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03.31.2017

READ TO THE FINAL FOUR CROWNS READING CHAMPION

NCAA® March Madness comes to the classroom PHOENIX – Mary C. O’Brien Elementary School in Casa Grande has been crowned champion of Read to the Final Four, a statewide reading contest for Arizona third graders. 1,800 Arizona third graders attended a celebration on Friday at Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One ®. The […]

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03.29.2017

NCAA® DEDICATES REFURBISHED BASKETBALL COURT AT HISTORIC HARMON PARK

NCAA Legacy Restorations project to leave lasting impact PHOENIX – A refurbished outdoor basketball court at historic Harmon Park was dedicated today to celebrate an NCAA Legacy Restorations project that will ensure the lasting impact of the 2017 Final Four®. The project was made possible through a partnership of the NCAA, Phoenix Local Organizing Committee […]

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03.23.2017

ADDITIONAL MARCH MADNESS MUSIC FESTIVAL ARTISTS ADDED

BLINK-182, CAPITAL CITIES, GROUPLOVE, LEON BRIDGES, AND NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS ADDED TO THE 2017 NCAA MARCH MADNESS MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP IN PHOENIX MARCH 31-APRIL 2 Artists Join Previously Announced Acts Aerosmith, The Chainsmokers, Keith Urban and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Phoenix, AZ – March 23, 2017 –  Today the NCAA and Turner […]

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03.10.2017

March Madness Music Festival Artists Announced!

AEROSMITH, THE CHAINSMOKERS, AND SPECIAL GUESTS MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS TO PERFORM AT THE 2017 NCAA MARCH MADNESS MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PHOENIX MARCH 31-APRIL 2 Live Streaming Available for Select Concerts at the AT&T Block Party, Coca-Cola Music, and Capital One JamFest LOGO AND PHOTOS AVAILABLE HERE Phoenix, AZ – March 9, 2017 – The […]

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01.26.2017

ARIZONA READIES FOR 2017 NCAA MEN’S FINAL FOUR®

Read to the Final Four bracket set for third-graders across Arizona PHOENIX -With the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four® fast approaching, NCAA officials and the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee teamed up with Arizona leaders Wednesday to announce key details about the long-anticipated event. Officials also unveiled the 68 schools statewide that will compete in Read […]

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12.07.2016

PHOENIX FINAL FOUR SEEKS 3,600 VOLUNTEERS

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Local Organizing Committee seeks 3,600 volunteers to assist with the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four. The PLOC is recruiting volunteers for the numerous community and ancillary events before and during the Final Four, set for April 1 and 3. Duties include hospitality areas, operations, information centers and transportation. “We could not […]

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11.07.2016

PHOENIX LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AMBASSADORS

PHOENIX – The 2017 Phoenix Local Organizing Committee has named its volunteer Board of Directors and four ambassadors to represent the iconic sporting event in Arizona. The 28-member board is made up of Valley business, sports and tourism leaders with long experience overseeing major sporting events. It will provide leadership and oversight for the PLOC, […]

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10.20.2016

READ TO THE FINAL FOUR TIPS OFF ACROSS ARIZONA

PHOENIX -Third-graders across Arizona will compete in NCAA Team Works Read to the Final Four, a tournament-style reading competition that will crown a literacy champion March 31, the day before the national men’s basketball semifinals. “Our mission is to inspire third-grade students in all Arizona schools to accelerate their reading, using the excitement of the […]

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10.04.2016

NCAA Final Four Sets Ancillary Event Sites

The Phoenix Local Organizing Committee today announced that the NCAA and Turner Live Events, alongside official NCAA Corporate Champions and Partners, will host popular ancillary events at the 2017 Final Four in Downtown Phoenix and Glendale. The events range from a three-day music festival to a fan festival and open team practices. Most events are […]

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03.28.2016

Phoenix Final Four names co-chairs

Debbie Johnson, Dan Lewis to lead volunteer board of iconic sports event PHOENIX – The 2017 Phoenix Final Four Local Organizing Committee (PLOC) has named Debbie Johnson, Director of the Arizona Office of Tourism, and Dan Lewis, President and CEO of Native Insight, as co-chairs of its volunteer board. Johnson and Lewis will provide leadership […]

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03.18.2016

Ticket applications available online for the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium

PHOENIX-The ticket application process for the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four is currently available for fans who would like to apply. The application process will be open for the 2017 Final Four through May 31, 2016. Next year’s Final Four is set for April 1 and 3 in Glendale, Arizona at University of Phoenix Stadium. […]

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01.15.2016

Phoenix Final Four® Local Organizing Committee hires staff members

PHOENIX – Four staff members have been hired by the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee (PLOC), which is collaborating with the NCAA® to host the 2017 Phoenix Final Four®. “We’ve put together an outstanding team with experience executing major sporting events in Arizona,” PLOC Executive Director and CEO Dawn Rogers said. “There is much work to […]

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12.16.2015

BROOKE TODARE NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF PHOENIX NCAA® BASKETBALL FINAL FOUR®

Will Oversee Community Relations and Engagement PHOENIX-Valley native Brooke Todare has been named Vice President of Community Relations and Engagement for the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee, which is collaborating with the NCAA to host the 2017 Phoenix Final Four. Before joining the Final Four host committee, Todare served as Vice President for Pursuant Sports where […]

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12.16.2015

2017 PHOENIX NCAA® BASKETBALL FINAL FOUR® LOGO UNVEILED

Historic event tips off with NCAA Legacy Restorations refurbishing Harmon Park PHOENIX – The countdown to the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four began today when the NCAA and the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee unveiled the logo of Phoenix’s first Final Four and announced plans for an NCAA Legacy Restorations project at Harmon Park in central […]

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10.19.2015

ROGERS TO LEAD 2017 PHOENIX NCAA® BASKETBALL FINAL FOUR®

PHOENIX– Longtime collegiate athletics administrator Dawn Rogers has been named Executive Director and CEO of the 2017 Phoenix NCAA Basketball Final Four. Rogers, former Senior Associate Athletic Director at Arizona State University, was selected by the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee (PLOC), which will work with the NCAA to execute the Final Four, set for April […]

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