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Shaw To Take on Texas Southern in Capital City (2709 hits)

Raleigh, NC – (June 19, 2008) Shaw University, the reigning 2007 CIAA Champions, will face Texas Southern University on the gridiron in the Capital City Football Classic in Sacramento, California on Saturday, September 13th at Hughes Stadium. Game time is set for 4:05 p.m. and will be broadcast live via Comcast Sports Net. Events will begin on September 11th with the United College Action Network, Incorporated 20th Year Anniversary United Scholarship Gala.

The Capital City Football Classic is an authentic down home football game that features two premier historically black institutions, Shaw University and Texas Southern University, and a Battle of the Bands Showcase during a special halftime show. The mission of the Capital City Football Classic is to leverage the appeal of sports and entertainment to promote literacy, education, cultural diversity and raise capital resources for programs and non-profit organizations that service under served communities and at risk youth.

Dr. Clarence G. Newsome, President of Shaw University stated, “We are extremely excited about this incredible opportunity to be a part of the Capital City Football Classic and face Texas Southern; one of the premier athletic programs in the nation.

The Football Classic week will feature a variety of special events including a Spelling Bee; High School Essay contest; Multicultural Festival; Celebrity Golf Tournament; United College Action Network, Incorporated 20th Year Anniversary Scholarship Gala; Greek Step Show; Gospel Concert with Shirley Caesar (Shaw University Alum) and Yolanda Adams (Texas Southern Alum); and three HBCU College Recruitment Fairs with over 35 college representatives including Shaw University. A comprehensive website provides detailed information about the Classic and tickets for all events can be purchased online via the web at: http://www.capitalcityfootballclassic.com/.

Darrell Asberry, Head Football Coach stated, “The game will provide national exposure for the University against Texas Southern, an NCAA Division 1AA team. This will give us a great platform to showcase the level of talent that resides on our team and allow the world at-large to see the big competitive hearts and outstanding skills from the young men on our football team. Hopefully we will play well enough to be invited back next year. ”

The city is easily accessible from all directions and Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is serviced by all major airlines with 150+ incoming flights per day.

Please make plans to attend the Capital City Football Classic as the Bears take their championship run on the road to the beautiful city of Sacramento, California.
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