Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic Offers Tickets at Reduced Prices

2008-07-18 09:00:00

Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic Offers Tickets at Reduced Prices

    Spectators now can experience this 20-year-old Atlanta tradition for

prices starting at just $10



    ATLANTA, July 18 /EMWNews/ -- 100 Black Men of Atlanta,

Inc., presenters of the Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic, announced

today that tickets to its annual football game will be sold at reduced

prices. The annual game, between rivals Tennessee State and Florida A&M

universities, will take place September 27, 2008 at 4:00pm EDT in the

Georgia Dome and tickets will start at just $10.



    This year marks the 20th anniversary of "The Classic," presented by the

100 Black Men of Atlanta. Under the new theme "History Happens Here. Play

Your Part." a full suite of events - from September 24-27 - promises to

offer something for everyone, including a family-friendly parade

celebrating Georgia's academic scholars, job, college and health fairs, a

step show and the famed Tennessee State and Florida A&M halftime show

featuring the schools' award-winning marching bands.



    "We recognize that the state of the economy has everyone looking for

fun and cost-efficient ways to entertain themselves and their families.

That's why we've worked with our sponsors to keep the ticket prices low -

comparable to what you would pay for an evening at the movies," stated the

100 Black Men of Atlanta Chief Executive Officer John Grant.



    This traditional rivalry football game between two Division I

historically black college and university (HBCU) teams, Florida A&M

University (FAMU) and Tennessee State University (TSU), is on its way to

becoming the most recognized event in black college football and the

nation's most anticipated and enjoyable HBCU classic game. Based on an

intense opposition between two schools that goes as far back as 1944, this

riveting game attracts tens of thousands of fans each year



    Tickets are already being sold at all Ticketmaster outlets, at the

participating schools, and through the 100 Black Men of Atlanta. As this

will be the 20th Anniversary of the Bank of America Atlanta Football

Classic, the 100 Black Men of Atlanta expect the game to sell out in

advance. The classic rivalry lives on, and on September 27, 2008 the games

will begin.



    About the Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic



    A week-long celebration of excellence in Atlanta that culminates in a

sold-out college football game, The Bank of America Atlanta Football

Classic is the largest of 100 Black Men of Atlanta's fundraising

activities. The Classic pits longtime rivals, Tennessee State University

and Florida A&M University against one another in a classic gridiron match

and includes a Friday-night step show as well as a full, half-time Battle

of the Bands. Additional programs include a Town Hall Meeting on

African-American Health Issues, a Collegiate 100 Symposium, a health fair,

a job fair, a college fair and a Parade of Excellence right down Peachtree

Street. As the second largest recurring college sporting event in Georgia,

The Classic now has a permanent exhibit located in the Georgia Dome

commemorating its success. Aetna, Allstate, The Atlanta

Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Life Financial Group, Coors, Delta, Ford,

Georgia Power, MARTA, McDonald's, Russell Corp, Tyson Foods, and UPS join

title sponsor Bank of America to make this event possible. These events

have raised more than $2.6M for Project Success and almost $7M in

contributions for the participating universities. The Bank of America

Atlanta Football Classic is available on the World Wide Web at

http://www.atlantafootballclassic.com.



    About 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.



    The mission of 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. is to provide support and

improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly

African-American youth, in the Atlanta community. The 100 is one of the

city's strongest, most self reliant African-American volunteer

organizations focused on education, enrichment and empowerment. The

organization's primary programs are Project Success, a mentoring and

academic support initiative; and the Family and Youth Empowerment Program,

a homeownership program for parents of students participating in Project

Success.





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