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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