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IESA Extends Royal Publishing Official Program Partnership

The Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) and Royal Publishing have agreed to extend their partnership in producing the official programs for all IESA state final events.

Since the 2001-02 school term, Peoria-based Royal Publishing has printed and sold all the ads the official programs for IESA athletic and activity state final events. The partnership will extend through the 2009-10 school term.

"The official program at each of our state final events is an essential part of the state final experience," said IESA Executive Director Steve Endsley. "The programs provide valuable information about the schools and the competition in the state finals. They also are a wonderful form of recognition for our students and can be that perfect souvenir of a significant moment in their lives. In fact, parents, relatives and friends can show their support of their team and students with their own personalized ad in the respective programs. That is something unique that Royal Publishing brings to the table in our partnership."

Royal Publishing produces the IESA State Final Programs and sells the ads that appear in them. Please contact Tanya Hollingsworth at Royal Publishing for details. You may call her at (800) 397-5834, Ext. 202.

Parents, fans and/or the school or school booster club may purchase an advertisement in the printed program. The cost varies according to the size of the ad. Deadline for ordering an ad depends on the event. Tuesday of the week of the State Final is the deadline in many of the state final events, but for girls and boys basketball, it is Thursday the week of the state final. The event specific deadline is published in the IESA Fan Zone on the IESA Web Site at www.iesa.org. Click on the Fan Zone icon on the upper left side of the home page and then go to the state final of interest for details.

In the upcoming 2005-06 school term, there will be 23 different programs printed. In team tournaments, the programs contain a photograph of each participating team, properly identified, along with a full roster. In the respective individual sport/activity events, complete bracket pairings, heat assignments, or other event specific data is published. In all programs, the respective all-time records and other historical information is published.

Following are the deadlines for securing an ad in the official program for each IESA state final event:

State Final

Class A Girls Softball
Class AA Girls Softball
Class A Boys Baseball
Class AA Boys Baseball
Cross-Country
7A Girls Basketball
7AA Girls Basketball
Cheerleading
8A Girls Basketball
8AA Girls Basketball
7A Boys Basketball
7AA Boys Basketball
8A Boys Basketball
8AA Boys Basketball
Wrestling
7A Girls Volleyball
7AA Girls Volleyball
8A Girls Volleyball
8AA Girls Volleyball
Class A Scholastic Bowl
Class AA Scholastic Bowl
Class A Track and Field
Class AA Track and Field
Program Ad Deadline

Sept. 21, 2005 (Wed.)
Sept. 21, 2005 Wed.)
Sept. 29, 2005 (Wed.)
Sept. 29, 2005 Wed.)
Oct. 5, 2005 (Wed.)
Dec. 1, 2005 (Thur.)
Dec. 1, 2005 (Thur.)
Dec. 7, 2005 (Wed.)
Dec. 8, 2005 (Thur.)
Dec. 8, 2005 (Thur.)
Feb. 2, 2006 (Thur.)
Feb. 2, 2006 (Thur.)
Feb. 9, 2006 (Thur.)
Feb. 9, 2006 (Thur.)
March 8, 2006 (Wed.)
March 9, 2006 (Thur.)
March 9, 2006 (Thur.)
March 16, 2006 (Thur.)
March 16, 2006 (Thur.)
May 3, 2006 (Wed.)
May 3, 2006 (Wed.)
May 10, 2006 (Wed.)
May 17, 2006 (Wed.)


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