What Happens Next? - The Journey Behind the #OfficialCourt of the Final Four Continues
10 months ago
Want to buy an NCAA® Final Four Official Court from Connor Sports? The custom Men’s Final Four championship court is for sale very year. There is just one catch. You need to win the championship to buy the court. Each year the winning school is offered the right-of-first refusal to purchase the championship court.
The range of what the schools who purchase the courts use the courts for includes funding research, locker room renovations, practice courts and game courts.
Giving Back: Louisville
After winning the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, Louisville place the center court logo from the 2013 official court in the rafters of the Yum Center. Louisville sold the remainder of the court in sections to fans with the proceeds from the sales funding research being conducted by Kenneth Lucas, M.D., chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Kosair Children's Hospital and division chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation for the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics.
Locker Room Renovations: Kentucky
The University of Kentucky won the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship and put the center court logo in the middle of their team locker room.
Practice Court: Kansas University
When Kansas University won the 2008 Men’s Basketball Championship they bought the #OfficialCourt of 2008 and placed the 2008 San Antonio championship center court logo on the wall of their practice facility.
Game Court: Dallas Wings
When the NCAA Women’s Regional Tournament games in Dallas in 2016 concluded, a bit of serendipity occurred as the Dallas Wings was in need of a new court for College Park Center in Arlington, TX. The team purchased the Dallas Regional court and Ruth Hamilton of the Wings became the first player to play an NCAA Regional (for Oregon) and for the WNBA team in the same city.