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The Orange Blossom Classic was re-established to enhance the exposure of Historically Black Colleges & Universities nationally. The event attracted thousands of fans, alumni, school members, and family members from both FAMU and Jackson State’s communities, highlighting the interest in HBCUs and their roles in educating aspiring professionals and developing our future leaders.
We are proud to have been the title sponsor of the 2021 Denny's Orange Blossom Classic, where Jackson State University and Florida A&M University faced off this Labor Day weekend in Miami Gardens, Florida. In honor of the 10th anniversary of the HFE program and our title sponsorship of the 2021 Denny's Orange Blossom Classic, we have partnered with the Tom Joyner Foundation to award $25,000 in scholarships to students currently attending one of the 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the U.S. Applications are open now until December 10, 2021.
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Local Denny’s Franchisee Russ Lobello provided breakfast meals to both teams on separate days (JSU 9/2, FAMU 9/4).The Denny's team assisted with distributing the swag bags to players during this time. More than 270 meals were served between both days.
The two-mile parade route featured the Denny’s Grand Slams, Pancake and Bacon riding on the ”OBC Legends” float. The streets were filled with community members and alumni from both JSU and FAMU. 1,000 restaurant coupons and Denny’s branded flags were distributed to attendees. Estimated attendance: 2,000+
With a goal of hiring 20,000 future employees, the Denny’s HR Team was front and center at the OBC Job Recruitment Fair. Denny’s hosted a private suite where HR spoke with candidates and discussed job opportunities. Attendees were able to fill out on-the-spot applications for local area Denny’s and take applications with them to share with others who may be interested.