Latham, NY- The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has announced a new partnership with the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA). Through the partnership NYSCOPBA will support championship events and be the official presenting sponsor of Captains Club, a student-athlete leadership development program.
“I am extremely excited for our association to partner with NYSOCBPA”, said Robert Zayas NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “The leadership of NYSOCBPA serves its membership with the same level of quality service that NYSPHSAA serves its 785 member high schools. NYSOCBPA will certainly be a great partner of our association.”
NYSCOPBA represents over 30,000 New York State employees and retirees from the Security Services Unit. The Union was formed in May 1998 and since that time has provided superior representation to their membership under the independent and democratic model. The objectives are to improve the terms and conditions of employment, protect member contractual rights, provide high quality representation in the collective bargaining process, communicate effectively with their membership, achieve legislative gains, and to promote the overall welfare of their members.
“NYSCOPBA is pleased to sponsor the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.”, Mike Powers, NYSCOPBA President said. “Beyond the spirited competition of playing high school sports it’s important to understand the values NYSPHSAA instills in its student athletes and NYSCOPBA is committed to supporting organizations that put our youth on the right path to success.”
The partnership is set to begin in December 2016 and will run through Fall 2018 Championships.