The New York Urban League Football Classic! (Morgan State University vs Howard University)

New York Urban League

On September 24 at MetLife Stadium the New York Urban League (NYUL) will be holding its 43rd Annual Football Classic pitting Morgan State University against Howard University!

This past week I was invited to an event at MetLife Stadium by Nkrumah Pierre that he was hosting with the New York Urban League.

The dual purpose was to highlight the work the that the NYUL does throughout New York City and to promote the NYUL Football Classic being held September 24, 2016 for the 43rd year!

NYUL Football Classic

I was extremely impressed both by the depth and breadth of the people in attendance along with the incredible passion of NYUL President Arva Rice and Director of Special Events Khalilah Bates when they spoke about the NYUL and its mission to ‘enable African Americans and other underserved ethnic communities to secure a first-class education and economic self-reliance…’

For anyone who is unfamiliar with the New York Urban League and the work that it does visit its website here to learn more.

The 43rd Annual New York Urban League Football Classic

‘The 43rd Annual NYUL Football Classic will take place on September 24, 2016 at MetLife Stadium. This year’s Classic will feature Howard University vs Morgan State University. Their football teams and marching bands will battle it out at MetLife Stadium in true HBCU fashion! The Football Classic benefits the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship Fund and the educational programs of the New York Urban League…

…Since its inception, proceeds from the game have helped to leverage over $20 million in Whitney M. Young, Jr. Educational Scholarships awarded to nearly 4,000 college bound students. Whitney M. Young, Jr. who the scholarship was named after, was President of the National Urban League…’

And finally, after listening to people speak about past game days, the game itself and the non-football events that will be taking place, it sounds like it will be a fantastic time!

To learn more about the Football Classic and the various ways that you or your company can participate, visit the website here.

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