CIAA 2023 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament
February 20-26, 2023 in Baltimore
All tournament passes now on sale, including single session tickets to all seven sessions. Complete the experience by booking your hotel early for a special tournament rate while supplies last. Baltimore’s prime location on the East Coast is easy to get to via train, plane or car, and once you’re here there’s plenty to do all within walking distance of the CIAA Tournament and events.
Youth Cheer Clinic
The Black Mermaid Cheer Clinic will introduce basic cheer movements, sideline cheers and chants, some dance and unique movements, discuss the mental and health aspects of cheering, and show career opportunities in the sport. This clinic presents the opportunity to engage with young people using the power of a sport as excellence defined and practiced to build a sense of accomplishment.
Youth Sports Clinic
This sports clinic offers a holistic approach to athletic development. The day is filled with fun, work, and education to help develop a well rounded athlete. Students are welcomed with a healthy breakfast, and then escorted to orientation to learn about opportunities and discuss mental health and wellness and longevity in collegiate sports and the sports industry with CIAA leadership and local and national sport legends. Afterwards, a team of local coaches and trainers work with the students on their physical sports development and soft skills through a series of workshops.
Health & Wellness Summit
The Health and Wellness Summit is a series of panel discussions focused on mental health and health disparities within the African American community. Tapping some of our local athletes and medical professionals to lend their expertise, the panels will delve into a variety of topics that affect our student athletes and our community, like mental health, COVID-19, nutrition, diabetes and more.
The Tech Summit House has become a staple at CIAA Tournament Week. Attracting some of tech’s brightest minds from the African American community, panel discussions foster conversations around growing ecosystems, career opportunities, digital equity and upcoming innovations. The summit has showcased exhibitions by Google, Dell, plus local emerging tech companies and celebrates tech, music and culture.
Money Moves: Financial Summit
Learn from local entrepreneurs and financial leaders about topics like investing, real estate, networking and negotiating to help gain confidence in the business world and grow your net worth.
Black-Owned Business Directory
Discover Black museums, restaurants, shops & cultural attractions in Baltimore.
Access the BoP Pass for exclusive deals and discounts at some of Baltimore’s Black-owned businesses and attractions. Explore cultural institutions and landmarks like the National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, the Frederick Douglass-Issac Myers Maritime Park Museum, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture.