MOBILE, Alabama (WKRG) – Fans representing Alabama A&M and Tuskegee University gathered in downtown Mobile ahead of the 4th Annual Gulf Coast Challenge on Friday.
With less than 24 hours until match day, HBCU Pride was shown by fans and locals of âThe Port Cityâ, including Darline Macon.
Macon is a 1979 graduate of Alabama A&M and says this experience shows that those who attended an HBCU will forever know how to show pride, love and culture, no matter which institution they attended. .
âThe HBCU experience is what is alive. Don’t keep alive what’s alive, âMacon said.
The Mobile County Health Department was also on site, offering vaccines against the coronavirus.
MCHD vaccine coordinator Katy Stembridge said she attended all events this week for the Gulf Coast Challenge. Stembridge said they administered vaccines and received several questions.
âWe had a lot of people coming in to ask us questions, especially about the recall, so we were happy to be here,â Stembridge said.
The health department will also be present at Saturday’s events, so you still have time to get the shot.
âGo ahead and eliminate the vaccination,â Stembridge said. “We have a lot of vaccines in our inventory and we were ready to go ahead and get them to you.”
Regardless of who wins, Macon says a message remains the same for HBCU graduates.
“All HBCUs, one fort.”
The Gulf Coast Challenge Parade will take place at 11 a.m., followed by the second row to Ladd-Peebbles Stadium at 3 p.m.
The match will start at 4 p.m.