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CIAA Releases Statement Regarding 2017 NBA All-Star Game
By CIAA Media Relations
Charlotte, N.C. – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) understands that the NBA’s decision to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game was made in the best interest of their organization.
The CIAA strongly disagrees with House Bill 2 and does not support any form of discrimination. We are committed to our Charlotte community and have no intentions to relocate our headquarters or the upcoming Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament.
As we assess current and future championship locations, the CIAA will ensure that the host city and venue demonstrate a commitment to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory practices. In addition, the Conference will continue to collaborate with organizations and its member institutions to educate, implement, and tell a story that will leave a lasting impact and establish change in our communities.
The CIAA’s decision to continue to host championships in North Carolina, where 8 of our 12 member institutions reside, and hold its headquarters in Charlotte is a decision made for the best interest of the Conference. We have a shared responsibility to work together as members of this community for the safety and well-being of our student-athletes, fans, and alumni.