19th annual Chicago Football Classic kicks off Sept. 10


DONNA HODGE, Executive Director of your Chicago Football Classic during an active radio show interview.

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader

Its this time of year again not only to support Historically Black Universities (HBCUs), which graduate more Ebony students than any other institutions in america, but to accomplish this proudly while experiencing and enjoying the Chicago Football Classic.

This years Chicago Football Classic will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Soldier Field between Central State University Marauders vs. Clark Atlanta University Panthers with 3:30 p.m. when the kick-off time, as outlined by Donna Hodge, executive director within the Chicago Football Classic.

This is our 19th annual Football Classic, said Hodge. We are incredibly proud to be doing this. What needs grown is our empowerment summit during our college fair. It really is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank and Sherman Dodge. Education equals empowerment knowning that means success.

The founders on this historic game are Tim Rand, Everett Rand and Larry Huggins. Hodge said initially William Garth, person who owns the Citizen Newspaper, once was a participant nevertheless the Rand brothers and Huggins, all of whom are incredibly successful businessmen, now run it.

This is one thing the youth and city need, said Hodge likening the Chicago Football Classic to the big family reunion. It is really a successful event along the state. People come from through out.

But, it really is more than simply a football game, Hodge said. Student registration will likely be held at 9:30 a.m. You will encounter a higher fair from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, including 30 different schools and therefore are all set to donate scholarships. Hodge urged the students to subscribe and also to bring their transcripts with them.

Over the past 19 years, students have received much more than $2 million on the Chicago Football Classic fund.

There may also be a vendor marketplace, the Battle with the Highschool Bands as well as Battle of the College Bands during halftime. An automobile will be given away likewise. Hodge said a hollywood could make a look and feel but she refused to mention who that individual is.

Prior to September 10th kick-off game, Hodge said there are plenty of social events that lead as much as the game similar to the presidents reception at the South Shore Cultural Target Thursday, September 8th, a golf outing within the Flossmoor Country Club on Friday, September 9th by having an 8 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. shotgun start. She said a pep rally is also being prepared.

We want everyone to enjoy the spirit of visiting a HBCU and that is what its exactly about, said Hodge.

The doors open at 1:30 p.m. when using the kick-off moment at 3:30 p.m. To learn more go to chicagofootballclassic.biz.

Tickets are $17, $25, $35 and $45. You can get them by calling Midway Wholesalers at 773.734.1600 or Riteway Huggins Construction at 773-874-8000 Ext. 4024.

 

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