NYSPHSAA is partnering with Team Up 4 Community to provide a FREE platform for students, coaches, teams, administrators, and schools to apply for the NYSPHSAA Community Service Challenge. A challenge will take place each sports season. A team does not need to be in season to apply.  The NYSPHSAA SAAC will determine a winner after each season’s submission deadline. 


Deadlines will be the same each year:

Fall:  Monday of Week #19         

Winter: Monday of Week #36           

Spring:  Monday of Week #49

2020-21 community service challenge winners


Fall Challenge Winners

Maple Hill (Schodack CSD-Section 2)

Girls Soccer Program

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Winter Challenge Winners

Columbia High School
East Greenbush CSD-Section 2

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Spring Challenge Winners


John F. Kennedy High School
Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District-Section VIII

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Submission Instructions/Rubric


Deadline Dates:

Fall: November 9, 2020

Winter: March 8, 2021

Spring: June 7, 2021

Reasons to give back

Community Service is an integral part of the Interscholastic Athletic experience. Through community service, student-athletes, coaches, and administrators are able to give back to the communities that support them each and every day! 


NYSPHSAA’s Community Service Challenge is a way to:

  • Do something good your community and yourself!
  • Get your voice heard on what matters in your community and what problems should be addressed.
  • Learn effective problem solving, critical thinking, and project management skills.
  • Strengthen your academic and social skills.
  • Make academic content more relevant and practical…you get to use what you’re learning!
  • Learn about potential careers by completing a project in collaboration with a community organization.
  • Meet amazing people that you wouldn’t ordinarily get to meet. They’ll stretch the way you think about the world.
  • Gain a sense of accomplishment.

You, too, can help change the world!

previous winners

2020/21 - Maple Hill (Schodack CSD - Section 2)
                Columbia High School (East Greenbush - Section 2)

                 John F. Kennedy High School (Bellmore-Merrick - Section VIII)
2019/20 - Smithtown High School West
                (Section XI)
           Cambridge Central School (Section 2)
           Ossining High School (Section I)

2018/19 - Helwett High School (Section VIII)
           Harrsion High School (Section I)
           Eastport-South Manor High School
           (Section XI)
           Canandaigua Academy (Section V)

2018 - Farmingdale High School (Section VIII)
2017 – Akron High School (Section VI)
2016 – Mahopac High School (Section I)
2015 – King's Park High School (Section XI)
2014 – Arlington High School (Section I)
2013 – Columbia High School (Section II)
2012 – Ossining High School (Section I)
2011 – Adirondack Central School (Section III)