HBCU Basketball All-Star Games Coming to Greensboro Coliseum | Sports News


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GREENSBORO – The first Carolina HBCU All-Star basketball games, presented by Champion, will be played Saturday, April 23 at Greensboro Coliseum.

The games will feature seniors from all 14 historically black colleges and universities in the Carolinas, including NC A&T, Winston-Salem State, Johnson C. Smith, SC State and Claflin. Players will also participate in community engagement events beginning April 22 with “Ladies First,” a basketball clinic for young Triad girls.

Game day will begin with a community tailgate at 10 a.m. in the Colosseum parking lot, followed by the HBCU Women’s All-Star Game at 2 p.m. and the HBCU Men’s All-Star Game at 4:30 p.m. Tickets with reserved seating, priced at $20 $, $30, and $50 (short side), go on sale Friday at Ticketmaster.

The community tailgate will feature games and vendors, accompanied by HBCU drumlines inside the Colosseum parking lot. The Champion Presenting Partner will be represented.

“We are thrilled to support the HBCU All-Star Game,” said John Shumate, Vice President/Brand Marketing of Champion. “Champion is on a mission to celebrate talented athletes who are working hard but may not be getting the recognition they deserve. We want to give these athletes the attention and praise they deserve, and these games stars really highlight the best athletes in any sport.

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The 2022 Carolina HBCU All-Star Game is produced by The Leon Frank Agency, a collegiate marketing company based on the HBCU culture-focused triad with events including the HBCU Tailgate Tour and Duke’s Mayo HBCU Classic in Charlotte, a game football that will match A&T with NC Central on Sept. 3.

Contact Joe Sirera at 336-373-7034 and follow @JoeSireraSports on Twitter.

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