The first annual Frederick Douglass HBCU Football Classic between Central State and Albany State Universities honors the legacy of Frederick Douglass while celebrating sportsmanship, cultural richness, and educational excellence, marking a significant milestone in our community’s commitment to our youth.

The Frederick Douglass HBCU Football Classic represents a pioneering mission to nurture community engagement and bolster public safety in Rochester. Inspired by the timeless wisdom of Frederick Douglass, whose words, “It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men,” resonate deeply, the football classic and weekend activities underscore the paramount importance of investing in youth education and empowerment.

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024

Time: Tailgate Party 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM – The Classic Game 1:00 PM

Where: Rochester Community Sports Complex 560 Oak Street | Rochester, NY 14608

Sponsorship Opportunities Available: Click here to download the marketing booklet for more information