COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The longest running historical football classic in the country is getting ready to kick off its eightieth year.
The Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic has been played since 1935 in Columbus, GA.
This year will feature more events than any other, including two concerts, a step show, and a chairman's brunch honoring the chair emeritus Retired Colonel James Jackson, who served more than 25 years on the Classic's board.
Additionally, there will be an Official Old School New School Party hosted by iHeart Radio.
Proceeds from the party, game, and other events will go toward student scholarships.
"Historical Black Colleges are struggling right now and they need all the support we can and this particular game weekend provides significant support financially to the school," said Douglass Troutman, who serves as Vice Chairman and Executive Director for the Classic "And as I mentioned previously, that what we want to try to be able to do is help the kids to try to get in school, for those who in school to stay in school, and for those who are trying to graduate to get out of school."
Pre-game festivities begin Friday, Oct. 9, and the game kicks off Saturday, October 10 at 2 p.m. at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium.
Here is a list of activities highlighted for the weekend:
- Band-Step Show & Rap Concert – Friday, Oct. 9 at the Columbus Civic Center
- Classic Parade: Saturday, Oct. 10 @ Broad & Dillingham St – Parade begins at 9 a.m.
- Classic Post Game Concert featuring, featuring 2 Chainz.
For more information visit their official website at this link.