The 24th Annual Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic is set to continue the history of great football and a weekend of family fun in Atlanta. Here are five interesting facts you should know about the event.
The Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic is one of the nation’s largest Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) football games and one of the biggest recurring sporting events in Georgia. The iconic HBCU event pits the Florida A&M University Rattlers against the Southern University-Baton Rouge Jaguars on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3:30 p.m. at the Georgia Dome.
The first-ever Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic Day Party will be hosted on the Club Level of the Georgia Dome kicking off at 2:30 p.m. and running throughout the game. Fans can attend the Day Party by purchasing a Club level ticket (prices start at $30). DJs will be on the concourse spinning your favorite old school and new school beats and you know there will be some celebrities attending this Day Party.
Doug E. Fresh, “The original human beatbox” – will headline and produce the halftime show of the 24th annual Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic to be themed “One Love. One Music. One Culture” with performances from Chaka Khan, Future and the Southern University Marching Band, the Human Jukebox.
Tickets are now on sale at www.atlantafootballclassic.com, the Georgia Dome ticket office, www.ticketmaster.com or at the participating schools’ ticket offices. Ranging from $10 to $50, the affordable ticket prices ensure fans can enjoy the game and musical entertainment with money left over for food and merchandise.
The Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic has raised more than $3 million during the past six years to fund the organization’s post-secondary preparation and tuition assistance program for at-risk youth, Project Success, and almost $6 million in contributions for the participating universities. Project Success, created by the 100 Black Men of Atlanta in 1987, helps to prepare Atlanta Public Schools’ students to successfully graduate from high school and helps to prepare them for post-secondary education. The mentoring program encourages urban youth to be self-motivated and confident while emphasizing the importance of a strong work ethic.
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