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HBCU Connect spoke with Steve Hogan, Executive Director for Florida Citrus Sports. Florida Citrus puts on the Florida Classic game where Bethune Cookman University and Florida A&M University duke it out every year. Mr. Hogan anticipates a great event this year for alumni, students and fans.

“The Florida Classic is a family affair and a (Reunion) for alumni and students.”, states Mr. Hogan. “There are many exciting things going on all week long”. From Steve Harvey broadcasting his ‘Steve Harvey Morning Show’ live to the famous Battle of Bands and much more this year’s 30th Anniversary celebration will be just that a celebration!

Keynote events:

Friday, Nov. 20 - 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Steve Harvey Morning Show - Live Broadcast

Friday, Nov. 20-- Noon
Florida Classic Kickoff Luncheon presented by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida

Friday, Nov. 20 -- 6:00 p.m
Florida Classic Alumni Reception

Friday, Nov. 20 -- 7:00 p.m.
Battle of the Bands

Saturday, Nov. 21 -- 9:30 a.m.
State Farm FanFare

Saturday, Nov. 21 -- 2:00 p.m.
Florida Classic

Though facilitated by Florida Citrus Sports both schools benefit directly from the game/event. “We manage and operate the game but the schools own the rights and all proceeds go towards scholarships at Bethune Cookman and Florida A&M”, commented Mr. Hogan.

With the Florida Classic being two weeks away Mr. Hogan feels fans will love all the sunny hospitality that the sunshine state has to offer.
“We are all about pride in Orlando and hope everyone has a great time!”

For more information about any official Florida Classic events, please contact Florida Citrus Sports at 407.423.2476. Or to purchase tickets go to www.floridaclassic.org for everything related to Florida Classic.

About Florida Citrus Sports:

Florida Citrus Sports is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to increasing community spirit and pride, promoting tourism, stimulating economic development and ultimately benefiting charities, educational institutions and the quality of life in Central Florida through its four signature events: The Capital One Bowl, the Champs Sports Bowl, the Spherion Orlando Citrus Parade and the OUC Half Marathon and 5K.

Go to: www.fcsports.com for more information about Florida Citrus Sports
Posted By: Jehan Bunch
Friday, November 6th 2009 at 12:59PM
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