The All Black Elite Affair was launched in 2009 as the premier Florida Classic event, benefiting the Edgerrin James Foundation and Charities Inc. 501 c3 non- profit organization. Each year proceeds from the event will benefit a Edgerrin James Foundation and a different charitable organization. The All Black Elite Affair is the only event of its kind that attracts young professional , university alumni, taste makers and trend setters of Annual Florida Classic community….
The Florida Classic brings an average of 125,000 people to the Orlando area for one of the largest HBCU football games in the state of Florida. The Florida Classic is more than just a football game and more than an in-state rivalry. It is now the largest football game between two historically Black Colleges in America, surpassing the Bayou Classic between Grambling and Southern in New Orleans as the top attended game in NCAA Division I-AA as well as the nation’s largest football game between two Historically Black College/University (HBCU) schools. Since its inception in 1978, the game has now seen over 1.5 million spectators attend the game .