Equity Bank, Magness Toyota, Harrison CVB sponsor upcoming national NJCAA women's basketball tournament

Wed Feb 14, 2018 at 04:04 PM

Equity Bank, Magness Toyota and the Harrison Convention and Visitors Bureau will partner as the National Championship Sponsors of the NJCAA Division II Women’s National Basketball Tournament. This is the second year teams will visit Harrison as the tourney destination.

The Tournament will be held March 19-24, 2018 in Pioneer Pavilion on the south campus of North Arkansas College in Harrison, AR. The event is expected to draw 2,000 visitors to Harrison.

Northark was selected as the location after a successful bid in 2014. Pioneer Pavilion received a wood floor that enabled the facility to host larger tournaments. 

“We are very pleased to have these businesses as our National Championship Tourney Sponsors, “says Dr. Rodney Arnold, executive director of the Northark Foundation. “They have both had long-standing partnerships with Northark and want to encourage more events like this that bring thousands of visitors to our area.”

There’s a lot to prepare for as these teams visit Harrison.  Volunteers and sponsors are needed. Specifically, the college is searching for Honorary Coach Sponsors at $1,000.  Honorary Coaches serve as representatives at the Honorary Coaches Luncheon and as ambassadors for Harrison. They introduce themselves and meet the team when they arrive, sit with the team during games and the Tip-off Banquet, provide mementos, and take their team to eat, tour their business and plan activities outside of the tournament. Honorary Coaches become very close to their teams, often inviting them to their homes for a meal and relaxation. 

Tournament Sponsorship opportunities are available at $1,000. 

Honorary Coaches receive advertising in the Tournament Program, a banner in Pioneer Pavilion to be displayed during the National Championship, invitations to the Honorary Coaches Luncheon, VIP Hospitality Room passes, eight admission tickets for all 26 games, recognition during the tournament, team photos and more.

To volunteer to help with the Tournament or to get more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Dr. Rodney Arnold at (870) 391-3229 or by email at rarnold@northark.edu.

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