Gator Co. Welcomed as New NFHS Corporate Partner | Sports Destination Management

Gator Co. Welcomed as New NFHS Corporate Partner

Jan 10, 2022

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) added to its family of corporate partners by signing an agreement with Gator Co., a leading brand of cases, bags, gear, stands, system storage solutions and accessories for the music, band, performing arts, pro AV, event, and creative communities. It is the parent company of Gator Cases, Gator Frameworks, Gator Rackworks, Levy's Music and Slappa. Gator also specializes in original equipment manufacturing (OEM).

Gator was founded in 2000 by Jerry Freed and his daughter, Crystal Morris, in Tampa, Florida. The company has grown significantly from its initial small line of molded guitar cases to more than 2,000 different solutions made from vacuum-formed plastics; rotational-molded plastics; wood; and sewn, metal and EVA materials.

“The NFHS is excited to welcome Gator to its family of corporate partners,” said Dr. Karissa Niehoff, NFHS executive director. “Gator continues to ascend as a revered name in the music industry. We look forward to working alongside Gator, providing valuable opportunities for it and the NFHS membership to connect for the greater good of our ever-growing high school performing arts community.”

The agreement with Gator includes designation as the “Official Sponsor of the NFHS Performing Arts Conference.” Partnership benefits include collaborative opportunities such as presentations, leadership development programs, promotions and advertising on various NFHS channels and networks. Gator will also exhibit at the 2022 NFHS Summer Meeting.

“The entire Gator family is thrilled to partner with the NFHS,” said Gina Clement, Gator Co. vice president of marketing and business development. “We are committed to ensuring music and performing arts education continues to thrive and enrich our communities and are excited to collaborate with and support NFHS on this mission.”

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About the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and performing arts activities that help students succeed in their lives. The NFHS sets direction for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation experience, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, and helping those who oversee high school sports and activities. The NFHS writes playing rules for 17 sports for boys and girls at the high school level. Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia, the NFHS reaches more than 19,500 high schools and 12 million participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7.9 million in high school sports. As the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs, the NFHS conducts national meetings; sanctions interstate events; offers online publications and services for high school coaches and officials; sponsors professional organizations for high school coaches, officials, speech and debate coaches, and music adjudicators; serves as the national source for interscholastic coach training; and serves as a national information resource of interscholastic athletics and activities. For more information, visit the NFHS website at

About Gator Co.

Gator is a global leading brand of cases, stands and support system solutions for the music, performing arts, pro AV, creative pro, IT, and general utility industries. We have over 2000 different solutions made from vacuum-formed plastics, rotational-molded plastics, wood, sewn, metal and EVA materials. It is the parent company of Gator Cases, Gator Frameworks, Gator Rackworks, Levy's Music, and Slappa. Leveraging our expertise in design and manufacturing, Gator has a complete OEM division that works with leading companies around the world to engineer and create custom solutions for original equipment manufacturers. For more information, please visit

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