Urban Edge Network and Black College Championships Announce Partnership

Frisco, Texas – June 11, 2024 – Black College Championships officially announced Urban Edge Network/HBCU+ as a multi-year marketing partner of the Black College World Series (BCWS). The sponsorship, which extends through the 2029 championship series, will be a long-term commitment to bring the excitement of the HBCU Baseball national championship. This also will build a connection to sports enthusiasts “marketing element of its social media promotions.”

Urban Edge Network (UEN) HBCU+ sponsorship builds upon the support of information and access to Historically Black Colleges and Universities sporting events through sponsorship and its support of HBCU student athletics.

“We are thrilled to extend our commitment through our new partnership with UEN,” said Michael Coker, founder and executive director of the Black College World Series. “This new relationship allows us to connect with more athletes and fans of a fast-growing sport as the national tournament ramps up for 2025. We are incredibly proud to announce this support from the Urban Edge Network has demonstrated a strong commitment to the growth of representing some of the best and brightest HBCU students and athletes across the nation.”

“We are thrilled to announce Urban Edge Network as the new broadcast marketing partner for the Black College Championship Baseball Series. This partnership not only signifies an exciting new chapter for Urban Edge Network but also highlights the importance of having a Black-owned media company representing such a prestigious event to the world. We are honored to allow national brands to access this added commercial inventory to reach the African-American consumer at an intimate level’.” – Hardy Pelt, Founding Member & Chief Revenue Officer, Urban Edge Network.

About Urban Edge Network and HBCU Plus

Urban Edge Network was curated to level the playing field and provide a platform for diverse voices. As part of the UEN family of brands, HBCU Plus is an ad-supported Black College Sports Network, delivering 24/7 access to live and on-demand Historically Black Colleges and Universities games, sporting events, original sports shows, curated films, podcasts, and more. The HBCU Plus app is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV, iOS, and Android.

Courtesy of Urban Edge Network Media Contact Tony Wyllie

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