Message from the Executive Director

Greetings and Salutations to our Loyal FCC Supporters,

The enchantment of the Classic returns! It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 33rd Annual Fountain City Classic.

This annual clash of titans between Albany State University and Fort Valley State University stands as one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the season. I am overjoyed that we can once again come together to celebrate and champion these outstanding educational institutions, along with their exceptional students and devoted alumni.

Both on and off the field, the essence of black excellence, exhilaration, and camaraderie permeates this prestigious Classic. I extend my heartfelt thanks to God for your unwavering support and collaboration as our Fountain City Classic Host Committee has worked tirelessly to prioritize safety throughout our planning process.

On behalf of our esteem Chairman, Honorable Calvin Smyre, our beloved Co-chairs, Jean Lynn and Sandra Ellison, our unwavering Fountain City Classic Host Committee, President Paul Jones (FVSU), and President Marion Fedrick (ASU), as well as the faculties, coaching staff, teams, and dedicated fans of both institutions, I extend warm greetings. Additionally, my sincere gratitude goes out to all our corporate sponsors for their endurance, generosity and dedication to the Fountain City Classic and the shared mission of shaping the future leaders of our nation.

Once again, welcome to the 33rd Annual Fountain City Classic. May you relish every moment of the game and the festivities!

Warm regards,

Robbie Branscomb
Executive Director, Fountain City Classic