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The HBCU Atlanta Football Classic is Back this Weekend

Atlanta, GA--  The Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic is one of the nation’s largest HBCU football games pitting long-term rivals Florida A&M University and Tennessee State against each other on the gridiron. This annual event also is the 100 Black Men of Atlanta’s largest fundraiser for its mentoring, academic support and scholarship program, Project Success.

The Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic, the fierce 22-year football rivalry between Florida A&M and Tennessee State, is coming back to Atlanta Sept. 25. Florida A&M is looking to continue their nine-game winning streak against the Tennessee State Tigers, but the Tigers have new Head Coach Rod Reed leading the pack.

More than a fierce football rivalry … a weekend of community and tradition …

Celebrating more than two decades of community and tradition, the Atlanta Football Classic offers a weekend filled with exciting and action-packed activities for everyone from the legendary Parade of Excellence which kicks off at 10 a.m. on the corner of Peachtree and Ralph McGill and features 2,000 students from the greater Atlanta area marching with their bands, dance team and color guard in honor of the annual Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic, the Coors Light Cold Zone and Pre-Game Show to the job, health, college and financial fitness fairs and the Tyson Foods Band Jamboree and McDonald’s Halftime Show. New this year, the 100 Black Men of Atlanta will bring fans the Georgia Power Classic Robotics Showcase & Invitational Friday, Sept. 24.

The city of Atlanta also benefits from the Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic as it brings more than 100,000 visitors into the city, and generates nearly $30 million in Georgia's economy each year. It even has a permanent exhibit located in the Georgia Dome commemorating its success.