Countdown To Bahamas HBCUX Classic Begins

Event Sept. 12-14, Expected To Attract Thousands

PLANTATION, Florida (August 18th, 2014) …….  The countdown has begun for the first Bahamas HBCUX Classic, an American college football game, being held at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas, September 12-14, 2014.  Thousands of persons including celebrities, sports legends, football players and fans are expected to attend the weekend festivities being hosted by The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and HBCUX Network, a new digital media network formed to showcase the unique and diverse ‘xperience’ at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s).

The planned activities include a NCAA Division One Football game between Central State University (CSU) and Texas Southern University (TSU), a star studded tailgate concert featuring The Bahamas’ hottest recording artists as well as other internationally known Caribbean and American soca, calypso, hip hop and R&B musicians.  CSU’s   Invincible Marching Marauders band and TSU’s, Ocean of Soul Band and some of The Bahamas’ award-winning bands will compete in a “battle of the bands” contest, while a freestyle Greek step show will culminate the tailgate experience.  In addition, HBCUX Network will host a celebrity golf challenge at the magnificent Ocean Club Golf course on Paradise Island.  Immediately following, the first HBCUX Classic awards will be presented to NFL legends and distinguished alumni of the respective HBCU’s. A Classic old-school party at the spectacular Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, and a college career fair and empowerment workshop with recruiters and representatives from CSU and TSU will round out the weekend activities.

Both CSU and TSU have each awarded three, full four-year academic scholarships including tuition, room and board, at their respective universities to deserving Bahamians.

The Bahamas HBCUX Classic is designed to promote academics, education, sports and entertainment, through the cultural integration and diversity of signature events between the government of The Bahamas and historically black colleges and universities. 

It is estimated that more than 400,000 students are enrolled annually at 105 HBCU’s within the United States, comprising an alumni of seven million people.

The Bahamas, known for its crystal clear waters, beautiful beaches and diverse culture shares a rich heritage with African-American diaspora and many of its high school students receive their college-level education from HBCU’s.

Tickets for the upcoming Bahamas HBCUX Classic are $25 for general admission, $50 for VIP seating and a limited number of platinum tickets are available for $100 per person.  Tickets can be purchased from the event’s box office at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium on Thompson Boulevard, telephone 325-0372 or at any of the following outlets: 

For the purchasing of group hotel packages and tickets as well as get additional information on the Bahamas HBCUX Classic visit http://www.hbcuxclassic.com or call 800-858-0011 and #Imgoing.

About The Islands Of The Bahamas

The Islands Of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone from Nassau and Paradise Island to Grand Bahama to The Abaco Islands, The Exuma Islands, Harbour Island, Long Island and others. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles with some of the world’s best scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as, shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway and provides convenience for travelers with preclearance through U.S. customs and immigration, and the Bahamian dollar at par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It’s Better in The Bahamas. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Media Contact:                

Earnestine Moxyz

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism        

(954) 236-9292