Keasbey, NJ; September 23, 2011 – New Jersey ShopRite stores will honor six top performing high school athletic programs this Fall with the presentation of the ShopRite Cup. Now in its eighth 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 – have received this prestigious award each year since the program’s inception in 2004.
“Awareness of the ShopRite Cup competition has grown tremendously since we first started this program, making it a coveted prize for schools and student athletes alike,” said Steve Timko, executive director of the NJSIAA. “Our participants not only learn the importance of teamwork during the season but also the benefits of hard work and determination. Whether they receive the Cup or not, all of our athletes are winners.”
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 2010-2011 school year. The ShopRite Cup also rewards bonus points for sportsmanship.
“Participation in team sports is such an important part of a young person’s life,” said Karen Meleta, spokeswoman for ShopRite. “ShopRite is honored to recognize these athletes, their commitment to their sport and their dedication to excellence.”
Recipients of the 2011 ShopRite Cup are listed below along with the school’s trophy presentation date.
• Hunterdon Central Regional High School (September 23 at 7:45 pm)
• Delsea Regional High School (September 30 at 6:45 pm)
• St. Rose of Belmar High School (October 5 at 8:30 am)
• Christian Brothers Academy (October 5 at 1:45 pm)
• New Providence High School (October 6 at 6:45 pm)
• Haddonfield Memorial High School (November 23 at 11:00 am)
The 2011 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.
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.”