Northwest Kansas Technical College and the Goodland School District recently formed a sporting event partnership. The partnership allows all Goodland School District students to attend Northwest Tech home athletic events for free, as well as the Northwest Tech students the opportunity to attend Goodland School District home games for free. The agreement is good for events held throughout the school year.
The purpose of the agreement is to provide free activities for both college and school district students and to generate hometown interest in local sporting events. It’s a partnership the two organizations hope will continue well into the future. The only exception to the arrangement is when the school district or college does not manage the athletic event; such as the Topside Tipoff Tournament, KSHSAA Sponsored Events, and tournaments in which admission is separate of the two organizations.
“Northwest Tech has been a great partner for us to work with and anything we can do to help each other is something we will always look into” said Goodland Superintendent Bill Biermann. “We appreciate what they do for our high school students by providing technical education opportunities and excited about providing this opportunity for our students”
Goodland Public School Superintendent, Bill Biermann, and Northwest Tech President, Ben Schears are dedicated to enhancing their students overall experience as well as building bridges between the two organizations.
“Forming this agreement is one more way in which the college and school district can build stronger ties,” Northwest Tech, President Ben Schears commented. “This will benefit the college students by building connections with local community members.” He also added “Hopefully, it will also give our local youth a chance to watch college level athletics and connect with our college students.”