LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 1, 2012) -- The 7th annual Delta Classic 4 Literacy aims to raise awareness about literacy improvement needs in the Delta region of the south.
Originally created by Dr. Fitz Hill as the Literacy Classic while he was Head Coach of the San Jose State Spartans, the event has moved to Little Rock as the Delta Classic.
The 2012 classic event will be the seventh of an annual series of football games to be played between historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
The Delta Classic 4 Literacy game between the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Langston University kicks off at War Memorial Stadium today, September 1 at 5 p.m. Gates open at 3.
Before the game, there will be a parade starting at Central High at 9 a.m. that will lead everyone over to War Memorial for a tailgate party.
Tickets for general admission are $25, reserved for $35 and $20 for students. You can purchase tickets at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock, UAPB in Pine Bluff and Record Rack in Pine Bluff.
Since 2006, $55,000 from the Delta Classic 4 Literacy has been donated to Arkansas Literacy Councils. The ALC Board of Directors has made grants to the following Delta councils to improve literacy in the area: Chicot County Literacy Council (also serves Ashley County), Literacy League of Craighead County (also serves Greene and Poinsett Counties), Literacy Council of Independence County (also serves Fulton and Sharp Counties), Ouachita-Calhoun Counties Literacy Council (also serves Dallas County), Philips County Literacy Council, Prairie County Literacy Council, Randolph County Literacy Council, Literacy Council of St. Francis County (also serving Cross and Lee Counties), and Woodruff County Literacy Council.
(Source: Delta Classic 4 Literacy)