NEW JERSEY HIGH SCHOOLS HONORED WITH THE SHOPRITE CUP

Keasbey, NJ -- (September 13, 2013) – New Jersey ShopRite stores will honor six top performing high school athletic programs this Fall with the presentation of the ShopRite Cup. Now in its tenth year, the ShopRite Cup is presented jointly by ShopRite stores and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).  Six winning schools – four public and two private – have received this prestigious award each year since the program’s inception in 2004.
 
“Awareness of the ShopRite Cup competition has grown tremendously since we first started this program, making it a coveted prize for schools and student athletes alike,” said Steve Timko, executive director of the NJSIAA. “Our participants not only learn the importance of teamwork during the season but also the benefits of hard work and determination. Whether they receive the Cup or not, all of our athletes are winners.”
 
To win, schools must earn ShopRite Cup points and finish in the top four places for their group’s state championship competition in 32 NJSIAA-sanctioned sports during the 2012-2013 school year. The ShopRite Cup also rewards bonus points for sportsmanship.
 
“Participation in team sports is such an important part of a young person’s life,” said Karen Meleta, spokeswoman for ShopRite. “ShopRite is honored to recognize these athletes, their commitment to their sport and their dedication to excellence.”
 
Recipients of the 2013 ShopRite Cup are listed below along with the school’s trophy presentation date.
   
The 2013 ShopRite Cup ceremonies will include presentations of ShopRite Cup trophies and ShopRite Cup banners to the winning schools to be hung in their gymnasiums. The schools’ local ShopRites will also proudly display congratulatory banners announcing their achievements.
 
For the complete schedule or more information about the ShopRite Cup, including point totals and group standings, please visit www.njsiaa.org and click on “Awards.”