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Important Hotel Update - Girls Championship weekend

Attention all teams planning to compete at State on the Girls Championship weekend of March 17-19, 2023:

Due to a recently announced Bruce Springsteen concert at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday, March 18th, there will be limited hotel rooms available in State College.  Therefore, we strongly recommend that your team book its hotel rooms via our hotel provider, Event Connect, as soon as possible.

This season, all girls teams should book their rooms before officially qualifying for State.  If you book a room and your team does not qualify for State, then Event Connect will refund any room deposits paid on its website. 

2023 Tournament Hotels Link - GIRLS WEEKEND - March 17-19

2023 Tournament Hotels Link - BOYS  WEEKEND - March 24-26

 

STAY TO PLAY POLICY

State Basketball Championship is a stay-to-play event requiring teams and families to book their lodging through the designated housing provider, EventConnect. 

EventConnect has contracted accommodations on behalf of the State Basketball Championship and its traveling teams to ensure teams have accommodations near the tournament locations at the lowest possible rate. Through the EventConnect online booking platform, teams can create a complimentary room block for families to make individual reservations at the lowest guaranteed group rate. 

Q: Which teams are impacted?
A:  Teams traveling more than 50 miles for the event are required to book at least 5 rooms per team by families and friends.  Any teams that do not meet the minimum booked hotel rooms may be declared ineligible from competing in the tournament.. 

Q: When and how do we book rooms?
A:  FOR BOYS TEAMS: Once your team registers for the tournament, the team manager/coach will receive an email from EventConnect with lodging information.

FOR GIRLS TEAMS:  Due to a recently announced Bruce Springsteen concert at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday, March 18th, there will be limited hotel rooms available in State College.  Therefore, we strongly recommend that your team book its hotel rooms via our hotel provider, Event Connect, as soon as possible.

This season, all girls teams should book their rooms before officially qualifying for State.  If you book a room and your team does not qualify for State, then Event Connect will refund any room deposits paid on its website. 

Q: How do teams request a stay-to-play exemption?
A:  Teams with extenuating circumstances can request a special exemption by emailing the Tournament Director, Bradley Laubacher, no later than 15 days before the event.

Q: How can I get help booking rooms?
A: Easy! If you would like assistance creating a complimentary room block for your team, please contact events@EventConnect.io

2023 Tournament Hotels Link - GIRLS WEEKEND - March 17-19

2023 Tournament Hotels Link - BOYS  WEEKEND - March 24-26