A Celebration of Service

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The First Annual “A Celebration of Service” will engage the Greek Letter organizations termed as “The Divine Nine” in a showcase of the service they provide in communities around the country and the world. “A Celebration of Service” will culminate in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Mercedes Benz Stadium during the ESPN owned Celebration Bowl, beginning at 12 noon, and televised nationally on ABC. Rank and file members of each organization will be asked to converge on Atlanta as a show of togetherness in a spirit of celebrating service.


The Divine 9 in conjunction with the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl will lead a food collection drive during the Celebration Bowl. Fans will be encouraged to bring canned goods to the game which will be collected at various entry points of Mercedes Benz Stadium. The food will be donated to a local food bank in the name of the organizations.

Event: Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl / Celebration of Service
Location: Mercedes Benz Stadium
Date: December 15, 1018
Time: Beginning at:10:30am Doors Open
Food Collections Points: Gate 1, Gate 2, Home Depot Back Yard
Ultimate HBCU Greek Homecoming Tailgate: Home Depot Back Yard opens at 8:00 am

1. Communicate to all Chapter Members the importance and impact of the Annual Celebration of Service
2. Engage members to be involved in the food drive and tell their friends
3. Encourage members to attend the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl
4. Each chapter of the Divine Nine is encouraged to bring young people from your service and scholarship programs to the game dressed in the colors of their fraternity or sorority sponsors (minimum of twenty (20 ticket) Special seating and ticket prices ($17.25/ticket fees are included) have been arranged. A designated seating area for them has been identified
5. Tickets are available for sale on today October 17,2018
6. Orders can be place by calling or emailing Shawanda Holsey at: shawanda.holsey@espn.com (404) 799-­4929 (Please identify which sorority or fraternity. Payment must be made prior to ticket distribution)

1. Ultimate HBCU Greek Homecoming Tailgate: Chance for Greek organizations to tailgate together prior to the game in the Home Depot Back Yard
2. Opportunity to purchase group tickets to sit together: (minimum of 10/order) contact: Shawanda Holsey at shawanda.holsey@espn.com or by phone at (404) 799-­‐4029
3. Access to the Delta Sky Club, Mercedes Benz Club, SunTrust Lounge (Food and drink included in ticket price) AMG Lounge (Food and Drink included in ticket price) *Note: Food service in SunTrust and AMG Lounge ends after 1st quarter.
4. Visit: https://www.thecelebrationbowl.com/tickets/individual-tickets/ for individual tickets (less than 10/order) and information.

Host Hotels

The Celebration Bowl has partnered with the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau to provide discounted hotel accommodations near Mercedes-Benz Stadium. ** Must Book by December 7, 2018**

Mention the Celebration Bowl at time of booking if calling in:

Teams and Fans – Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

From $137/night – BOOK HERE

MEAC Band and Fans – Atlanta Marriott Marquis

From $110/night – BOOK HERE

SWAC Band and Fans – Hilton Atlanta

From $97/night – BOOK HERE


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Key Information for member distribution:

Each organization is encouraged to host one of its National Programs in Atlanta On Friday December 14, 2018. This effort will provide critical content of the actual programs in progress.

Dates of Arrival

The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl week is schedule from Wednesday December 12, 2018 through Saturday December 15, 2018. Official Bowl schedule of events include:


Team Welcome Dinner (Invitation Only)

Date: Wednesday December 12,2018

Time: 6pm ­ 8pm

Location: Georgia Aquarium


NFL Careers in Football (Teams Only)

Date: Thursday December13, 2018

Time; 7:00am ­ 9:30am

Location: Omni Hotel


Champions Circle Event (Invitation Only)

Date: December 13, 2018

Time: 6pm-8:15pm

Location: College Football Hall of Fame


NFL Careers in Football (HBCUI Students)

Date: Friday December 14,2018

Time: 12 noon ­ 5:30pm (Reception to follow)

Location: Omni Hotel


Fan Experience / Tailgating

Date: December 15, 2018

Time: 8am – 2pm

Location: Mercedes Benz Stadium Home Deport Back Yard


Celebration of Service Food Collection

Date: Saturday December 15, 2018

Location Mercedes Benz Stadium

Time: Prior to gates open at 10:30am


Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl

Date: December 15,2018

Time: 12:00 noon ­ 3:30pm

Location: Mercedes Benz Stadium


Local National PanHellenic Chapters are planning events for sorority and fraternity members while in Atlanta.

Game Suites have been set aside for purchase at the following rates: Food and beverage ordered separately

Sixteen (16) tickets: $2,600.00

Twenty-Two (22) tickets: $3,575.00