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ESPN Monday Night Football Analyst Jon Gruden to Serve as Master of Ceremonies for Black College Football Hall of Fame Inaugural Enshrinement Ceremony
October 15, 2009 (Atlanta, GA) – The Black College Football Hall of Fame today announced that ESPN Monday Night Football Analyst Jon Gruden will serve as Master of Ceremonies for its Inaugural Enshrinement Ceremony on February 20, 2010, in conjunction with Black History Month. The event will be held from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. at The Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta, GA
(75 Fourteenth St. NE). The Four Seasons has joined as the first Platinum Sponsor of the Enshrinement Ceremony.
The Black College Football Hall of Fame was established earlier this month by football pioneer quarterbacks Pro Bowl MVP James "Shack" Harris and Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams to honor the greatest football players and coaches from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Statesman Andrew Young will serve as an Honorary Chairman for the Enshrinement Ceremony. A total of eight individuals will be inducted in the inaugural class -- seven players and/or coaches, plus one contributor. A Selection Committee has been formed comprised of prominent journalists and football executives. Sponsorship and ticket information is available online atwww.BlackCollegeFootballHOF.org.
The Black College Football Hall of Fame is sponsored by The Shack Harris & Doug Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization.