2019 CIAA Kickoff Media Availability Feb. 25

2019 CIAA Kickoff Media Availability Feb. 25

The CIAA, CRVA and CMPD will host a brief media availability to kick off the week of CIAA events prior to the CIAA Tip-Off Banquet.

Jacqie McWilliams, CIAA Commissioner
Tom Murray, CRVA CEO
Chief Kerr Putney, CMPD

Monday, Feb. 25
8:45-9:15 a.m.

Charlotte Convention Center, Room 211AB
501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Parking is available for media in the NASCAR Hall of Fame parking garage on Brevard Street. Please bring your voucher in for validation. Marked media vehicles may park in the bus lane on Brevard Street during the media availability.

This year marks the 14th year the CIAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament has been held in Charlotte. In 2018, the CIAA Basketball Tournament brought an estimated 150,000 fans to Charlotte during the week of competition with an economic impact of $50.5 million.

About the CIAA
Founded in 1912, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is the first African American athletic conference and one of the most recognized conferences in Division II. The CIAA conducts 14 championships attended by more than 150,000 fans from around the country. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the CIAA is governed by the Presidents and Chancellors of its 13 member-institutions: Bowie State University, Chowan University, Claflin University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Livingstone College, Saint Augustine's University, Shaw University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University, and Winston-Salem State University. For more information on the CIAA, visit theciaa.com. For more information on the CIAA Basketball Tournament, visit ciaatournament.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

About the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) works to deliver experiences that uniquely enrich the lives of our visitors and residents. Through leadership in destination development, marketing and venue management expertise, the CRVA leads efforts to maximize the region’s economic potential through visitor spending, creating jobs and opportunities for the community. Brands supported by the CRVA include the Charlotte Convention Center, Spectrum Center, Bojangles’ Coliseum, Ovens Auditorium, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte Regional Film Commission and Visit Charlotte in conjunction with the region’s destination marketing brand. For more information, visit charlottesgotalot.com.