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The newly named Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic will offer a doubleheader of games featuring Hampton University against North Carolina Central University, and Howard University battling North Carolina A&T University, on Saturday, Dec. 18 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Turner Sports, Invesco QQQ and WME Sports are joining with Hollywood actor and producer Jordan to support historically Black colleges and universities and their student-athletes. Part of the proceeds from the basketball showcase will help support organizations focused on advancing the Black educational institutions and the local Newark community.
The event was previously named the Hoop Dreams Classic when Jordan launched it in 2020.
Jordan will appear in a Muhammad Ali series for Amazon, season two of Netflix’s Raising Dion, Warner Bros.’ Denzel Washington-directed A Journal for Jordan, and he’s making his directorial debut in Creed III, which will see Jordan star once again as Adonis Creed ahead of a planned release on Nov. 23, 2022.
WME Sports is a division of Endeavor, whose cultural marketing agency 160over90 recently announced an investment and partnership with Jordan and Chad Easterling’s Obsidianworks. Co-founded by Jordan and Easterling, a marketing executive and Nike veteran, Obsidianworks is a culture-driven marketing agency that has worked with Coach, Amazon, Piaget and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, among others.
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