CHICAGO, IL – The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) has announced that this fall, representatives will be hitting the work for its 3rd Annual HBCU Football Tour in support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) football teams and its Division of Recruitment will join in on certain days to assist recruiting for HBCU’s.

Last year’s tour featured a visit to Lincoln University – Missouri, Chicago Football Classic, Central State University, and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff during football season. The Division of Recruitment joint in on the Chicago Football Classic by participating in its college fair providing students with important information about attending college and what does the HBCU experience looks like once you step foot on campus.

Volunteer recruiter, Tasha Brown, talking to students about attending college and what the HBCU experience is all about at the 2017 Chicago Football Classic College & Career Fair.

“This initiative that HCF takes part in implementing is what we try to achieve within our mission and supporting the significance. We also thrive to go out and about of our office as well as the Chicago area to make sure that individuals can experience our organization and know that outreach is a key factor in the quest of campaigning for our nation jewels, our historically black colleges,” said Demetrius Johnson, Jr., President and CEO at HBCU Campaign Fund.

“We look forward to meeting students to encourage them to choose HBCU, which is our motto at HCF. We also hope to inspire, and meet our HBCU community as well as our supporters who follow our social media handles,” he continued. “This tour is meant to bring empowerment to our HBCU’s, and to make sure that the names of these institutions are known to the unknown.”

This year’s tour has expanded both on the football and recruitment perspective sides. Check out the confirmed schedule below.

2018 HBCU Football Tour 2018 Recruitment Fair Tour
Sept 1 – Lincoln University vs Lane College, Memphis, TN

Sept. 7 – Southern Heritage Classic, Memphis, TN

Sept. 22 – Chicago Football Classic, Chicago, IL

Sept. 29 – UAPB vs. FIU, Miami, Fla

Nov. 3 – FVSU vs. Albany State, Columbus, GA

Nov. 24 – Grambling Univ. vs. Southern Univ., New Orleans, LA

Sept. 6 – SHC College & Career Fair

Sept. 22 – CFC College & Career Fair

More dates are still too be confirmed. All dates are subject for cancellation and may or may not be rescheduled.

If you would like to add your HBCU to the upcoming football tour schedule, click here or if you would like HCF’s Division of Recruitment participation at a upcoming college fair, email your request to

To make a donation in assisting the organization in traveling this fall, via our website here or click below:

View photos from last year’s football and recruitment tour below.

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