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UPCOMING EVENTS:
January 16-18 – One Act State Finals
January 20 – NMAA Office Closed
January 21 – Mandatory In-Person Regional Rules Clinics (Golf & Softball) – Onate HS – 6 p.m.
January 22 – Mandatory In-Person Regional Rules Clinics (Golf & Softball) – Goddard HS – 6 p.m.
January 25 – Scholastic Publications
January 26 – NMOA Executive Board Meeting
January 27 – Mandatory In-Person Regional Rules Clinics (Golf & Softball) – Farmington HS – 6 p.m.
January 27 – Winter Sports Officials Appreciation week
January 28 – Track & Field Qualifying Meet Submission Deadline
January 29 – Mandatory In-Person Regional Rules Clinics (Golf & Softball) – Santa Fe Area – 6 p.m.
January 30 – Mandatory In-Person Regional Rules Clinics (Golf & Softball) – Del Norte HS – 6 p.m.

IN THE NEWS:

NMAA 24/7 APP DOWNLOAD CHALLENGE
How well do your fans follow your teams?  Do they all have the NMAA 24/7 app? Could your school use $1000? The NMAA, in conjunction with Outfront Media Sports, is running a contest to see how many fans from your school download the best tool to follow your teams.  Starting this week thru Sunday, March 8th 2020 we want to see which school can get the most downloads of the NMAA 24/7 app. The winning school will receive $1,000. A winner will be announced for a big school (4A-5A) and a small school (A-3A) at the 2020 NMAA State Basketball Championships. It’s easy, download the NMAA 24/7 app, it’s FREE, and make sure to follow your favorite team at your school. Also, make sure your notifications are turned on.  Then tell your friends and family to do the same. The more downloads your school gets the better your chances are to win.  Good luck and make sure to let your community know to download the NMAA 24/7 app.  It could result in $1000 for your school.

NMAA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
NMAA Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students from NMAA member schools who, through the application/nomination process, demonstrate excellence in athletics, activities, academics, and character.  NMAA Foundation will award up to 21 scholarships totaling a max of $24,000 to NMAA member school students during the 2019-2020 school year.  Scholarships will be awarded to individuals in six different categories.  The deadline to submit applications is Saturday, February 1, 2020.  For more information, please contact Dusty Young at 505-923-3268. Click here for information regarding NMAA Foundation Scholarships.

SPRING RULES CLINICS ONLINE STARTING FEBRUARY 1
Online spring rules clinics will be available February 1-15, 2020 on each sport landing page at www.nmact.org. Rules clinic attendance is mandatory for all head coaches during their sport season. This year, ALL Golf and Softball Rules Clinics will be In-Person. A list of dates, locations in your area and times are listed below.

Golf & Softball Mandatory In-Person Rules Clinics

  • January 21 – Onate HS – 6 p.m.
  • January 22 – Goddard HS – 6 p.m.
  • January 27 – Farmington HS – 6 p.m.
  • January 29 – Santa Fe Area – 6 p.m.
  • January 30 – Del Norte HS – 6 p.m.

NMAA STUDENT LEADERSHIP ADVISORY COUNCIL NOMINATIONS
The NMAA is looking for students to serve on our Student-Leadership Advisory Council for the following areas in the NMAA’s governance structure for the 2020-2021 school year:

Area A-Large:   Two representatives
Area B-Small:    One representative
Area C-Large:   Two representatives
Area C-Small:   Two representatives
Area D-Large:   Two representatives
At-Large (Large School Area A/B):  One representative

Nominations/applications are due no later than Monday, March 2, 2020. Please click HERE for the nomination form. If you are not sure of which area your school is in, please follow this link to the NMAA’s governance structure:  https://www.nmact.org/file/Section_3.pdf.  If you have any questions, please contact Dana Pappas at danamarie@nmact.org.

12TH ANNUAL NMAA FOUNDATION BOWL-A-THON
The NMAA Foundation will be holding its 12th Annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser on Sunday February 9th, 2020, at 1pm at Ten Pins & More in Rio Rancho, NM.  The cost for a team of four (4) bowlers is $250.  All proceeds from the event will again be used to benefit the youth of New Mexico through student scholarships and athletic/activity program grants/support.

The registration form and informational flyer can be accessed from the following link:
https://www.nmact.org/file/2020_BowlaThon_Brochure.pdf

Teams can also sign up using our online platform at:
https://nmaafoundation.ticketleap.com/2020-nmaa-foundation-bowl-a-thon/

If you have questions about the 2020 Bowl-A-Thon or any others pertaining to the NMAA Foundation, please contact Dusty Young at dusty@nmact.org.

COMPETE WITH CLASS SCHOLARSHIP
The New Mexico Activities Association, in conjunction with the NMAA Foundation, will be awarding a maximum of eight (8) $1,000 Compete with Class scholarships during the 2019-2020 school year.  Awards will be given to students that best exemplify the three pillars of the Compete with Class sportsmanship initiative – Respect, Integrity, and Responsibility.  Recipients will be selected by the NMAA Foundation Board of Directors based on recommendations from the NMAA and its member schools.

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