Bloomfield College Bears to Compete in The Harlem Renaissance Classic

Bears Basketball Harlem Renaissance Classic

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – The Bloomfield College Men’s Basketball Team is gearing up for a strong showing at The 2021 Harlem Renaissance Classic. The “Hardwood Hoops in Harlem” event is scheduled on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the Nat Holman Fieldhouse located on the campus of City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, New York.

The Bears will play the Lions of Lincoln University, PA as part of the double-header Classic that will pit Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) teams versus Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) teams in an HBCU filled atmosphere just two days before the Thanksgiving holiday. The doors of the athletic facility will open to guests at 4 p.m. with the first featured game between Bowie State University, MD (CIAA) and Dominican College, NY (CACC) tipping-off at 5 p.m. The Bloomfield College (CACC) game against Lincoln University, PA (CIAA) will start at 7:30 p.m.

“As New Jersey’s only four-year Predominantly Black Institution (PBI), Bloomfield College’s participation in this athletic event marketed as a display of African American culture and an HBCU experience, is very meaningful to our athletic and academic community,” said Sheila Wooten, assistant dean of student life/director of athletics. “Playing in Harlem in this competition will be an amazing experience for our student athletes, the memories of which they will cherish throughout their lifetime.”

Bloomfield College Basketball Coach/Assistant Director of Athletics, Gerald Holmes, who is ranked among the top 50 basketball coaches in New Jersey, is extremely honored and excited to have his team included in this prestigious event. “We look forward to competing against a top-notch program from the historic Lincoln University and we will do our best to represent Bloomfield College well. This event also has some personal meaning for me as my father, as well as some uncles and aunts, grew up in Harlem during the times of the renaissance, so I am really looking forward to this experience as a whole,” stated Holmes.

CDC COVID-19 health and safety guidelines will be followed. All participants and visitors must have a COVID vaccination card or digital version.

General tickets for The Harlem Renaissance Classic event are $15 through Eventbrite.

-The HBCU experience invades New York City
-NCAA Division II CIAA Teams against CACC Teams
-Playing at City College of New York - Nat Holman Gymnasium

Schedule for “Hardwood Hoops in Harlem”:

Game One Start Time: 5:00 p.m.
Bulldogs of Bowie State University MD (CIAA) vs. Chargers of Dominican College NY (CACC)

Game Two Start Time: 7:30 p.m.
Lions of Lincoln University PA (CIAA) vs. Bears of Bloomfield College NJ (CACC)

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