News & Updates
Promotional Room Rates Still Available at Marriott Properties including JW Marriott Washington DC, the Official Headquarters Hotel
Reminder: Follow AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™ Twitter Account @NationsClassic to participate in Twitter Fan Contest this week.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the second straight year, Marriott International is offering promotional room rates for individuals traveling to Washington, D.C. for the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™ at the JW Marriott Washington, DC and five other participating hotels. Click HERE for hotel locations and rate information.
Events surrounding the Classic take place over Labor Day weekend from Thursday, August 30 through Sunday, September 2. The football game features Morehouse College vs. Howard University on Saturday, September 1 at RFK Stadium at 3:30 p.m.
The JW Marriott Washington, DC (1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW), the official headquarters hotel for the 2nd annual AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™, is the location of several activities during the weekend. Open-to-the-public events at the JW Marriott include the HBCU Alumni Networking Mixer on Friday, August 31 in the Garden Terrace Room from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Happy Hours in the 1331 bar & Lounge from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on August 30 and 31.
The hotel will also play host to the Official Welcome Dinner on Thursday, August 30. The Welcome Dinner is for the participating teams, sponsors and special guests during the weekend.
Individual tickets for the football game are priced $25 to $50 (plus applicable fees), and on sale at ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, the Howard University Box Office located at Cramton Auditorium and the Morehouse College Bookstore. Group tickets, suites and premium tickets are available by calling the ATTNFC Hotline at 202-608-1135. Credit card payments accepted only (Mastercard and VISA).
For more information on the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™, please visit www.nationsfootballclassic.com.
TWITTER CONTEST REMINDER
Events DC reminds HBCU football fans that @NationsClassic is currently holding a Twitter contest for the chance to win one of five ATTNFC Prize Packs by being the first to correctly answer a trivia question. The contest runs through Friday. For the opportunity to win one of five ATTNFC Prize Packs, participants must be the first to answer trivia questions about either Morehouse or Howard using #ATTNFCgiveaway. The Prize Pack includes a t-shirt, commemorative cup, mini-football and a pair of Classic game tickets.
ATTNFC website: www.NationsFootballClassic.com
ATTNFC Twitter: @nationsclassic
ATTNFC Facebook: www.Facebook.com/NationsFootballClassic
Howard University website:www.howard.edu
Morehouse College website: www.morehouse.edu
Teri Washington, Events DC: (202) 494-5737
Courtney Eiland, Events DC: (202) 608-1140
Lisa Milner / Bryant Mortimer, Swanson Communications: (202) 783-5500