With just three weeks from the 15th annual Chicago Football Classic the Chicago Cubs were announced as the presenting sponsor of this year’s event.

The Cubs will be front and center of an event-filled weekend at Soldier Field that encourages African-American youth to achieve their personal best in school and beyond. This year’s CFC showcases a gridiron match-up between Albany State University and Kentucky State University Sept. 29 at Soldier Field.

“We are very proud to have the Chicago Cubs join our goal of highlighting education and awareness in the African-America community,” says Larry Huggins, co-founder of the CFC. “The Cubs have a very strong presence in the community and are strong advocates of promoting education. We are working with the Cubs to touch as many young people as possible.”

“The Chicago Cubs are proud to be this year’s presenting sponsor of the Chicago Football Classic,” adds Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts. “The Chicago Football Classic, like many other Historically Black College and University football classics around the country celebrates pride, heritage and education. The Cubs also champion those three values and are proud to join the organizers to help share this experience to youth and families across Chicago.”

The CFC encourages students and their families to lift the bar of excellence and achievement. Students are given a wide variety of cultural experiences and exposure to various forms of higher education and post-collegiate professional introductions. The CFC has also provided young African-American students with college workshops and introductions to scholarships and opportunities for a better education.

“We are grateful to all of our sponsors, including the Chicago Defender and Chicago Defender Charities,” adds Huggins. “It is crucial that our strong media partners help spread the word of the opportunities that lie ahead for our youth. The Defender and CDC are strong advocates for educational opportunities and the CFC weekend strives to make a difference when it comes to education in so many young lives.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, please go to http://www.chicagofootballclassic.biz.

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