SOURCE: Black Educational Events, LLC

July 15, 2008 06:00 ET

Black College Football Featuring Morehouse and Prairie View A&M Returns to L.A. for Annual Farmers Angel City Classic

Los Angeles Coliseum to Play Host to Largest Gathering of African Americans West of the Mississippi Just Weeks Before Historic 2008 Race for the White House

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - With the nation abuzz about the upcoming presidential showdown between presumptive nominees Senator John McCain (R - Arizona) and Senator Barack Obama (D - Illinois), it's no surprise that the intense fascination displayed by cable pundits and Sunday morning political shows will soon extend to the gridiron.

On Thursday, July 24th at 10 a.m. at the famed Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum a press conference will be held to officially announce the 3rd annual Angel City Football Classic (ACC) returning to Los Angeles on Saturday, September 27, 2008. Produced by Black Educational Events, LLC, this "Black Homecoming" is expected to have over 80,000 people in attendance.

With recent statistics looming concerning the national increase in the high school dropout rate among African Americans and Latinos, the historic event is designed to promote the importance of higher education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Scheduled activities include rapper and entertainer Snoop Dogg's Youth Football League, a local high school band clinic, and the highly anticipated battle of the bands featuring the Morehouse College Tigers versus the Prairie View A&M Panthers.

Some of Hollywood's biggest entertainment reporters will serve as media ambassadors for the event, with scores of A-list celebrities expected to attend festivities kicking off Thursday, September 25th. Whether it's the VIP Gala, Greek tailgate party and stepshow, or the newly added 5th Quarter music concert following the football game, there will be something for everyone.

"Farmers Insurance Group is proud to be title sponsor of the Angel City Classic, an event showcasing the academic and athletic programs at both Morehouse College and Prairie View A&M University," said Faye McClure, Farmers senior vice-president for strategic marketing. "Through our proven resources, we're devoted to helping educators and students achieve their academic goals."

In addition to celebrating wholesome family entertainment, voter registration will also be touted throughout the game. "You can feel how much excitement there is in the air about what's taking place in our country politically," said John Fleming III, Vice-President of Black Educational Events. "People want to talk about the historic relevance of this national election and we're proud that the Classic will serve as a wonderful opportunity for them to do just that. And not just folks in Los Angeles, but also those in the Bay Area, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona who will be driving and flying in that weekend. It's going to be great!"

Tickets for the event are available by calling Inglewood Tickets at (310) 671-6400 or by accessing www.inglewoodtickets.com. Information concerning dates, times, activities and important updates can be obtained by visiting the Angel City Classic website at www.angelcityclassic.com.

About Black Educational Events, LLC

The Angel City Classic is owned and produced by Black Educational Events, LLC. Founded by former Avon executive John Fleming Sr., the company was formed for the primary purpose of showcasing to the western region of the country the inspiring depth of positive minority role models enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across the country.

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