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The 2022 MIAA Basketball Championships, Presented by Lids, to Be Played at Harford Community College
Legendary Sports Group, Event Operator, to Increase Exposure for Players and Amplify Experience for Fans
For Immediate Release - February 2, 2022
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Legendary Sports Group (LSG), event operator for the 2022 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Basketball Championships, announced Wednesday the title sponsor and location of this year’s championship event.
The upcoming MIAA Basketball Championships will be played at Harford Community College in Bel Air, MD on Sunday, February 27th, presented by Lids. Lids stepped up as the title sponsor of the 2021 MIAA Lacrosse Championships and continues to support athletics in the Maryland area.
“It’s our goal to add production quality to the event while delivering meaningful experiences to the participants, schools, communities, and partners of the championship.” stated Dave Cottle, President of LSG. “Our partnership with Lee Dove, the MIAA, and the support of our title sponsor, Lids, helps us reach that goal.”
Pursuant to the heightened production quality, LSG has brought on Linacre Media to produce and stream all three Championship games. Linacre Media produces approximately 220 live events annually, including work with CBS Sports Network, ESPNU, Comcast Sports Network and Stadium. The organization also serves as an official broadcast partner of the NBA and primary production partner for significant athletic programs like Georgetown, ARMY and Holy Cross.
The one-day event will feature a triple-header for a one-ticket price of just $15.00. Children five years of age and younger are complimentary. A select number of VIP courtside seats will be available for purchase for $50.00, inches from the action.
“As part of our enhanced production we are thrilled to announce the addition of two Baltimore and Maryland Broadcast legends: play-by-play announcer Scott Garceau, and color commentator Keith Mills,” added Cottle. “Both Scott and Keith bring a deep understanding of the importance and role MIAA High School basketball plays in the Baltimore community.”
Scott Garceau, Dean of Baltimore Sports, has spent 40 years in TV, radio, print and web content distribution and is presently the play-by-play announcer for Baltimore Orioles baseball on MASN. Keith Mills, a legend in Baltimore Sports, spent 30 years on WMAR & WBAL TV delivering sports news and commentary. Mills grew up playing and coaching high school sports and has a deep appreciation for the history and rivalry of each MIAA school. Mills is presently part of the Ravens Radio Broadcast team on WBAL & WIYY radio.
“The MIAA partnered with Legendary Sports Group for the opportunity to increase exposure for our MIAA schools and athletes,” said Lee Dove, Executive Director of the MIAA. “We look forward to the experience at Harford Community College and the high-quality production of the event.”
Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance as the venue will sellout. Walk-up tickets will be available for purchase dependent upon remaining seats available. Tickets will be on sale at MIAAChampionships.com starting February 2nd.
Fans, friends, and family members not able to attend live can tune in to watch the live action with all three games broadcast on WBAL/MeTV along with livestreams on MIAAChampionships.com and YouTube.
Championship Schedule: Sunday, February 27th
1:00PM: C Division Championship
3:15PM: B Division Championship
5:30PM: A Division Championship
To learn more about the 2022 MIAA Championships, visit: https://www.miaachampionships.com/.
To learn more about Legendary Sports Group, visit: https://www.legendarysportsgroup.com/.
ABOUT LEGENDARY SPORTS GROUP
Legendary Sports Group (LSG) creates legendary experiences through sporting events ranging from endurance sports, to team tournaments, to professional game day production. LSG owns and operates, manages and consults on events nationally with a variety of services including event logistics and execution, media and marketing services, graphics and video development, production management and sponsorship activation. LSG is ready to take your event to the next level while providing legendary service and creating lasting memories. More information can be found at www.legendarysportsgroup.com.
Lids Sports Group is the largest licensed sports retailer in North America, selling fan and fashion-oriented headwear and apparel across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico through almost 2,000 retail locations. Indianapolis-based Lids Sports Group carries officially licensed and branded gear aimed at empowering customers to represent their unique and individual style, team, passion and fun. Lids Sports Group operates stores under the Lids, Locker Room by Lids, Fanzz, Yankees Clubhouse Shops, Dodgers Clubhouse, Cardinals Clubhouse, and numerous other nameplates. Lids also has locations within select Macy's department stores nationwide. To find a retail location near you visit blog.lids.com or join the #LidsLoyal on Instagram (@lids), Facebook (@lids), Twitter (@lids), or LinkedIn.
The MIAA is an independent organization comprised of 29 private high schools located in and around the Baltimore Metro area. Founded in 1994, MIAA schools have a combined enrollment in excess of 17,000 students. More than 60% of these students participate in at least one of 17 MIAA sanctioned Sports. In addition, more than 97% of all graduates from MIAA schools go on to college, including many who enroll in some of our nation’s most prestigious universities. MIAA Schools are located in eight Maryland counties and Baltimore City.
ABOUT LINACRE MEDIA
Linacre Media is a 360-degree production services firm that produces approximately 220 live events per year for various partners and platforms. Linacre Media is an official broadcast partner of the NBA and serves as a primary production partner for Georgetown Athletics, Army Athletics, Holy Cross Athletics, Howard Athletics and University of Maryland-Eastern Shore Athletics, in addition to packaging numerous other pro/college/high school athletics events for platforms like ESPNU, CBS Sports Network, the Madison Square Garden Network, Comcast Sports Network, SNY, News 12 Varsity, Tennis Channel, Facebook and Facebook FIGHTNIGHT LIVE, WatchESPN, ESPN+, ESPN3, Twitch, UFC FightPass, FloSports, HBCUGo.TV and Stadium.
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