the school name or mascot on them because something is better than nothing.

A summary of all donations from your state should be e- mailed or mailed to: Carol M. Satterwhite, CAA MSADA 5467 Gloucester Road Columbia, Maryland 21044 Cmsatterwhite@aol.com

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