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2006 Gateway Classic-It's On...The Rivalry Resumes

August 4, 2006 

2006 Gateway Classic
Bethune-Cookman College vs. Southern University Jaguars

“It’s On . . . The Rivalry Resumes”!


Friday September 1st   
Awards & Recognition Gala.  Recognize and honor corporate sponsors, outstanding alumni from other HBCU’s living and working in North Florida, and outstanding accomplishments of local citizens.  Hyatt Regency Jacksonville.  Reception:  6 PM  Program 7 PM.  Reservations encouraged.  Tickets are $35/person.  Alumni Hospitality immediately following the gala.

Saturday, September 2nd
Old Fashion Pep Rally.  Wear your school’s colors. Prizes for “Best Dressed Alumni”.  Hyatt Regency at 10 AM. Alumni Class Roll Call at 11 AM.  FREE ADMISSION.  The event hosted by the Duval/Nassau Alumni Chapter and the North Florida Booster Club.

Saturday, September 2nd
Festival at ALLTEL Stadium.  Family Fun Day.  Entertainment, food, kids’ activities, vendors.  Battle of the Fans.  Entertainment.  Music.  Health Fair.  Tailgating.  Noon ‘til 6 PM.  The Event is FREE.  Parking is only $5/space.  Oversized vehicles - $20 per vehicle.  The public is invited!

Saturday, September 2nd
Gates at ALLTEL open at 6 PM.  Pre-game show starts at 6:30.  Kickoff – 7 PM.  General Admission:  $20.  Reserved Club Seats:  $30. Students (under age 18) and Military $15.  Group discount tickets are $17 general admission and $27 for reserved tickets.  A minimum of 20 tickets required for the discount rates.  Contact A. Ray Brinson, 904-996-7122 or get them at the Arena Ticket Office.      

Saturday, September 2nd
The Gateway Classic Victory Celebrations.  TWO SEPARATE VENUES:  1) College students/young adults. 2) Alumni, 25 and older crowd.  Venue – Both events:  The Hyatt Regency,   10 PM – 2 AM.

Bethune-Cookman College Headquarters is the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL.  The daily rate for deluxe King/Queen rooms is $105.  Daily self-parking rate is $12/day.  Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-233-1234.  The deadline is August 18, 2006.  Be sure to ask for the Gateway Classic weekend rate.

For additional information or to obtain tickets for any of the events, please contact:  
A. Ray Brinson – 904-996-7122 or  
Ralph Jones – 904-766-1692 or  
Walter Cruse – 904-626-1954 or

“It’s on . . . The Rivalry Resumes”   

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Shirley Range
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit