Black College Football fanatics are sure to enjoy the annual tradition of attending the 2012 Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic. This trademark event in the state of Georgia is one of the nation’s largest Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) football games. This year’s 24th annual classic will feature rivals Florida A&M University versus Southern University.
The Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic tradition is not just a football game, but also a community outreach and fundraising initiative by the 100 Black Men of Atlanta. The proceeds will benefit Project Success, which helps prepare Atlanta Public Schools’ students to successfully graduate from high school and prepare them for post-secondary education. This initiative supports school programs and at the same time provides financial assistance to students in the form of scholarships. Proceeds will also benefit the participating universities. Everybody is invited to watch the game on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Georgia Dome with the kickoff to start at 3:30 pm.
WHAT TO EXPECT
In addition to the football game, there will be a 2012 Youth Symposium Presented by McDonald’s which features Boys to Men Male Empowerment Seminar on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at B.E.S.T Academy High School. The program aims to encourage intellectual exchange among participants especially in the educational, emotional, and life skills aspects of African-American males from all walks of life. Further, it also aims to develop camaraderie and strong relationship between the younger and older African-American male members of society.
The 100 Classic Robotics Showcase and Invitational
Another exciting activity awaits you on Friday, September 28, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Georgia Power features 100 Classic Robotics Showcase and Invitational at the Georgia World Congress Center, Building B, Hall B-1. This activity celebrates the 10 new Robotics Teams during the “Summer of Invention and Innovation” of the 100 Black men of Atlanta 2012. This activity aims to develop the skills of students and coaches on areas such as FIRST Tech, FIRST Robotics, and VEX Challenge Program.
Celebrate Health Celebrate Living Fair
Abbott Laboratories will also present Celebrate Health Celebrate Living Fair at the Fan Experience, Orange Lot, Georgia Dome on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Fair aims to inform, educate, and at the same time motivate participants regarding healthy and productive living.
Parade of Excellence
Another activity to look forward to is Kia’s Parade of Excellence, which will start at Peachtree St. and Ralph McGill Boulevard on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This activity is also co-sponsored by Toshiba Business Solutions. The highlight of the parade is the honoring of middle and high school students who excelled in the field of education.
Senior and junior high school students interested in going to college will also enjoy the College Fair at Georgia World Congress Center in Building B and Hall B1 on Saturday, September 29, 2012 which opens from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities will be answering all queries for free. If interested, make sure to bring along a copy of your test scores such as those in the ACT or SAT.
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.atlantafootballclassic.com.