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Chicago Football Classic
Get ready for some football! The Chicago Football Classic (CFC) returns to Soldier Field for a matchup between the Central State Marauders and Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils. This year’s CFC marks the return of the game after a three-year hiatus and its 25th anniversary. Three key Chicagoans who helped start the game back in 1997 will be honored as part of the anniversary: former President of the Chicago Board of Education Michael Scott, former Mayor of Chicago Richard M. Daley and President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Toni Preckwinkle.
Most importantly, over $300,000 in scholarships have been committed to 20 students across Chicagoland attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The CFC truly is more than just a game.
Tickets for this year’s Chicago Football Classic are on sale now!
Fans can also purchase tickets in-person at Midway Wholesalers, 773-874-8000 X4025 (41 W. 84th Street, Chicago, IL 60620) and Riteway Huggins Construction at 773-734-1600 (1030 E. 87th Street, Chicago, IL 60619). Tune in to watch the game on Saturday, September 2 at 3:00 p.m. CST on WGN and HBCU GO.
The Chicago Football Classic, Inc. (CFC) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to inspire African-American high school and college students through support for programs, initiatives, and events that increase awareness of opportunities to achieve educational excellence. CFC events influence students and parents to consider the rich academic and cultural opportunities offered by Historically Black Colleges and Universities.