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Opponents Announced for 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Challenge Powered by the Mobile Sports Authority

29 Apr, 2020


Football fans, get ready for a challenge that will undoubtedly be one for the books. The 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Challenge Powered by the Mobile Sports Authority will be held September 19, 2020 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, as jointly announced today by officials with the Gulf Coast Challenge (GCC) and the Mobile Sports Authority (MSA). The event follows the success of the previous two GCC football games pitting teams from two Historically Black Colleges and University's (HBCU's) in a classic-style format. The 2020 game will feature the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers hosting the Miles College Golden Bears in a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) showdown. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 PM.

This will be only the seventh time in their more than 100 years playing football the two universities have met on the football field with the series tied at three. Both teams boast deep fan bases that will join them in Mobile for a game that is truly shaping the future of the athletic brand along the Gulf Coast.

"When we first started this challenge, it was always our hope that each year this game would get bigger and better," GCC Executive Director Tim Hale said. "This year we will bring two of the biggest Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference powerhouses to Mobile introducing fans to everything this great city has to offer."

The annual challenge will begin long before both teams take the field as events are being planned to spark both community and fan engagement. Beginning this month and continuing through gameday, events will be rolled out to create brand awareness and excitement. Organizers anticipate this attention to both fan bases will provide an even greater experience for those visiting the Mobile area.

"We're very excited to be hosting another big football weekend in Mobile this fall. This will be the 5th year that HBCU football has returned to Mobile and we expect alumni and fans of both colleges will head to Mobile and enjoy another fun-filled week of events," stated Danny Corte, Executive Director of the Mobile Sports Authority.

For more information, please visit www.thegulfcoastchallenge.com or call (251) 281-8202.

About The Gulf Coast Challenge: The Gulf Coast Challenge, "the Ultimate HBCU Experience" was created to enhance the exposure of Historically Black Colleges & Universities in this enriched community. The event highlights the community's exclusive interest in HBCUs and the roles that they play in educating aspiring professionals & developing our future leaders. The Gulf Coast Challenge will attract thousands of fans, alumni, school members and family members from these respected communities. This event also has a goal to raise scholarships funds for the participating schools for years to come. Doing so will help to support the knowledge and experience offered by the discipline, commitment and dedication it takes to be a Historically Black College & University student. Fans and alumni from both institutions will be hosted in Mobile for the love of the game, the passion for their team, the fellowship of the alumni and the untapped fun of this flavorful city.

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 which attract visitors to the Mobile area. MSA is the main point of contact for sports and sports-related activities for the Mobile County area. For more information on MSA, please visit www.mobilesportsauthority.com.

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