Message from the Executive Director

Greetings Classic Attendees and Supporters,

Classic Magic is Back! Welcome to the 32nd Annual Fountain City Classic!

This annual gridiron clash between “the” Albany State University and “the” Fort Valley State University is one of the most highly anticipated games of the season. I am thrilled that we can once again gather in celebration and support of these two phenomenal educational institutions, its students and alumni.

On and off the field, the spirit of black excellence, excitement and friendly rivalry pervades this esteemed classic. I thank you for your support and cooperation as our committee has worked tirelessly to ensure safety is kept at the forefront of our planning season.

I would also like to extend warm greetings, on behalf of our esteemed Chairman, Representative Calvin Smyre, our cherished Co-Chairs, Jean Lynn and Saundra Ellison, our treasured Fountain City Classic Host Committee, President Paul Jones (FVSU) and President Marion Fedrick (ASU), both institution faculty, coaching staff, team and loyal fans. I also express my sincere appreciation to all of our corporate sponsors for their sustained support and commitment to the Fountain City Classic and both universities in our joint mission of educating the nation’s future leaders.

Again, welcome back to the 32nd Annual Fountain City Classic. Enjoy the game and festivities!

Robbie Branscomb