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NWAC Basketball Championships Coming to Everett Community College

3 Mar, 2017


March has arrived and “The Heat Is On” for the Northwest Athletic Conference men and women basketball teams. The Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) will be showcasing their Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship Tournaments, March 9-12 and March 18-19, 2017 at the Walt Price Student Fitness and Event Center, on the campus of Everett Community College. 

16 men’s and 16 women’s community college basketball teams will be playing their version of the Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final 4 and championship games to determine the 2016-2017 NWAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Champions.  Teams and fans representing communities from as far south as Roseburg, as far East as Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and as far west as Port Angeles, Washington will be converging on the City of Everett for this two weekend event.

Men’s basketball games begin the Sweet 16 matchups on Thursday, March 9 at 8 am with the Elite 8 games on Friday.  Women’s basketball games begin the Sweet 16 matchups on Saturday, March 11 at 8 am with the Elite 8 games on Sunday.  The teams which advance to the Final Four will return to play on Saturday, March 18th.  The all-star games will be played on Sunday, March 19 with the women all-star game at 11 am and the men all-star game at 1 pm.

The Snohomish County Sports Commission and Everett Community College is hosting the championships for the second year in a row.  Student-athletes that are competing in the tournament will be participating in a community service project by donating cans of food to be distributed by the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Everett.

One-day tournament pass may be purchased at the door.  One day passes are Adult $17, Students/Seniors/Military (with valid id) $10, Children 7 – 12 years old $8, and Children 6 and under Free.

Contact Info:  All inquiries can be directed Garet Studer, Director of Operations. Phone 360-992-2185 or email at gstuder@clark.edu.        

About Northwest Athletic Conference: The NWAC is the athletic governing body of 36 Community Colleges in Washington (23), Oregon (11), Idaho (1), and British Columbia (1).  The conference provides administrative oversight of 15 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports and 10 championship events. There are over 280 teams competing each year in the Northwest Athletic Conference and over 3900 community college student-athletes participate in NWAC athletics. 

About Snohomish County Sports Commission: The Snohomish County Sports Commission (SCSC) was formed in 2005 as an entity of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau.  The SCSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau is a non-profit economic development agency responsible for the year-round professional tourism marketing of Snohomish County, Washington.

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