This weekend, Downtown Atlanta was jam packed with fans that traveled from all over the country to witness South Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T battle for victory inside of the Georgia Dome. There was so much going on this past weekend from college fairs, seminars, and a slew of actities that included appearances by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rapper Ludacris, 2Chainz, and baseball icon Hank Aaron.
I want to thank the 100 Black Men of Atlanta for first of all being such a gracious host, providing myself and staff sideline tickets, and executing an overall wonderful event.
South Carolina State University Drum Majors
Ludacris, his mother, and LeToya Luckett
North Carolina A&T Aggies Cheerleaders
South Carolina State University Marching Band
About the Atlanta Football Classic
First organized by the 100 Black Men of Atlanta in 1992, the Atlanta Football Classic has evolved into the second largest recurring college sporting event in Georgia. Culminating in the largest attended HBCU Classic game between rival programs, complete with a full marching band showdown, the Classic’s weekend agenda of events includes a robotics invitational; a collegiate symposium; health and college fairs; the Parade of Excellence and much, more. Bringing 150,000 visitors into the city, the Atlanta Football Classic generates nearly $30M in Georgia’s economy each year and has a permanent exhibit located in the Georgia Dome, commemorating its success. For more information visit 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 African American volunteer organizations focused on education, enrichment and empowerment. The organization’s community work is performed through its flagship program, Project Success, a mentoring and academic support initiative with the following components: The 100 Academy (Saturday School), Mentoring, the 100 Resource Learning Center (100 RLC), the Collegiate 100, The Best Academy at Benjamin S. Carson, the Project Success Robotics Alliance, Family & Youth Empowerment Programs and Health & Wellness Initiatives. To learn more about Project Success, to volunteer, become a sponsor or make a donation visit www.100blackmen-atlanta.org.