To celebrate their 20th anniversary, the 100 Black Men of Chattanooga will present its Inaugural 2013 African-American History Challenge Bowl. The event will be held Saturday, March 9, on the UTC campus starting at 1 p.m. in the University Auditorium.
The event is sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency, Power 94, UTC and the Mary Walker Educational and Historical Foundation.
Area high schools will compete, expanding their knowledge of African-American History.
Erskine Oglesby, president of the 100 Black Men of Chattanooga states, "The African American History Challenge Bowl provides a unique and effective vehicle to allow these young adults to learn more about African-American History and culture while gaining confidence and self-esteem. We believe this will be a memorable event and respectfully request your help in bringing the African-American History Challenge Bowl to our community."
All participating students are awarded Certificates of Merit acknowledging their achievement. The second and third place finishers receive trophies and awards. The local winner each receive a trophy, awards and an all expense paid trip to represent the Chattanooga chapter in New Orleans, June 16-20, at the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. 27th Annual National Conference. The winners of the National Competition in the past have received additional awards and scholarships.
For additional information, contact Erskine Oglesby at 821-6700 or email email@example.com.