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Inaugural F.E. Whitney Classic
October 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT$10 – $30
Join us for the “Inaugural” F.E. Whitney Classic, the largest sports tourism event to take place in the Pearl City of the Pennyrile, Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, affectionately known as Hoptown. This event celebrates MEDI’s 30th Anniversary providing small business and economic development services. This will be one of the most entertaining experiences that you, your family and friends will remember for a lifetime! You do not want to miss it!
Purchase your tickets online at https://fewhitneyclassic.eventbrite.com and book your rooms today by visiting https://www.visithopkinsville.com/category/listings/stay/. Please note that the Holiday Inn of Hopkinsville will host Kentucky State University’s football team and the Best Western of Hopkinsville will host Lane College’s football team.
The “Inaugural” F.E. Whitney Classic is a collegiate football competition between the Kentucky State University Thorobreds, Frankfort, KY versus Lane College Dragons, Jackson, TN played at the Stadium of Champions on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 2 P.M., doors opening at 12 P.M. And be sure to arrive early for all the pre-game festivities: Tailgating begins at 10 A.M. and Pre-Game Events begin at 11 A.M.
The F.E. Whitney Classic will provide a number of memorable experiences. Come and see the gameball dropped into the stadium from a helicopter, cheer on the Battle of the Bands during the halftime show, and laugh and fellowship with friends while tailgating. The F.E. Whitney Classic Pre-Game events are free. They include a College Fair, Kids Zone, STEM Experience, Stomp the Yard, vendors and exhibits.
This “Classic” was named in honor of one of Hopkinsville, Christian County and Kentucky State University’s most notable and esteemed leaders, F.E. Whitney. Mr. Whitney was born in 1916. He was a graduate of the historic Attucks High School in Hopkinsville, KY, Kentucky State University and Indiana University. He owned and operated F.E. Whitney Real Estate and was the first black realtor to be accepted into the Kentucky Association of Realtors. F.E. Whitney served on the Kentucky State University’s Board of Regents. He was served as Mayor of Hopkinsville, Hopkinsville City Councilman and Magistrate of Christian County Fiscal Court.
MEDI, Inc. is one of Kentucky’s leading 501(c)3 organizations that provides small business and economic development services. Founded in 1988 and incorporated in 2009, MEDI has helped to startup hundreds of small, minority and woman owned businesses. MEDI has helped to create, save and retain hundreds of jobs and to obtain millions in capital investments.
To become a sponsor, purchase tickets, volunteer or simply for more information, contact MEDI, Inc. at 270-885-8885 or email [email protected]