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SIAC Basketball Tipoff Luncheon to feature Bishop Eddie Long

September 29, 2004

Atlanta, Georgia—Bishop Eddie Long, Senior Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church will be the guest speaker at the 2004 SIAC Annual Basketball Tip-off Luncheon. The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference will be hosting its Annual Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon October 6, 2004 at the Atlanta Hilton Hotel, 255 Courtland Street NE Atlanta, Georgia. This luncheon is held annually as a prelude to the exciting SIAC Basketball season and to give the media an opportunity to meet coaches and players of the conference.

There are eleven schools in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Albany State University, Benedict College, Clark Atlanta University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Lane College, LeMoyne Owen College, Miles College, Morehouse College, Paine College, and Tuskegee University). Stillman College is presently a provisional member and will have full membership in 2005.

SIAC Commissioner, William E. Lide said, “Having Bishop Long as our guest speaker is a continuation of our efforts to ensure that we do more for our young men and women than just offer them an opportunity to play sports. We want to show them how blessed they are and can be by using the medium of sports. Teams pray before games and participate in spiritual rituals for success and safety. It is important to us that we expose our youngsters to quality spiritual values.”

This event is invitation only. Those wishing to attend should contact the SIAC office.


 

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