About this time last year, there was some excitement bubbling up around one of the oldest basketball tournaments in the African-American sports community — the CIAA. Sadly, it’s NOT in the Queen City anymore. This year, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association is in Baltimore, Maryland.
And even though we are in a pandemic, that isn’t stopping it. This year, it’s called the CIAA Virtual Vibe! That means with just one click, you can experience the CIAA like you’ve never before. At least that’s what it’s promotional flyer boasts. Here’s a quick overview:
FIRST THINGS FIRST
The first thing to note, you will have FREE EXCLUSIVE ACCESS PASS to EVERYTHING. There’s an advantage to that. The more you watch, the more points you’ll earn on the CIAA Leaderboard. Those points can land you some cool prizes.
And you of course, you’ll need to register so you can create a login for the site. Get more information at www.ciaatournament.org.
TUESDAY, FEB. 23
- High School Education Day and Career Expo
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24
- Welcome Reception featuring MC LYTE, Robyn Dixon (“Real Housewives of Potomac”), Mario
THURSDAY, FEB. 25
- Webinars: Preserving the Whole You, moderated by Rocsi Diaz
- CIAA FAN FEST kicks off with ThrowBack Thursday hosted by B. Simone
FRIDAY, FEB. 26
- Hall of Fame
- Women’s Empowerment
- FAN FEST performance from Wale
- Old School/New School DJ Battle with a special performance by DJ Kid Capri
SATURDAY, FEB. 27
- Super Saturday performances from K. Camp, Ledisi, Lloyd and more
- Cheer competition
- CIAA Step Show