Youth Ticket Sponsorship

Each year IBE strives to exemplify the visibility of HBCU’s, and this year will be no different. To date, over $5 million dollars in scholarships have been provided to Indiana students since 1984. We could not make this happen without community supporters like YOU! Help us continue to provide educational impact within the communities we serve.

The 39th Anniversary Circle City Classic® will feature the Mississippi Valley State University Delta Devils against the North Carolina Central University Eagles, Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 3:00 PM EST. at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis will once again host a signature cultural event that showcases the spirit and energy of historically black colleges and universities while providing scholarships to Indiana high school students.

Before the football game, The Classic will host its Education Day Party (a party with a twist) as part of its Education Day College Fair, a powerful educational experience designed to motivate African-American youth to improve their educational outcomes.  Specifically, our Education Day opens the door of opportunity for our youth, helping them gain important insights regarding academic programs and majors at various colleges. The main objective of the day is to encourage, support, and motivate middle and high school students to pursue post-secondary education.

Each ticket provided to our youth allows them access to both the Education Day College Fair and the Circle City Classic®. The greater the attendance, the greater the number of scholarships that are provided to Hoosier high school students as the proceeds benefit the Circle City Classic® Scholarship Fund. Support our youth by completing the Youth Ticket Sponsorship Contribution Form below.

For additional information on this program, please contact Katrina Ownes,

Youth Ticket Sponsorship Form

For additional information on how to sponsor a ticket block for our community’s youth, please contact Matt White,