Using the slogan #WeAreInThisTogether, the marketing campaign goals to unify members statewide by way of recognition of student-athletes, educators, and the senior class of 2020.
“It is a time of yr to have a good time, even amongst these extraordinary circumstances,” mentioned IHSA Government Director Craig Anderson. “We wish to come collectively as a statewide highschool neighborhood to let every of those teams know that we acknowledge their efforts and accomplishments. It doesn’t matter what occurs, we’re on this collectively.”
Every of the three days can have its personal theme aimed toward recognizing athletes, educators, and at last, the seniors within the class of 2020:
THURSDAY, MAY 14 – TOGETHER FOR ATHLETES
America’s Authentic March Insanity got here to a sudden conclusion this yr, because the 2020 IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals have been unable to be performed, and the IHSA’s spring sports activities ultimately suffered the identical destiny. We encourage all highschool groups, coaches, dad and mom, followers, and athletes to publish footage and share reminiscences from their highschool sports activities experiences on Fb, Twitter, and Instagram. As well as, the IHSA will acknowledge the eight colleges (Aurora Christian, Goreville, Madison, Roanoke-Benson, Breese Mater Dei, Chicago Orr, Timothy Christian, and Sacred Coronary heart-Griffin) who certified for the 2020 COUNTRY Monetary IHSA Boys Basketball Class 1A and Class 2A State Finals.
FRIDAY, MAY 15 – TOGETHER FOR EDUCATORS
Educators across the state have gone the additional mile in working with their college students digitally over the previous two months. On Friday night time, when over 400 IHSA colleges are anticipated to activate the lights at their colleges and athletic complexes for the “Lights for the Struggle” initiative, we’re asking college students and neighborhood members to brighten social media with their very own due to all of the academics and coaches who’ve helped mild their path. Lights For The Struggle is about honoring first responders and important employees, so we encourage recognition for these courageous people, who like educators, are inspiring of their efforts to place others first.
SATURDAY, MAY 16 – TOGETHER FOR SENIORS
The IHSA was scheduled to crown its first state champions of the spring on Might 16th, a celebration of feat that might have repeated every Saturday by means of mid-June. The end result of a highschool season is further particular for our seniors, as they go away their management and legacy behind to their underclass teammates. Senior student-athletes are inspired to publish an image of themselves on social media of their uniform, favourite college attire, or the IHSA Pupil Advisory Committee’s Salute to Seniors shirts. We hope communities at giant will publish on social media in help of their seniors, recalling their favourite reminiscences and the affect they’ve had throughout their 4 years.
Over the course of the three days, the IHSA encourages anybody posting on social media to make use of the hashtags #WeAreInThisTogether and #IHSA, so we will discover and share your tales.