The Circle City Classic is a joint collaboration between Indiana Black Expo, Inc. and the Indiana Sports Corporation. The net proceeds from the Classic help support youth initiatives for each organization. Since 1984, over $1 milllion in scholarships have been awarded to deserving youth who attend colleges and universities. Additionally, each year the Classic's educational partner, the Indianapolis Black Alumni Council, host an educational college fair that exposes over 2,500 youth to colleges and universities with scholarship opportunities exceeding $3 million.
150,000 people travel to the city of Indianapolis annually to experience this exciting weekend...a weekend that brings mega-superstars to the Circle City to perform at concerts and comedy shows...a weekend where African-American heroes and legends are honored...a weekend that features a spectacular parade unmatched by any...a weekend that features black college football's best colliding on the gridiron in Lucas Oil Stadium...a weekend that celebrates African-American cultural excellence and educational achievement while showcasing the tradition and quality of America's historically black colleges and universities.