CIAA Fever Hits Raleigh-Durham Area

CIAA Fever Hits Raleigh-Durham Area

The CIAA championship basketball tournament, a week-long series of basketball games involving 12 black colleges from three states, will make the Raleigh-Durham its home for the next 2 years.

Many socials and alumni functions were held during the week. One of those special occasions was the Men’s Tip-Off Banquet held Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at the North Raleigh Hilton.

Mrs. Joanna McLendon (widow of John B. McLendon, the former coach of NC Central University) honored the guests with a special CIAA anniversary cake cutting in honor of her husband. Bob Dandridge, former professional athlete-Milwaukee Bucks, gave an inspiring speech to all participating athletes, emphasizing, “Use all your skills that you have learned from sports, and transfer them into the Real World”.

The banquet was filled with excitement as the competing teams arrived.

Saint Paul’s College,

Livingstone College,
North Carolina

Fayetteville State University
North Carolina

Elizabeth City St. College,
North Carolina

Shaw University,
North Carolina

55th Anniversary Cake
Honoring Coach John B. McLendon

Cake Cutting by
Mrs. Joanna McLendon
Widow of Coach John B. McLendon

Special Guest Speaker:
Bob Dandridge
Former Athlete,
Milwaukee Bucks

Mike Hurley
GM-Capitol Sports expresses thanks to the CIAA for coming to Raleigh, NC & Capitol Broadcasting Company’s commitment to the CIAA Tournament.

Honorary Coaches &
Corporate Sponsors

Special Music by:
Shaw University Jazz Ensemble

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