Keasbey, NJ; September 14, 2009 – New Jersey ShopRite stores will honor six top performing high school athletic programs this Fall with the presentation of the ShopRite Cup. The 2009 ShopRite Cup ceremonies will include presentations of ShopRite Cup trophies and ShopRite Cup banners to the winning schools to be hung in their gymnasiums. The schools’ local ShopRites will also proudly display congratulatory banners announcing their achievements.
In its sixth year, the ShopRite Cup is presented jointly by ShopRite stores and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). Six winning schools – four public and two non-public – receive this prestigious award every year since the program’s inception in 2004.
“ShopRite has a long history of commitment to the communities it serves, especially in support of educational and athletic programs,” said Karen Meleta, spokeswoman for ShopRite. “Awarding these winning schools with the ShopRite Cup is our way of recognizing student athletes and their commitment to their sport and their dedication to excellence.”
Recipients of the 2009 ShopRite Cup are listed below along with the school’s trophy presentation date.
• Neptune Township High School (September 17)
• Glassboro High School (September 18)
• Southern Regional High School, in Manahawkin (September 18)
• Bishop Eustace High Prep, in Pennsauken (September 22)
• Haddonfield High School (September 25)
• Immaculate Heart Academy, in Washington Township (October 2)
To win, schools earned ShopRite Cup points by finishing in the top four in their group’s state championship competitions in 32 NJSIAA-sanctioned sports during the 2008-2009 school year. The ShopRite Cup also rewards bonus points for sportsmanship.
“The ShopRite Cup has been a tremendous vehicle to motivate students through athletic performance and healthy competition,” said Steve Timko, executive director of the NJSIAA. “The students who participate in this program learn invaluable lessons on the importance of teamwork, self-discipline and the drive for success.”
For the complete schedule or more information about the ShopRite Cup, including point totals and group standings, please visit www.njsiaa.org and click on “Awards.