ATLANTA, GA -- The Atlanta Football Classic, presented by 100 Black Men of Atlanta, announced the match-up for its 26th annual game. For the second consecutive year, the North Carolina A&T State University Aggies will compete against the South Carolina State University Bulldogs at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. This will be South Carolina State University's third return to the legendary game and the second appearance for North Carolina A&T State University.
Tickets are on sale now at the Georgia Dome ticket office, www.ticketmaster.com and participating schools' ticket offices. Prices range from $10 to $50. Additional details about pre-event and game day festivities are available at www.atlantafootballclassic.com.
"We are thrilled to welcome back both schools to the Georgia Dome for another year of great football and team comradery," said John Grant, CEO of 100 Black Men of Atlanta. "We are proud and fortunate to have raised millions of dollars for our Project Success program and for participating schools."
The Atlanta Football Classic is more than just a game, its Atlanta's premier entertainment experience. Week-long festivities include concerts, alumni and VIP parties, the Parade of Excellence, pre-game fan fest, Robotics Competition, Battle of the Bands halftime show, to name a few.
Annual Sponsors for the Atlanta Football Classic include Abbott, Abbvie, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, AJC, AT&T, Bonner Brothers, Coke Zero, Coors Light, Delta Air Lines, Georgia National Guard, Georgia Power, Home Depot, Kia Motors, Liquid Soul Media, , Marta, McDonald's, Rollingout.com, Sam's Club, Savoy Magazine, Upscale Magazine, U.S. Army and Walmart.
The Atlanta Football Classic is the largest fundraiser for 100 Black Men of Atlanta's mentoring, academic and scholarship program, Project Success.
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, & 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.