Michelle Obama visits the CIAA

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - First Lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to the 100th year Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's basketball tournament.  She was in town for some fundraising events and spent part of her day at the arena to emphasize her Let's Move! campaign.

She had students from David Cox and Nathaniel Alexander Elementary to demonstrate what it means to move.  They participated in a relay on the basketball court of Time Warner Cable Arena.  Ms. Obama thinks if young people move more, their minds would be sharp.

Before she left she gave some advice to the basketball players.

"While you are doing your sports," First Lady Obama said.  "You have to be on top of your grades, correct - you got to be on top of your grades - you got that."

Security was tight.  Officers started their day at 5 o'clock in the morning. They checked every row and room at the arena.  It took them four hours.  Roads were also blocked and fans were checked thoroughly before going into the arena.

Security will also be tight Friday evening at the airport as officers keep watch on it as the First Lady heads back to DC.