Clinton, Miss. – The Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) and Wanamaker Corporation, creator of the Mississippi Golf app and iWanamaker golf event management software, have entered a multi-year partnership that will elevate the state’s high school golf presence.
The Mississippi Golf app powered by iWanamaker is a robust and scalable golf event management platform designed specifically for high school golf. The partnership makes iWanamaker and the Mississippi Golf app the official online event management, player rosters, live scoring, and rankings hub for MHSAA Golf. The iWanamaker platform will be the official event management software for all MHSAA regular and postseason tournaments, advancements and state-tournament qualifying. The agreement begins with the upcoming 2023 season.
Through its proven Golf Tournament Management Platform (iWanamaker and associated native apps), the platform will also provide athletic directors, coaches and student-athletes free access to schedules, live leaderboards, player scorecards, rankings and more. Spectators must purchase a ticket to access content and a portion of the ticket revenue is shared with the MHSAA and its member schools.
“We are excited to be in a partnership with Wanamaker Corporation,” MHSAA Executive Director Rickey Neaves said. “This will ensure fans, parents, student-athletes and school officials receive real-time results as they support the best high school student-athletes in America during regular and postseason events.”
Wanamaker Corporation, the pioneer of online secure scoring for high school golf, has long served multiple high school state associations. The MHSAA joins 16 states, thousands of schools, and governing bodies already using Wanamaker Corp technologies to streamline golf tournament setup, player registration, secure scoring, rankings, and data management.
“We are excited to partner with the MHSAA to bring online secure scoring, accurate golfer rankings and increased scoring integrity to all members of the Mississippi high school golf community,” Wanamaker Corporation CEO Doyle Heisler said. “Mississippi has a long history of producing many prominent golfers, and together with the MHSAA, we are excited to help increase awareness and grow the sport across the state.
About the MHSAA
The mission of the Mississippi High School Activities Association is to serve its member schools by providing leadership and coordination of interscholastic activities which will enhance the educational experiences of secondary students and reduce risks of their participation. The MHSAA will promote participation and sportsmanship to develop good citizens through interscholastic activities which provide equitable opportunities, positive recognition and learning experiences to students while maximizing the achievement of educational goals.
The MHSAA is celebrating its’ 100-year anniversary during the 2022-2023 school year and is a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), which consists of the 50 individual state high school athletic and/or activities associations and the association of the District of Columbia and nine Canadian organizations. These associations have united to secure the benefits of cooperative action and increased efficiency through the coordinating of ideas of all who are engaged in high school athletic and activities programs.
About Wanamaker Corporation
Wanamaker Corporation is the premier supplier of software as a service for over 60% of high school golf programs nationwide. The iWanamaker platform and custom branded mobile apps offer golf event management, secure scoring and rankings for individuals and teams. The experienced development team behind iWanamaker and associated native apps is continuously improving the platform to deliver a first-class experience for users. Access MHSAA golf events, leaderboards, scorecards, rankings and more on the Mississippi Golf App for a mobile experience or point your browser to iWanamaker.com.