SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and Crystal Creamery announced today the signing of a five-year agreement that expands Crystal Creamery’s support of education-based athletics in the state.
Under the terms of the agreement, Crystal Creamery will not only continue its longstanding support of the Sac-Joaquin Section, but also expand to incorporate the Central and North Coast Sections. A key component of the partnership will include commemorative milk cartons recognizing each Section’s Fall, Winter and Spring Champions.
“Crystal Creamery is very excited to expand our sponsorship with the CIF to now include both the Central and North Coast Sections along with our long-time partner, the Sac-Joaquin Section,” said Brian Carden, Crystal Creamery’s senior director of sales. He added, “It is pretty amazing how popular these cartons have become among student-athletes, their families, their coaches, and the community. The cartons provide a lasting memory of a very special moment in their lives while honoring the commitment and sacrifice they all put forth to become champions.”
“We are extremely pleased to expand the CIF relationship with Crystal Creamery,” said Ron Nocetti, CIF executive director. “Their support for education-based athletics and utilization of their milk cartons to celebrate the success of student-athletes provides positive reinforcement making this a unique sponsorship.”
About Crystal Creamery
Crystal Creamery is owned by the Foster family and based in Modesto, California. Originally known as Foster Dairy Farms, it was founded by Max and Verda Foster in 1941. In 2007, it purchased the Crystal Cream & Butter brand, which has been in business in California since 1901. In 2011, it acquired the Humboldt Creamery brand and its dairy plant in Fernbridge, California. Today, Crystal Creamery is the largest privately-owned dairy in California, producing dairy products under the local Crystal Creamery brand and the organic Humboldt Creamery brand.
About the California Interscholastic Federation
The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) was created in 1914 and is the governing body for high school sports in the state of California. CIF is uniquely positioned to foster student growth in values and ethics. CIF’s ideal of “Pursuing Victory with Honor,” provides the opportunity to influence the actions of the athletic community. CIF strives to promote equity, quality, character and academic development. CIF is a nonprofit federation and the state office, located in Sacramento, Calif., represents the interests of its member Sections. The 10 Sections represent geographic regions within the state: Central, Central Coast, Los Angeles City, North Coast, Northern, Oakland, Sac‐Joaquin, San Diego, San Francisco, and Southern. CIF represents 1,606 public and private member schools and more than 838,000 student‐athletes. CIF conducts Regional and State Championships in badminton, cross country, football, volleyball, tennis, wrestling, basketball, soccer, swimming & diving, track & field, golf and water polo. CIF Sections conduct championships in more than 22 sports.