Lutheran Basketball National Championship

2012-03-22T12:18:00Z Lutheran Basketball National ChampionshipContributed by Nicole Mackowski | South Shore CVA Marketing Director

VALPARAISO | Sixty-five of the nation's top Lutheran boys and girls 7th & 8th grade basketball teams have competed in their state tournaments and were chosen by the Lutheran Basketball Association of America to compete for a national title. Teams from Indiana, Florida, Minnesota, Illinois, Texas, Missouri, Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, California, Michigan and Nevada will descend on Valparaiso University beginning March 29 and runs through April 1.

This tournament, which has been hosted at Valparaiso University since 1971 has a strong following, more than 2,200 total visitors are expected to attend the tournament. The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority manages the hotels for the tournament which books rooms in Lake, Porter and La Porte Counties. This event on average nets 2,400 room nights annually.

This year the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is taking the tournament to the next level. The SSCVA has partnered with the Lutheran Basketball Association of America to create an event Facebook page where teams and their families can join and share their experiences while they are here. They can post pictures and video of themselves while they are enjoying all NWI has to offer. We are also using the page to get special offers out to the visitors while they are here.

If a local business would like to be part of this program and make a offers available through the event page to tournament participants and their families, contact Jason Sands at 219-554-2726 or via email him at


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