CIAA Rolls Out Mobile App for Annual Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament

Charlotte, NC (Nov. 14, 2017) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) mobile application for its 2018 Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament has launched and is ready for fans to download via iTunes and Google Play. It can be located by typing "CIAA Basketball Tournament" in the search box.

The free app was designed in partnership with Aloompa, a creator of innovative products for hundreds of festivals and events including BET Experience, New York Comicon, X Games, Outside Lands, and more.

Fans who download the app will have a chance to win an ultimate CIAA Experience grand prize by selecting the "Contests" tab and completing the listed entry form. The grand prize includes: travel and lodging expenses paid, as well as access to games and official events. Contest ends Nov. 26 (terms and conditions apply).

A few core features the app will include are: ticket purchase and hotel information; an official event schedule from which fans can create their own lineup according to the events they want to attend; tournament bracket; GPS map; performer & event details; stream of conference news and social media posts; points of interest such as restaurants, exhibitors and vendors.

"We've created a one-stop shop that will enhance the CIAA Tournament experience," said Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams. "There are so many exciting parts within the tournament–from games to educational, professional and social events."

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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 12 member-institutions: Bowie State University, Chowan University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, The 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 For more information on the CIAA Basketball Tournament, visit, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

About Aloompa

Aloompa creates innovative products for all live events, including music, food, sports, conferences & community events. At the core of Aloompa's products is FestApp, a mobile app platform that boasts an a-la-carte menu of features from schedule sharing to GPS mapping. Aloompa's state-of-the-art proximity platform, Presence, powers incredible attendee experiences and provides never-before-seen insight into attendee behavior. When combined, these products are used to create memorable experiences for fans and brands at events. In 2017, hundreds of festivals and events will use Aloompa to power their on-site experiences, including New York Comicon, Outside Lands, Electric Forest, X Games, Rodeo Houston, Electric Daisy Carnival and more.