Memphis – Building Blocks Mentoring Program has assembled six high caliber college basketball teams for the Second Annual Memphis HBCU Basketball Classic. The classic will provide a platform for these student-athletes to showcase their athletic talents in front of a Memphis audience and bring awareness about the history and legacy of HBCUs. The classic will also bring awareness to childhood obesity in Memphis.
The event will run from November 16 through November 24, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee. The classic will begin Friday, November 16, with a Job Fair. That night will end with HBCU and Greek Alumni Mixer. On November 17, the College Fair will take place at the Whitehaven YMCA. The games will be played on Friday November 23rd and 24th at Southwest Tennessee Community College. On the day of games fans will have the opportunity to enjoy the Fan Fest which will consist of vendors, food and music. On the morning of Saturday November 24th, Youth Physical Fitness activities will take place, with a focus on being fit and eating healthy. The Classic weekend will end with a Classic 80s party with Roxanne Shante and Kurtis Blow at Hard Rock Café Memphis.
Taking the court in the classic are the following schools: Concordia College, Southern University of New Orleans, Texas College, Wiley College and Xavier University.