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About Us

History of The Gulf Coast Challenge

The Gulf Coast Challenge, “the Ultimate HBCU Experience” was created to enhance the exposure of Historically Black Colleges & Universities in this enriched community. The event highlights the community’s exclusive interest in HBCUs and the roles that they play in educating aspiring professionals & developing our future leaders. The Gulf Coast Challenge will attract thousands of fans, alumni, school members, and family members from these respected communities.

This event also has a goal to raise scholarship funds for the participating schools for years to come. Doing so will help to support the knowledge and experience offered by the discipline, commitment, and dedication it takes to be a Historically Black College & University student. Fans and alumni from both institutions will be hosted in Mobile for the love of the game, the passion for their team, the fellowship of the alumni, and the untapped fun of this flavorful city.

Handbag Policy

If you must bring a bag, please be familiar with our clear bag policies by reviewing the policies here.

Stadium Info

Ladd-Peebles Stadium has been Mobile’s sports centerpiece for 70 years. Owned by the City of Mobile and managed by a volunteer board of community leaders, click here.

A Network of Opportunities

Tuskegee University

The mission of the Tuskegee University Small Ruminant Research and Education program is to provide comprehensive research based educational programs suited/suitable for life-long learning, and to assist families with limited resources(urban, rural, other organizations). Our goal is to improve quality of life by impacting communities on all levels, local, state, regional, national, and international. to improve their quality of life with impacts at local, state, regional, national, and international levels. This mission is fulfilled through the excellence of results-driven, highly productive research projects, and effective, client-oriented extension programs that stress and re-enforces human capacity building. Cutting-edge research focuses on providing new information relevant and usable by both producers and researchers alike. Through information exchange, hands-on workshops, field days, goat shows, and web-based information, clients’ skill levels are improved. These programs, along with highly qualified and knowledgeable personnel, distinguishes Tuskegee University Small Ruminant Research and Education Unit, as a leader in the arena of goat production technologies.

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Alabama A&M

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University is a public, comprehensive, 1890 land-grant institution committed to access and opportunity of education. We are dedicated to intellectual inquiry, the application of knowledge and excellence in teaching, research, and service, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse student population and the social and economic needs of the region. 

The University offers contemporary baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral level degrees to prepare students for careers in the arts, sciences, business, engineering, education, agriculture and technology. 

As a center of excellence, the University is dedicated to providing a student-centered educational environment for the emergence of scholars, scientists, leaders, and critical thinkers who are equipped to excel through their contributions and leadership in a 21st century national and global society.

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