Dear NIRSA Colleagues,
Thank you for your consideration to serve as a NIRSA Championship Series National Basketball tournament host.
Through the efforts of numerous volunteer staff and generous past host sites, The NIRSA National Basketball Championships have a rich history of putting on extremely successful tournaments that have created lasting memories for the participants and staff involved. It has also given countless numbers of volunteer, experiential and developmental opportunities that they will benefit from for a lifetime. The Basketball Committee will be looking for a potential host that will be able to carry the torch from The Ohio State University and provide these opportunities for the next generation of participants and staff.
In order to facilitate a successful host experience, the NIRSA Championship Series Committee and its related Work Teams, and members of the NIRSA Headquarters Team have created helpful resources to use in the planning and execution phases of upcoming tournaments. These resources, surrounding best practices and general guidelines for hosting, include a tournament operations manual, which will be made available shortly. For more information on resources, or to receive a copy of last year’s manual, please email NIRSA Director of National Sport Programs at email@example.com. The committee also encourages any university interested in hosting to send a staff member to the 2018 NIRSA National Championship at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
The tournament has set the standard for intramural sports and club teams to compete for a National Championship, while giving officials, student and professional volunteer staff development opportunities to build skills and engage in all levels of learning. If you are still curious about hosting, but feel hesitant, I ask that you call me personally; or call any of the current members of the NIRSA Championship Series Committee. I know they can provide the answers and insight you might be searching for. Your efforts really will have a far-reaching impact.
Contact NIRSA Director of National Sport Programs at the NIRSA Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information regarding economic impact of this type of event or about working with your local sports commission to get sponsorships and grants.
Our member network is the best way to let potential hosts know we are seeking out the next NIRSA National Basketball Championship site. If a NIRSA member knows of a site that would be capable of and willing to take on the honor of being the next host, please encourage those that can make it happen to apply.
Megan MorrisNIRSA Championship Series Basketball Work Team Chair