SDHSAA, Dacotah Bank Announce New Partnership For High School Activities in South Dakota

PIERRE – The South Dakota High School Activities Association announced a five-year partnership with Dacotah Bank, based in Aberdeen, beginning with the 2018-19 school year during today’s Board of Directors meeting in Pierre.

“We are thrilled to embark on this collaborative partnership with Dacotah Bank,” Dr. Daniel Swartos, Executive Director of the SDHSAA remarked on Thursday. “This agreement, coupled with our current partnerships with Sanford Health, Farmer’s Union Insurance, Billion Automotive and the South Dakota Army National Guard, will continue to ensure access to interscholastic activities for students from across our state. Teaming together with these great partners like Dacotah Bank will help us in the promotion of interscholastic activities and athletics, surely helping us make a long-lasting impact on the future of the whole State of South Dakota.”

“For more than a decade, Dacotah Bank has been a major underwriter of South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s coverage of High School championships and state-level fine arts,” said Joe Senger, CEO and president of Dacotah Bank. “This new partnership with SDHSAA and our continuing support of SDPB’s High School activities programming underscores Dacotah Bank’s commitment to local students and local communities.”

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