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Snohomish County, Washington is going to enjoy an influx of quality basketball between 2019 and 2021.

The Northwest Athletic Association, a not-for-profit organization, encourages youth development by providing opportunities for personal and athletic growth in its competitors.

The NWAA promotes sportsmanship, self-esteem, and the development of life skills through engaging youth in sports while providing a safe, healthy, positive environment where the youth of our community can learn the fundamentals of sports.

The Northwest Athletic Conference will do just that in Snohomish County, Washington now that it has announced the NWAC Men’s and Women’s Championship Basketball Tournaments will be returning to the Walter Price Athletic Complex at Everett Community College in Everett for the next three years (2019-2021).

“We are delighted to be hosting the 2019 NWAC Men & Women Basketball Championships at Everett Community College again,” said Tammy Dunn, sports development director of the Snohomish County Sports Commission. “The chance to host a collegiate championship in our community is an honor and we look forward to working with Everett Community College and Northwest Athletic Conference in bringing a memorable basketball championship for all who attend the games.”

The 2019 Sweet 16 and Elite 8 portions of the tournament will see the men take center stage beginning Thursday March 7 and Friday, March 8, with the winners coming back to Everett Community College for championship weekend March 16-17.  The women’s Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games are Friday March 9-10.  The men will join the women for championship weekend March 16 -17.

According to NWAC Executive Director Marco Azurdia, “the NWAC is pleased to partner with the Snohomish County Sports Commission, Everett Community College, and our sponsors in the City of Everett, to provide NWAC student-athletes a great championship experience.  We will continue our community service project as our student-athletes not only impact the community economically, but also socially.”

About the 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 the 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.