The Inaugural Gulf Coast Challenge HBCU Football Game Announced
Feb 2, 2018
AL - The inaugural “Gulf Coast Challenge Powered by the Mobile Sports
Authority” football game will be held on September 22, 2018 at Ladd-Peebles
Stadium, it was jointly announced today by officials of the Gulf Coast
Challenge (GCC) and the Mobile Sports Authority (MSA). The inaugural game will
feature the Alabama A&M University Bulldogs hosting the Southern University
Jaguars in a Southwest Athletic Conference showdown. Kickoff is scheduled for 4
PM. It’s expected that thousands of
students, alumni, and football fans will be in attendance for several days of
tailgating, entertainment, fun, food, and action.
Football is a huge event and having the opportunity to host two of the largest
HBCU Football teams in the South speaks volumes for our city. The Gulf Coast
Challenge will add to the many attractions that Mobile already has to boast
about as football fans flock to the City to partake in the events for that week,”
said Tim Hale, Executive Director of the GCC.
are very excited to be hosting another HBCU-football weekend in Mobile this
fall. With the excitement that both Southern University and Alabama A&M
will bring, we expect this event to be one in which fans of both schools will
not want to miss as we’re putting together a fun-filled weekend of events for
all to enjoy,” stated Danny Corte, Executive Director of the Mobile Sports
is slated to begin the morning of game day leading up to the kickoff at 4 PM.
The game will be preceded by a week of festivities to include a Kickoff Party
in the Park, College and Career Fair, Pep Rally, and the GCC Parade. There will
also be events for Alumni and Dignitaries to attend. Details will follow soon about
those events. Tickets for all events are available at various ticket outlets and sales will open in early April.
Please visit our website www.thegulfcoastchallenge.com or call 251-281-8202 for more information.
In addition to launching the Gulf Coast Challenge Powered by the Mobile Sports Authority, Mobile was introduced to their mascot, "Mardi", today. Mardi will be seen at various events around town in the near future as the game draws near.
About the Gulf Coast Challenge: As the mission of the GCC, it is vital that the lives
of people be enriched by providing cultural events and entertainment in a way
that will promote engagement, education, and unity within our communities. The
Gulf Coast Challenge, through various sports activities, aims to present
opportunities for people to participate in sports activities beyond a local
level, which will instill pride and appreciation for our communities, while
promoting respect for other communities. A portion of the proceeds will be
donated for various scholarships.
About the Mobile Sports Authority
The Mobile Sports
Authority (MSA) is a non-profit sports commission formed in 2008 by the Mobile
County Commission. The main mission is to create a positive economic and public
relations impact for Mobile County, the City of Mobile, and the region through
attracting, hosting, managing and supporting sporting events. MSA is the main
point of contact for sports and sports-related activities for the Mobile County
area. For more information on MSA,
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