Today representatives from 100 Black Men of Atlanta and Bank of America officially announced the first year of a new HBCU Atlanta Football Classic rivalry to take the Georgia Dome Football Field September 24, 2011.

Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic Chairman, Bill Lamar made the announcement at this morning press conference. Florida A&M University and Southern University-Baton Rouge.  Representatives from both schools were present to delivery thoughts on the new match-up and answer concerning questions ranging from growth endeavors to battle of the band predictions.
Celebrating more than two decades of community and tradition, the Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic is one of Atlanta’s hottest annual events offering a weekend jam-packed with football, social, community and educational activities for everyone.*
Southern University representative, Head Football Coach Lyvonia “Stump” Mitchell a former NFL running back, spoke on the teams delight to participate in the tradition “This has opened more doors for recruitment and acknowledgment for Southern.”
100 Black Men of Atlanta, over the past 23 years, has generated nearly $30 million of economic impact to Atlanta annually and brings more than 100,000 visitors into the city. Proceeds from the game support 100 Black Men of Atlanta’s Project Success, the organization’s post-secondary preparation and tuition assistance program.*
We’ll see you at the Game!
Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic Representatives
Bill Lamar, Chairman
Geri Thomas, Georgia Marketing President
Florida A&M University Representatives:
Dr.James H. Ammons, President
Joe Taylor, Head Football Coach
Southern University Baton Rouge Representatives:
Kofi Lometey, Chancellor
Lyvonia “Stump” Mitchell, Head Football Coach
*Quoted from Media Advisory Press Release*

One Response

  1. Shaun Young

    This reality places a SMILE on my face. It’s a thrill to have my Alma Mater to represent in the ATL.

    Southern University A&M welcome back!

    Thanks to all involved to make the dream come true!

    Much Appreciated,
    Mrs. Shaun Young
    Graduate CLASS 1988


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