The Elevation Experience presented by Visit Lauderdale perfectly aligned with the Orange Blossom Classic’s “The Reunion” theme, setting the stage for the upcoming HBCU Reunion Experience Labor Day Weekend. Prominent HBCU alumni, including Wendy Raquel Robinson and Yandy Smith-Harris, alongside Grammy award-winning singer LeToya Luckett, shared their invaluable experiences, inspiring attendees to reach new heights. FAMU Head Coach Willie Simmons conducted an engaging football clinic to empower women with essential skills and insights.
The event also featured notable professionals such as Visit Lauderdale’s Stacy Ritter and Neki Mohan, Attorney and Sports Agent Christine Campbell, Wells Fargo Financial Advisor Tracey Tynes Horlback, and Miami Dade County, District 1 Chairman Oliver G. Gilbert III, among others. The event was hosted by Hot 105’s Shelby Rushin, Local 10’s Alexis Frazier, and NBC’s Constance Jones, adding to the excitement and energy of the day.
Wells Fargo actively engaged participants through an interactive workshop, demonstrating their commitment to supporting women-owned small businesses and providing crucial financial guidance. The event, under the visionary leadership of Kendra Bulluck, Orange Blossom Classic Committee Executive Director, fostered personal growth and inspired attendees to elevate their aspirations. As part of the experience, Bulluck introduced Elevate Now!, a goal-setting journal that received overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants.
As the momentum builds towards the highly anticipated Denny’s Orange Blossom Classic presented by Ready Life, attendees are encouraged to visit www.orangeblossomclassic.com for more information and to secure their tickets. This is where the legacy of the Orange Blossom Classic continues, offering an unforgettable experience celebrating HBCU culture and excellence in athletics.