“HBCU All-Stars LLC is proud announce “The First Ever HBCU All-Star Game Experience (HBCU-AGE)” in Atlanta, GA at Morehouse College Forbes Arena. HBCU-AGE will showcase our hard-working and talented men’s basketball student-athletes and brilliant coaches from the MEAC, SWAC, CIAA, SIAC, Tennessee State & Hampton University. The game is scheduled for Friday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm. At the request of the Women’s Basketball Working Group and their Final Four in New Orleans, we will only focus on the men’s side for the 2020 HBCU All-Star Game Experience and revisit hosting both events for next year.
As a former NCAA Division I & II Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Fort Valley & Tennessee State University, I love everything about our HBCU culture and take great pride in diversity and inclusion! HBCU-AGE is really investing in “bringing positive exposure and recognition” to our very deserving student-athletes and hard-working coaches, who have been overlooked in the past, and presently in today’s challenging and racially divisive society. HBCU-AGE has a “caring vision” in place and looking forward to being the “game changer” needed for our great game of basketball. This is going to be an amazing, impactful, and life-changing moment for all of our ambitious HBCU student-athletes and brilliant coaches in the (SWAC, MEAC, CIAA, SIAC, Tennessee State & Hampton University).
Since October 2019, HBCU All-Stars LLC has been working extremely hard to “Bring our Vision and Dream to Reality”. We are creating the true “All-Star Game Experience & Exposure Opportunities” for HBCU student-athletes, providing a “College Admission Fair” to local high school students in the metro area of Atlanta, and state of Georgia, investing in youth and charitable organizations, and giving back to the west side communities in the Atlanta area.
There are over 107 HBCU’s around the country with more than 228,000 students currently enrolled and millions of alumni across the country. The representation of our schools during the Final Four has been overlooked and we feel we have an inaugural event that will be a huge part of “College Basketball Biggest Stage”.
History continues to show us that our proud HBCU’s are still not getting their proper recognition, respect, and exposure that other traditional predominantly white institutions receive, as well as fair share of financial support that we deserve from key stakeholders. Our distinguished HBCU’s must not continue this “TREND” of getting overlooked and neglected on a national platform…a sport that we truly love…our past and present African-American male student-athletes have dominated this “great” game of basketball throughout the years and proved to be the very best on all levels across the country and around the world! The time is NOW and WE” are proudly advocating in good faith, with love and passion for our HBCU’s.
We need all of our HBCU alumni, administration, fans, key supporters and stake-holders, in the local and national business, civic, and community, as well as NCAA coaches, university colleagues, and athletic administrators in HBCU’s & PWI’s here in Atlanta and across the country to join our efforts of making sure “The First Ever HBCU All-Star Game Experience” is historical and continues for years to come!
Your ticket purchase and attendance, professional input, credibility, reputation, advice, influential leadership, financial support and contacts, love for “HBCU’s, diversity, inclusion, investment in people, and bringing positive change to young people who have been overlooked in today’s challenging and racially divisive society is much needed for this worthy cause. Thanks for supporting our amazing HBCU’s, dedicated and ambitious student-athletes, and brilliant coaches from around the country!