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CIAA launches new mobile app for events, news

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) launched its first-ever mobile app in November 2011 in preparation for the 2012 CIAA Tournament and 100th Anniversary Celebration.

The application conveniently provides fans with instant access to key event information, updates and news directly to their mobile device or tablet to keep them connected before and during Tournament week.

"The CIAA's goal is to make it as easy as possible for our fans to enjoy their Tournament experience," stated Chairman of the CIAA Board of Directors –Dr. Mickey Burnim.  "The CIAA mobile app provides our fans with that opportunity by streamlining instant access to relevant Tournament information they care about directly to their mobile devices."

The CIAA mobile app was designed with the fan in mind and allows fans to collect all of the information they need instantly where ever they may be. With all the excitement surrounding this year's Tournament, the application should prove to be a handy tool as fans navigate between the basketball games and the CIAA official events.

It will also help fans remain in the action both on and off the court and stay connected to the Tournament like never before.

With over 2,000 downloads since its launch, the popularity of CIAA mobile app is rapidly spreading. Fans can simply visit Apple App Store or the Android Market and search for ‘CIAA' to download the mobile app to their mobile device or tablet.

Fans that download the application are eligible to enter for a free trip for two to Saint Lucia by simply clicking on the ‘Win a Trip to Saint Lucia' page within the mobile app and entering their information.  The trip includes free breakfast at the Garden Bay Hotel/Beach Resort, lodging and airfare.

For more information about Saint Lucia, visit:

The CIAA Tournament takes place February 28 - March 4 in Charlotte, N.C. at the Time Warner Cable Arena and the mobile app will link fans to the ‘Tournament Experience' in every way possible, whether they are looking for hotels, places to eat, the schedule of events or even just information about each of the CIAA member schools. The following information is available for viewing:

  • CIAA News & Information: A RSS feed is available with timely updates on CIAA information.
  • Official Game & Events Schedule: Fans can find a full schedule of events for the men and women's games, as well as a schedule of the official CIAA events and their locations.
  • Navigate Charlotte: Here fans can expect an interactive map full of hotel, restaurant and parking locations and contact information. 
  • Upcoming Events: This section of the mobile application will update fans about any events leading up to the Tournament.
  • City of Charlotte: For attendees who are not familiar with the Charlotte area, this portion of the application gives detailed information about the city itself and its relationship with the CIAA.
  • Make a Donation-CIAA Scholarship Fund: Fans that are willing to donate have the opportunity to do so directly from their Smartphone or tablet. All the information about the CIAA Scholarship Fund is available on the app.
  • CIAA School Profiles: All of the information about each CIAA school can be found in this section of the application
  • CIAA Sponsors: Fans can find a full list of all CIAA corporate sponsors and their importance to the Tournament.

For more information about the CIAA conference or the 2012 Tournament – 100th anniversary celebration in Charlotte, please visit or

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