HBCU Alumni at Chicago Football Classic
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Soldier Field, Chicago, 60601
Fans, friends, and alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) held a pre-game tailgating party during the annual Chicago Football Classic at Soldier Field on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Before the game begun, hundreds of fans gathered in the south parking lots of Soldier Field to enjoy a tailgate party.
The Chicago Football Classic game between HBCU colleges Clark Atlanta and Central State was following the tailgate party. Schools like Howard University brought informational content for party goers.
Attendees brought lawn chairs, played board games, barbecued, and danced to dj music next to their parked cars. Many wore their favorite HBCU attire and clothes sporting HBCU fraternities and sororities.
Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority came to the party with a purpose. Wearing their signature colors pink and green, the AKA members talked about their “Think HBCU” campaign that encouraged HBCU enrollment high school students of color.
“Our main goal is to get students to consider attending HBCU,” said committee member Gina Miller from Chi Omega Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
Many alumni brought their children to the tailgate party. DJs, played a mix of R&B, hip hop and rap music during the afternoon event.
Tailgate is popular social event held inside parking lots of stadiums before special events like sporting events and concerts. Attendees usually barbecue, drink alcohol and dance around their vehicles.
Take a walk-through the Chicago Football Classic tailgate party.