News & Events

CUC hosts annual Concordia Invitational Tournament Jan. 27-28


Jan. 6, 2011―Concordia University Chicago hosts the 61st annual Concordia Invitational Tournament in which men and women’s basketball teams from participating Concordia institutions compete in a two-day tournament, Jan, 27-28.

The tournament will be held in Geiseman Gymnasium on Concordia’s campus, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. Free, handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure off of Bonnie Brae Street.

The tournament will feature host Concordia University Chicago as well as Concordia University Ann Arbor, Concordia University Wisconsin and Concordia University Nebraska.

The first game will take place Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. Subsequent games will be played at 3:15 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. Jan. 27, and at Noon, 2:15 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan 28.

Tickets can be purchased through Concordia-Chicago’s Office of Athletics at 708-209-3116—options include a two-day tournament pass for $15 if purchased by Jan. 26; one-day pass for $12; session pass (two games) for $7; and children six and under are free.

This year, the Concordia Invitational Tournament is pleased to join forces with the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) to educate and excite students concerning an important global Christian issue. A child dies from malaria every 60 seconds; nearly 700,000 people perish each year from this disease; it affects the impoverished and the disadvantaged the most. And yet, malaria remains preventable and treatable.

The Lutheran Malaria Initiative is part of a global effort to help end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015.  The “Nets for Life” activities surrounding the CIT weekend at Concordia University Chicago will encourage awareness, raise support and invite young people to become engaged in a cause much larger than themselves.

For more information on the Lutheran Malaria Initiative, visit To contribute to our “Nets for Life” campaign, visit

The inaugural tournament was held 61 years ago in St. Louis, Mo., based on Concordia Seminary coach Eldon “Pete” Pederson’s idea to involve The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s four culminating schools in a basketball tournament.

For more information visit or call 708-209-3116.

Categories: University, Campus,