Sheryl Underwood Named Ambassador of the 46th Annual Bayou Classic
Comedian, actress and television host Sheryl Underwood has been named an ambassador of the 46th Annual Bayou Classic, taking place November 30, 2019. Best known as the co-host of the hit CBS-television-show “The Talk,” Underwood is committed to using her visibility and influence in positive ways. As founder & Chief Executive Officer of the Pack Rat Foundation for Education, Sheryl is a fervent supporter of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. She donates both time and money to support educational initiatives all across the country.
#1 HBCU Classic
The Bayou Classic, ranked as the #1 HBCU Classic in the nation, is an iconic collegiate match-up between Southern University and Grambling State University. The game takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving in the Mercedes-Benz Super dome in New Orleans. The event also features a “Battle of the Bands.”
“It is an honor and privilege to be an Ambassador for the 46th Annual Bayou Classic – the grand-daddy of all football classics,” says the comedian, film and television star. “From the very beginning we knew higher education was the key to job security and freedom. Our families wanted more for their children and HBCU’s granted their wish. The promise of financial freedom continues to guide young people to HBCU’s.”
HBCU Greek Show
Underwood will promote the Bayou Classic nationally. Over 380 affiliates of the Sheryl Underwood Radio show will support the cause. Sheryl will also promote the event during each of her upcoming media appearances. As the ambassador, Underwood will also judge the annual “Bayou Classic Greek Show.” Though a lifetime member of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority, Sheryl promises to be impartial. However, the former president of the organization’s Omicron Rho Zeta chapter, National Executive Board Chair and International Grand Basileus looks forward to watching her ladies steal the show.
The 46th Annual Bayou Classic takes place Saturday, November 30, 2019. In addition to the game, the celebration of HBCUs includes several other events. On Friday, the BizTech Challenge, Greek Show & Battle of the Bands takes place. Saturday features the Bayou Classic Parade, and Fan Festival.
Sheryl Underwood is the perfect Ambassador
“Sheryl is a savvy businesswoman, philanthropist and a multi-faceted entertainer. She is as one of the most articulate, well-informed women of our time. I am very excited to welcome Sheryl to the Bayou Classic,” said Dottie Belletto, President and CEO of NOCCI. “Sheryl brings contagious excitement to our event and the HBCU experience. This is another opportunity to present the Bayou Classic as the #1 HBCU classic in the country.”
Experience the Bayou Classic
You can “Experience the Power” of Bayou Classic by purchasing your tickets today. General admission and VIP packages are now on sale now. Join the 46th annual Bayou Classic by visiting www.MyBayouClassic.com and making your purchase today.