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CIAA Community Involvement

The CIAA Men's and Women's basketball tournament returns for its third year in Baltimore February 26 - March 3, 2024!

Visit Baltimore is committed to supporting and promoting the small and minority-owned businesses that make Charm City a distinctive destination. During the CIAA Basketball Tournament, there are many opportunities to showcase dining, retail, attractions, museums and nightlife across our many neighborhoods and Main Streets. Find out how you can help make this week a success, including promoting your business, hosting an event or volunteering your time.

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How to Get Involved

Ways for local residents and business owners to get in on the action!

Volunteer During Tournament Week

Sign up now to welcome athletes, coaches, families and alumni from all up and down the east coast. Volunteer shifts are available at dozens of different locations throughout Baltimore and all volunteers registering for two or more shifts will receive official CIAA uniform swag.

Buy Tickets and Plan Your CIAA Experience

Buy your tickets for all seven games now! Plan your tournament experience with basketball, social events, educational seminars, Fan Fest and more happening all week long.

Become a Fan Fest Vendor

Check out the Vendor Village request portal. As an exhibitor, you have the opportunity to sell your goods, services and distribute information from one of the largest attended venues during CIAA Week! For any questions or inquiries, please contact [email protected].

Prioritize Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Join Visit Baltimore’s Warm Welcome program to get access to DEI training materials, and help us create a welcoming environment for all CIAA athletes and attendees.

Join the BOP Pass and Black-Owned Business Directory

Don’t miss the opportunity to have your business featured in the BOP Pass and Black-Owned Business Directory! More than 800 fans registered for the mobile pass and directory during the 2023 tournament. Email [email protected] to join before the 2024 tournament.

Become a Local Contributor

Learn how your company or institution can be part of this exciting event, get in touch to discuss opportunities:

Anjelica Butcher
Local Contributor Coordinator
[email protected]

Get the word out

Help us get the word out about the CIAA Tournament in Baltimore! Find social graphics and captions to copy and post to your accounts in our CIAA Toolkit. Follow Visit Baltimore and the CIAA and amplify the message across your social channels.


Take a staycation with a discounted downtown hotel room exclusive for CIAA fans. This special rate is dependent upon availability, so don’t wait!

Event Promoters

Resources for hosting an event during the CIAA Tournament.

2023 Tournament Recap

We are pleased to recap the success of the 2023 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament for it’s second year in person in Baltimore.

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Key Contacts

Who to reach out to when you need more information.

CIAA Inquiries/ Event Inquiries

Sonjie DeCaires
Visit Baltimore CIAA Event Consultant
[email protected]

Local Baltimore Information

Bon Whiting
Senior Project Manager
[email protected]

John Chrissomallis
Chief Inspector
Board of Liquor License Commissioners
[email protected]

Staci Russell
Assistant Executive Secretary
Board of Liquor License Commissioners
[email protected]

Michelle Abbott-Cole
Operations Officer III
Department of Transportation
[email protected]

Plan Your Tournament Experience

Basketball, social events, educational seminars, step shows, Fan Fest and more happening all week long!