2019 Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic

On September 1st, the first annual Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic will be played in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The game features Alabama A&M University vs. Morehouse College that will be the culmination of a weekend packed with all the experiences that a “classic” has to offer:  Marching Bands live performance; tailgating; a concert featuring Morris Day and the Time; Drum Line show; Dance Competition; golf tournament; VIP Reception and other local events.

The Black College Football Hall of Fame was founded in 2009 by African-American pioneers, quarterbacks James Harris and Doug Williams to preserve the history and honor the greatest football players, coaches and contributors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

This Classic is a way to help fund a permanent Black College Football Hall of Fame within the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum, as well as provide the residents of northeast Ohio an opportunity to learn and experience the culture of HBCUs.

The majority of the events held during the Classic Weekend will be organized and run by local volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, we would love to have you! See the information below on how to join this exciting volunteer group and help make the 2019 Classic Weekend a weekend to remember.


Volunteer Committee Descriptions:  Click Here to review a list of the ten committees and a brief description of each.

Volunteer Application:  Complete the Volunteer Application below and hit the “SUBMIT” button at the bottom. Once your application has been received, you will be contacted about placing you on a committee.

Please indicate which committee(s) you would prefer to be placed on. We will make every effort to place you on the committee of your choice, however, there is no guarantee as to which committee you will be assigned. Please remember that every committee is equally important to the success of the 2019 Classic.

*Please scroll all the way down to the bottom of the application