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ATLANTA HAS SOMETHING TO SAY

HBCU challenge

NOV. 17-18, 2023

“Celebrating Black History, Black Excellence,
and Black Cultural Experiences”

The ATL Has Something to Say HBCU Challenge will be in the heart of Atlanta and played on the beautiful campus of Morehouse College at Forbes Arena. Atlanta, a true sports town, basketball hotbed, and diverse city, is among the best places to live, work, and make a difference in communities and the world. Atlanta is home to some of the most distinguished and exclusive HBCUs, celebrities, ambassadors, influencers, alumni, faculty, staff, boosters, key stake-holders, business, civic, and government leaders, parks and recreation organizations, high schools, colleges, universities, loyal fans, and supporters.  There’s no place like ATL’s culture, music, art, entertainment, radio, television stations and personalities, and professional sports teams, and rich history. 

who

HBCU All Stars LLC

HBCU All-Stars LLC is proud to present the second annual “ATL Has Something to Say HBCU All-Stars Challenge” representing the Best in Black College Basketball from the most prestigious HBCUs in the MEAC, SWAC, CIAA, and SIAC. These premier teams have demonstrated a high level of coaching, talent, hard work, commitment, and winning in Black
College Basketball. 

what

ATL HAS SOMETHING TO SAY CHALLENGE

The “ATL Has Something to Say HBCU All-Stars Challenge” will take place at Morehouse College Forbes Arena on Friday, November 17th, and Saturday, November 18th, 2023. The event will feature exciting matchups, including the MEAC vs. SWAC Challenge, SIAC vs. CIAA Challenge, and Atlanta Public Schools Challenge. The games promise intense competition and are poised to be a celebration of Black history, excellence, and cultural experiences.

where

Morehouse College / forbes arena

Forbes Arena, Atlanta, GA 30314

when

Friday - Saturday | NOVEMBER 17-18


why

NOVEMBER 17 & 18

The “ATL Has Something to Say HBCU All-Stars Challenge” is a special event that honors Black history and culture. It also showcases the positive impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in academics. This event brings together people from Atlanta, a city with a history of Black excellence. In addition to an exciting basketball game, there will be a college fair, finance sessions, and a Social Justice Panel, all focused on education and awareness in the community. The event is also a great way to celebrate the talents of Black college basketball players and to support Black-owned businesses in Atlanta. Overall, the event aims to uplift and empower the community and promote unity.

how

Exposure. Recognition. Mentorship.

Join the “ATL Has Something to Say HBCU All-Stars Challenge” for basketball games and cultural celebrations at Morehouse College Forbes Arena organized by HBCU All-Stars LLC. Local leaders and groups will be there to make it a great experience.

FESTIVITIES & CELEBRATIONS OF HBCU CULTURE ​

weekend events

MEDIA DAY

TBD

Press Conference and Media Day for coaches and players with live up-to-date interviews and Q&A session with national media outlets.

WELCOME RECEPTION

TBD

Join us in celebrating Black History, Black Excellence, & Black Cultural Experiences with a hint of southern hospitality. Don't miss out on this opportunity to welcome our amazing teams, student-athletes, fans, alumni, legendary players & coaches of the past, and our loyal supporters.

LEGACY COURT DEDICATION

TBD

We will work in the community and help restore and revitalize a basketball court and make it a safe space & capture the spirit of the city, highlight the ATL HBCU Challenge and bring pride to the community. 

SOCIAL JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM

TBD

This “must-attend” symposium will focus on the power of HBCU sports to educate and inspire college coaches & student-athletes and promote engagement in social justice and civil rights issues. We will engage local leaders in the community and national leaders across the country in great dialogue.

community edification

TBD

Providing local vendor opportunities to be a part of this historical event with HBCU Gear, Greek paraphernalia, art, food, music, entertainment, books, etc.

STUDENT-ATHLETE
EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR

TBD

Seminar exposing middle and high school students & student-athletes, & their parents to HBCUs rich history, education, and experiences on & off campus in an intimate environment with an open dialogue panel discussion.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS FAIR

TBD

We believe in the HBCU college experience and invite youth groups, students, and families interested in learning more about college life to attend this FREE event. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about HBCUs across the country and ask important questions to get them ready for the transition from high school to college. 

Black College Experience

TBD

The ATL HBCU Challenge Experience will feature a battle of the bands & drum-Line competition, step show & Divine 9 stroll-off, dance & cheer competition, HBCU pep rally and Black Expo supporting local black owned businesses.

FINANCIAL LITERACY

TBD

Our Financial Literacy will be a key component of the HBCU Experience that aims to provide great exposure, insight and financial expertise to local high school and HBCU students, & student-athletes in attendance.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
& ENGAGEMENT

TBD

Our players and coaches will visit local elementary, middle, and high schools; YMCA; Boys & Girls Club; Big Brothers & Sisters; and other non-profit organizations in the local area to share their HBCU experiences, read to the children, & participate in fun activities.

PARTICIPATING

TEAMS

Meac

SWAC

CIAA

SIAC

Atl Public Schools

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