If you live in an apartment in Charlotte, NC and you love sports in general and basketball in particular, you don’t have to wait for March Madness before the fun begins. Beginning February 25 through March 1, CIAA men and women student-athletes from 12-member institutions will be competing for the title of basketball champion and a chance to move up to the NCAA Division II tournament.
Charlotte, for the ninth year, will serve as the backdrop to one of the most popular basketball tournaments in the country drawing more than 200,000 residents and visitors to the tournament and events surrounding the week. In addition to the many college basketball fans in Charlotte for the 2014 CIAA basketball tournament, the city will also host numerous musicians, DJs and other celebrities who will be attending and performing at various parties during CIAA week.
Don’t miss a single minute of the action, which not only includes 22 great basketball games, but also the CIAA Fan Experience, a three-day free fan festival event that takes up 200,000 square feet in the Charlotte Convention Center.
This three-day festival events include numerous activities, giveaways and concerts throughout the weekend. Celebrity guests include Tatyana Ali, Dawnn Lewis, DJ Rock T, Lance Gross, Morris Chestnut, Malcom Jamal Warner and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Yolanda Adams, will host her nationally syndicated morning show on Friday, February 28 at 5:30 a.m.
The Fan Experience also will feature free concerts.
- Regina Belle, Thursday, Feb. 27 at 8:30 p.m.
- Jagged Edge, Thursday, Feb. 27 at 9 p.m.
- Mack Wilds, Friday, Feb. 28 at 9 p.m.
- Monica, Saturday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m.
More information -theciaa.com/bballtournament and qcitymetro.com