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Lineup of Sponsors Announced for this Year's AT&T Nation's Football Classic
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Events DC today announced a lineup of sponsors for this year’s AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™. Pepsi, Wells Fargo, United States Marine Corps, Driven Golf, Dow Lohnes Sports & Entertainment, Destination DC and Marriott International join title sponsor AT&T in support of the second annual Classic weekend. The football game features Morehouse College versus Howard University on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 3:30 p.m. at RFK Stadium. Sponsorship activations include retail promotions and fan engagement.
“We are thrilled once again with the level of support from national and local sponsors for the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™,” said Erik A. Moses, managing director of Events DC’s Sports and Entertainment Division. “The group of corporate partners that have come on board to support the Classic in its second year reflects the success of last year’s inaugural event, and the attractiveness of this new annual event in our nation’s capital. The important role these sponsors play in enhancing the entire weekend of events showcases their commitment to supporting historically black colleges and universities and the black college football experience.”
Fan engagement includes the Pepsi® Fan Festival, to be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds (Lot 5) on game day. The Fan Festival will include live music, interactive games, giveaways and fun for the whole family. Additional sponsor activities will be activated throughout the free events during the weekend and the football game.
ATTNFC website: www.NationsFootballClassic.com
ATTNFC Twitter: @NationsClassic
ATTNFC Facebook: www.Facebook.com/NationsFootballClassic
Howard University website: www.howard.edu
Morehouse College website: www.morehouse.edu
Teri Washington, Events DC: (202) 494-5737
Courtney Eiland, Events DC: (202) 608-1140
Lisa Milner/ Bryant Mortimer, Swanson Communications: (202) 783-5500
About Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes the historic Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, and the non-military functions of the DC Armory. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com.
About the AT&T Nation's Football Classic™
The AT&T Nation's Football Classic™ is a black college football game held annually at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. This year, the game features Howard University against Morehouse College. Organized by Events DC, the AT&T Nation's Football Classic™ was created to celebrate the passion and tradition of the college football experience, recognize the
history of service to others by the students, faculty and alumni of historically black colleges and universities, highlight the unity of African American culture, and honor the heritage and excellence of these proud institutions. Tickets for the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™ are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, the Howard University Box Office at
Cramton Auditorium and the Morehouse College Bookstore. Seats are priced $25 to $50.