It Starts with a Dream: The 15th Annual Freedom Classic ’10 Festival is a thrilling annual event that is a Richmond tradition. It happens this year Jan. 17 at the Richmond Coliseum, 601 E. Leigh St. The Freedom Classic features exciting rematch between VSU and VUU, a drumline competition, area vendors, delicious food, and a hip hop half-time show. It’s a community-focused way to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Everyone is invited to celebrate.
Backstory: In 1996, Communications Executive Kenneth Johnson, of Johnson, Inc., decided to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King in a fun, inspirational and educational way. The event has grown each year, and today, it’s one of the premier collegiate basketball events anywhere.
Unique Shopping: Vendor Exhibition
Quick Bites: The Soul Food Café will be serving
Gospel Showcase: Begins 4 pm
Drumroll, Please: Competition among Drumline Corps starts at 5:30 pm.
Half-time performance:Hip Hop Artist Wale of Washington D.C.
Hometown Teams, World-class Competition: Can you handle the Rematch? Don’t miss the clash of champions between Virginia Union and Virginia State. Tip Off at 7:30 pm.
Eyes on Richmond: BET has covered the Freedom Classic, and more than 15,000 guests come each year.
Before You Go: Do not bring video recorders or outside food or beverages. Flash photography is acceptable. www.freedomclassic.com