march mad men

Former Northern State University head coach Don Meyer speaks during the NAIA D1 Men’s Basketball National Championship tip off banquet in Kansas City, Missouri on March 13, 2012.

Belhaven’s Daryl Arnold is mobbed by fans during a Champions of Character event at the NAIA D1 Men’s Basketball National Championship in Kansas City, Missouri on March 14, 2012.

Fans not watching the basketball games play Laser Tag in the Kids’ Zone at the NAIA D1 Men’s Basketball National Championship in Kansas City, Missouri on March 14, 2012.

Tougaloo’s Frederick Griffin holds hands with a fan during a Champions of Character event at the NAIA D1 Men’s Basketball National Championship in Kansas City, Missouri on March 14, 2012.

Grain Valley High School students jump rope during a Champions of Character event at the NAIA D1 Men’s Basketball National Championship in Kansas City, Missouri on March 15, 2012.

The Oklahoma Baptist team participates in a Special Olympics skills clinic at the NAIA D1 Men’s Basketball National Championship in Kansas City, Missouri on March 18, 2012.

Reggie Regg The Magic Man performs after a Special Olympics skills clinic at the NAIA D1 Men’s Basketball National Championship in Kansas City, Missouri on March 18, 2012.

Boy Scouts watch the semifinal game between Oklahoma Baptist and Shorter during Scout Night at the NAIA D1 Men’s Basketball National Championship in Kansas City, Missouri on March 19, 2012.

Concordia’s Dakota Downs shoots the ball against Oklahoma Baptist’s Desmond Griffin during the NAIA D1 Men’s Basketball National Championship in Kansas City, Missouri on March 20, 2012.

Concordia’s Edward Willis embraces Alex Rudd and Dakota Downs after they won the NAIA D1 Men’s Basketball National Championship in Kansas City, Missouri on March 20, 2012.

Recently, I covered the NAIA D1 Men’s Basketball National Championship in Kansas City, Missouri. 32 teams play 31 games in seven days making it college basketball’s toughest tournament.

The tournament is not only tough on the players, it is tough on me too. I spend the majority of the week shooting event photography for the NAIA marketing department. I attend various dinner banquets, hall of fame induction ceremonies, youth team building exercises, a Special Olympics skills clinic, corporate sponsored fan fests, several award presentations, VIP parties, and an occasional basketball game. My images are used to promote next year’s championship.

It is a fun week filled with great basketball and wonderful people and I always look forward to it.

-scott weaver

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One Response to march mad men

  1. jeffjacobsen says:

    You work very hard, but you do a great job. Well done.

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