THANK YOU for your support of this WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires State Championship event. The following information is provided in order to make the experience more enjoyable for you and everyone at the event.
Know Before You Go
Qualifying team names will be added by Sunday, November 10th, 2019.
Fans may sit anywhere in the upper bleachers.
FACILITY AND LODGING INFORMATION
Nicholson Pavilion, Central Washington University
715 E. Dean Nicholson Blvd.
Ellensburg, WA 98926
No outside food may be brought into the facility. All bags are subject to search.
CREDIT CARDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY. Ticket windows will open one hour prior to the first match time of the day.
WIAA TOURNAMENT CREDENTIALS
All spectators using WIAA passes (paper or plastic) to attend the event must enter through the Pass Gate. This includes: teams, event staff, media, corporate partners, and awards presenters. Anyone attempting to enter with a fraudulent event pass will be denied entry and may be subject to criminal trespass arrest. Anyone found with a fraudulent pass inside the facility will be removed and will be subject to criminal trespass arrest.
PASS GATE LOCATIONS
The school principal will appoint at least one school personnel member to supervise the school’s student body rooting section.
All participants as well as spectators are expected to demonstrate sportsmanship and respect toward opponents and tournament officials at all times. Sportsmanship medals may be awarded after each race. Spectators who demonstrate inappropriate conduct or actions may be removed from the facility. WIAA state events are meant to provide a safe environment where everyone feels respected. Tournament managers and WIAA event personnel have the authority to remove individuals for inappropriate behavior or comments.
BALLOONS, SILLY STRING, AND ARTIFICIAL NOISEMAKERS are prohibited and will be confiscated. Band instruments are to be used only for playing music under the direction of the conductor and cheerleaders only may use megaphones.
Only school district accepted cheers may be used at appropriate times. Cheers and chants are to be directed only toward the school’s team. Cheers or yells with degrading opponent implications and profanity will not be allowed.
If outside paraphernalia is brought into the facility, schools may be billed for any additional clean-up costs.
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”), also known as drones, is prohibited for any purpose by any persons at WIAA tournament venues. Tournament management shall refuse admission or entry to anyone attempting to use a UAV; and if necessary, tournament management shall remove anyone attempting to use a UAV and/or confiscate the UAV until the event has been completed.
For purposes of this policy, a UAV is any aircraft without a human pilot aboard the device.
An exception to this policy may be made in specific cases for WIAA broadcast partners, provided the management of the tournament facility permits the presence of UAVs for broadcast purposes under the control of the WIAA.
Face painting may be allowed depending upon local school district policies and the tournament site/facility.
Only a student costumed mascot, designated by the principal, is permissible.
Tournament sponsors, broadcast media coverage, official school banners and hand held signs that are positive and directed only toward the school’s team are permitted. Run through signs are not permitted.
Standing for prolonged lengths of time may be permissible at WIAA-sponsored athletic events, depending upon the tournament site/facility.
Participants are encouraged to pre-order state event merchandise at www.RushTeamApparel.com beginning Saturday, November 9th, at 6pm. Garments available for pre-order are sweatshirt, t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt and sweatpants. The deadline to pre-order will be on Tuesday, November 12th, at noon. Merchandise will be available for pick up at the Rush Team Apparel booth, the first morning of your tournament. When inputting the pre-order, the user will be prompted to choose an event location. This is mandatory before moving further. An address is also needed, even though merchandise will be picked up on site, for billing purposes on the website. Please note there are no shipping charges for pre-orders.
Additional items are available at each event site with price points ranging from $21 - $66. Post event orders will also be available at www.RushTeamApparel.com.
Team and action photographs (www.4nsp.com) and souvenir programs (wiaa.com) will be on sale throughout the tournament.