The Celebration Bowl offers a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities that can meet you company’s needs. For more information, please reach out to Executive Director John Grant at John.T.Grant@espn.com.

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There are many exciting part-time Air Force Reserve jobs which allow Reserve Citizen Airmen to advance their civilian careers or continue their educations while serving close to home. College Tuition Assistance and signing bonuses up to $20,000 are available for specific jobs. Go to AFReserve.com or call 800-257-1212 for more information on how you can Start Your Adventure with the Air Force Reserve.

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At McDonald’s, we’re proud of the way we’re creating an experience to remember: reaching customers wherever they are and innovating new tastes and choices, while staying true to customer favorites.

Modern service. Personal engagement. Great-tasting burgers and fries. Building on our commitments to our people, our communities and our world.





The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices.

Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands, our company’s portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, 18 of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. Our billion-dollar brands include Diet Coke,Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Dasani, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Del Valle, Georgia and Gold Peak. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, we are the No. 1 provider of both sparkling and still beverages.  More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day.


When you’re crossing oPrimeSport Logoff that Bucket List item, make sure the experience lives up to your expectations. The best seats in the house, shaking hands with your favorite players, getting the VIP treatment before the big event – that’s the Ultimate Gameday Experience. That’s the PrimeSport Experience.PrimeSport is the leading global Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, corporate and fan travel packages, and hospitality events for corporations, professional sports team and fans.


 Gildan is a leading manufacturer and marketer of quality branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, underwear, socks, hosiery, and shapewear. The Company sells its products under a diversified portfolio of company-owned brands, including the Gildan®, Gold Toe®, Anvil®, Comfort Colors®, American Apparel®, Alstyle®, Secret®, Silks®, Kushyfoot®, Secret Silky®, Peds®, MediPeds®, and Therapy Plus™ brands.

With over 48,000 employees worldwide Gildan operates with a strong commitment to industry-leading labour and environmental practices throughout its supply chain in accordance with its comprehensive corporate social responsibility program embedded in the Company’s long-term business strategy.

Cheribundi is a not-from-concentrate tart cherry juice made from a proprietary juicing process developed by scientists at Cornell University to yield peak antioxidant levels. 200 NCAA and professional sports teams, plus thousands of elite and amateur athletes, are using Cheribundi for faster muscle recovery, better sleep, and increased stamina. Teams that use Cheribundi include the New England Patriots, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Yankees, University of Alabama, University of Texas, Chicago Blackhawks, and the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team.

Regular consumption of tart cherry juice is reported to reduce post-exercise muscle soreness and speed up recovery after exercise. Tart cherries also contain significant levels of melatonin that is believed to promote deeper, more restful sleep. Cheribundi tart cherry juice products are available nationwide in grocery, natural, and specialty retailers, including Publix, Safeway, Kroger, Target, Wegmans, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, HEB, Meijer, Costco, Rite Aid, Food Lion, and online at Amazon.com.

For more information, visit Cheribundi.com. Or you can discover the benefits for yourself by taking the Cheribundi 7-Day Challenge.

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Mutt & Jeff Porkskins is a small, family-owned business that takes great pride and care in the quality and taste of our products.  For more than 40 years Mutt & Jeff Porkskins has delivered on delicious.

Snack today at www.muttandjeffporkskins.com



Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, America’s premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of our promise to 2.5 million customers in all but four of Georgia’s 159 counties. We are committed to being a citizen wherever we serve and delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average. Our diverse, innovative generation mix includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind.


We are an organization driven by purpose and a personal touch. We are passionate about Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being by helping clients, teammates and communities achieve financial confidence. As one of the nation’s largest and strongest financial services companies, we offer a full suite of products and services designed to meet the needs of our consumer, business, corporate and institutional clients. We know that financial stress is prevalent in America, across all income levels. That’s why we launched the onUp Movement — to inspire everyone to take a step and move from financial stress to confidence. You can’t fully enjoy life if you are worried about money. Ready to get started? Join the Movement—we’re here to help.



Honda Portable Power Systems offer homeowners a superior home back-up alternative. Now, when the power goes out, you can count on your Honda generator and HP2S to be at the ready.


Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. With fiscal 2017 sales of $24.837 billion and approximately 130,000 employees, the company operates more than 690 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 160 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage.



Get the comprehensive journalism of AJC delivered right to your door. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the largest newsroom in the Southeast with more than 160 reporters. These experienced reporters work hard to produce the most comprehensive, in-depth local journalism in the Atlanta area read by more than 1.6 million people. Get unlimited access to local and breaking news at home or on the go. Log on from any device, and immerse yourself in AJC’s premium interactive multimedia stories. Subscribe today.


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To harness the enabling power of health to nurture, celebrate and fulfill the promise of human potential.  Together.

At Abbott, we’re committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we’ve brought new products and technologies to the world — in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals — that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 74,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Life.  To the fullest.


hj_plane_black-300Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest and most efficient airport in the world and, by some accounts, the best in North America. ATL is the economic jewel of Georgia, generating a $34.8 billion economic impact for metro Atlanta and providing more than 63,000 jobs onsite, making it the state’s largest employer.

In many ways, Hartsfield-Jackson is more than an airport. It’s also a destination. ATL’s burgeoning concessions program features more than 300 commercial venues meeting guests’ shopping, dining and service needs. And its art program integrates permanent and rotating exhibits and musical performances into the fabric of the guest experience.


delta-logo_colorGiving back is core to Delta Air Lines and its culture. Delta is committed to being a strong partner and giving back to the communities where its employees live, work and serve, contributing one percent of its net income to charitable organizations each year. Delta, The Delta Air Lines Foundation and its employees contribute thousands of volunteer hours and millions of dollars to a host of causes across the globe to help make the world a better place.   Delta serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2017, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the sixth time in seven years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 306 destinations in 52 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including AmsterdamAtlanta, BostonDetroitLos Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis/St. PaulNew York-JFK and LaGuardiaLondon-HeathrowParis-Charles de GaulleSalt Lake City, São Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, and Tokyo-Narita. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter@DeltaNewsHubGoogle.com/+Delta, and Facebook.com/delta.


Cricket brings more value with a simple, smarter, friendly wireless experience on our reliable nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 99% of Americans.





No one should go hungry during the holidays—or any day. That’s why for the second year, Wells Fargo Food Bank program is back. Wells Fargo is teaming up with Feeding America to help make 40 million meals possible for families facing hunger. Along with a $4 million donation to Feeding America, Wells Fargo is matching up to $1 million in monetary donations through December 31st. They’re also collecting non-perishable food at any of Wells Fargo’s 5,700 branches. Or you can donate at a Wells Fargo ATM or online at www.wellsfargo.com/foodbank. Join the Wells Fargo Food Bank as they help more families share holiday meals.




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MandelaMade is proud to support this year’s MEAC/SWAC Challenge and Celebration Bowl with dynamic graphic design solutions. Understanding the importance of both perception and awareness and combining that with bold, immersive, and fundamental design, MandelaMade strives to maximize the brand promotion of athletic organizations and events. For more information and to see some of the work that we’ve completed, feel free to visit www.MandelaMade.com.



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100 Black Men of Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides mentoring and education support services to Atlanta’s underserved youth. Through our programs: Project Success, the 100 Scholars Robotics Alliance and Pathways of Developmental Success at B.E.S.T. Academy, we help open doors to post-secondary education, scholarships and upward economic mobility and we inspire the next generation of leaders.



Each year the Atlanta Falcons create and run several programs in the community. Learn more on the official Falcons website.








The National Football Foundation’s mission is to promote and develop the power of amateur football in developing the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive zeal and the drive for academic excellence in America’s young people.


As part of its commitment to inclusion, the NFL established the Careers in Football Forum, which allows the league to connect qualified men and women of all backgrounds with careers in football — both on and off the field.





The mission of the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance is to serve as an advocate for HBCU Alumni Associations by supporting the mission of HBCUs through scholarship fundraising, alumni reclamation and student recruitment in addition to aligning with the National HBCU Alumni Alliances by supporting and participating in programs that promote higher education, encourage healthy living, and fighting hunger.


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