- Date/time: January 8th to January 14th
- Venue: The Richmond Coliseum
- Web: More Info
Monday, January 8 – Thursday, January 11: STEM – ED Connects
STEM-ED Connects brings industry professionals to middle and high school classrooms. Professionals working in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, entrepreneurship and design volunteer their time to speak with students to provide a glimpse into their careers and the path it took to get them there.
Friday, January 12, 2018: MEGA Mentors Fine Art Benefit and Sale
MEGA Mentors is an organization dedicated to making a positive, measurable difference in the lives of underrepresented students in Chesterfield County. MEGA Mentors hosts its annual fundraiser, the Fine Art Benefit and Sale, as part of the Freedom Classic Festival weekend. Money raised through fine art purchases and silent auction bidding supports the efforts of the organization.
Saturday, January 13, 2018: 2018 FCF Leadership Summit
Today’s local leaders and influencers will share their experiences and break down what it takes to excel with emerging leaders. The Freedom Classic Festival Leadership Summit will feature dynamic presentations and panel Q&A sessions surrounding the topics of health, financial literacy, business, entrepreneurship and community activism. The Summit is designed to inform, empower and motivate high school students to get active about their future.
Sunday, January 14, 2018: FCF Game and Festivities *Ticket Prices Start at $20*
The Freedom Classic Festival finale is the marquee matchup between CIAA rivals Virginia State University (VSU) and Virginia Union University (VUU) in a showdown basketball game. In addition to the basketball game, there will be gospel showcase highlighting acclaimed HBCU choirs. As well as a drumline competition with the region’s best high school drumlines facing off. Finally, a special halftime performance by VSU’s and VUU’s marching bands.
Additionally, patrons can visit our “Get Active” concourse to learn from various organizations about ways to invest in their future.
*Schedule is subject to change*