Schedule of Events

Columbia, SC -- August 19, 2016 -- For the past 15 years, the Palmetto Capital City Classic (PCCC) has been the ultimate Historically Black College and University (HBCU) football experience. The Classic brings fans together from across the state of South Carolina and the Southeast for a fantastic weekend of fun and football. It primary mission has been to generate revenue for scholarships and financial support for HBCUs by highlighting the educational and athletic endeavors of its participating HBCUs through quality athletics, academic programs, sportsmanship, and school pride.

This year's Classic will feature several events for the community to enjoy.

Monday, August 29, 2016

PCCC All White Old School Mixer
Winston's @ the Granary Hotel
1539 Horseshoe Drive, Columbia, SC 29223
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $15.00 per person (Food included with cash bars)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

PCCC Media/Sponsors Luncheon & Crowning of Miss Palmetto CCC
Hosted by AT&T
11:30 a.m. (INVITATION ONLY)
Brookland Baptist Convention & Banquet Center
1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, SC 29169

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

PCCC Drumline Show
Featuring Benedict College, Livingstone College, Richland One & Richland Two High Schools
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bolden Stadium
2600 Barhamville Road, Columbia, SC 29203

Friday, September 2, 2016

PCCC Annual Garnell McDonald Memorial Golf Tournament
7:30 a.m. - Registration
8:30 a.m. - Shotgun Start
Oak Hills Golf and Country Club
7629 Fairfield Road, Columbia, SC 29203
Cost: $80.00 - Individual Golfer's Fee
Team - $320.00

PCCC "Famously Hot" R&B Show
Featuring: Freddie Jackson, the S.O.S. Band,
                  & the Al Jasper Group
The Township Auditorium
1703 Taylor Street
Columbia, SC 29201
8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Ticket Prices: VIP Seating - $50.00 and General Seating - $40.00

Saturday, September 3, 2016

PCCC Alumni Old School Music Festival/Tailgate Party
(A Fun Filled Event for Alumni, Family & Friends of Benedict College and Livingstone College)
Benedict College Practice Facility
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The 15th Annual Palmetto Capital City Classic Game Featuring
Benedict College Tigers vs. Livingstone College Blue Bears
5:00 p.m.
The City of Columbia welcomes all of our HBCU football fans a Classical Experience.
You Don't Want To Miss Special Half-Time Show featuring the Benedict College Marching Tiger Band and Livingstone College Marching Blue Bear Band
Charlie W. Johnson Stadium - Benedict College
2047 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29204
Ticket Prices: General Seating - $20 - Reserved Seating - $25
Ticket Outlets: PCCC Office, The Township Auditorium, and Benedict College - Charlie W. Johnson Stadium
Parking: $10 in advance, $15 day of game
RV Tailgating - $100

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For additional information on all events, please call the Palmetto Capital City Classic Headquarters at
(803) 252-9200 or visit the website at

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Monday, August 29, 2016 - 5:30pm to Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 9:00pm


Beasy Baybie (Hot 103.9 fm, Kool Kamp, Motivational Speaker), Deon Generette (Founder of The 2nd Chance Program, Member of SCEmployability Program, Military Veteran, Mentor, Motivational Speaker), and Kimani Davis (Founder of YNOTU2 Non-Profit Organization, Member of SCEmployability Program, Motivational Speaker)

Special Invited Guests - Curtis Wilson (Richland County Sheriff’s Department), Mayor Steve Benjamin, Lt. Tony Kennedy, Benedict College Police Department, City of Columbia Police Department, T. Niles (Fire Department Station 14), Joe Guzman (victim of highly publicized police shooting in NYC, at the same time Sean Bell was killed by police officers 10 years ago), members of local radio, and news outlets.

WHAT: Community Meeting and Public Forum
WHEN: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: David H. Swinton Campus Center – Ballroom B
Benedict College
Columbia, South Carolina

The purpose of the community meeting and public forum is to bridge the gap between police officers and the community, to bring about a better understanding and build a relationship/partnership between the two, and to allow perspectives to be shared and communicated/understood, during this very sensitive time.

The forum is open to the general public. The audience will be given the opportunity to ask questions and share their personal feelings or ideas as well.

For additional information, please contact Mrs. Tondaleya G. Jackson at (803) 705-4479 or


Kymm Hunter, Assistant Vice President for Communications and Marketing; 803.705.4519
Carolyn Wigfall, Communications and Marketing Manager; 803.705.4366

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

(June 6th - July 14th, 2016)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (M-Th)
(Children ages 5 - 13)

Language Arts Camp is a six-week summer enrichment program for elementary and middle school children, grades K-8.  The program provides enrichment in reading, writing, math, science, and the performing arts.  Additionally, the program includes afternoon recreational activities such as arts and crafts, life skills, movies, basketball and other gym activities.  The children will have the opportunity to participate in the Mr./Miss Language Arts Camp pageant, and the development of a camp yearbook.  A culminating program exhibiting acquired skills from each educational component, will be presented at the end of camp.  Classroom lessons will be structured to provide students with the concepts and skills needed to improve their scores on examinations such as the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS.).

Fees: The cost of camp is $510.00 per child (lunch included). There is a 10% discount for two or more children within the same family.  A $50.00 non-refundable application fee must be paid (as soon as possible) to the Business Office to assure your child a place in the program.  (If all slots are full, your check will be refunded.)  The $50.00 application fee will be deducted from the total cost of the program. See flyer and Click here for application (PDF format) for more information.

***Special Discounts ***
(no more than two discounts per applicant)
Early Bird Special: Pay entire tuition by April 15th , 2016, and receive a 10% discount
Benedict Faculty/Staff: 10% discount
Group Rate: Register five or more children and receive a 15% discount

Contact Person:
Mrs. Emmie J. Davis
(803) 705-4669

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Monday, June 6, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 5:00pm

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Charles David Brooks III, Director

April 11 - 15, 2016 at 7:00pm • April 16 - 17, 2016 at 3:00pm (Matinee)

Location: Ponder Fine Arts/Humanities Center Theatre

Tickets are available at the Cashier 705-4392 in Pratt Hall: $7.00 each


A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, reveals a brief moment in the life of an African-American family, called the Youngers, living, in the slums, on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s. As the play opens, the Youngers are about to receive a check for $10,000 from the deceased Mr. Younger's life insurance policy. Ideas surface as to what each family member would like to do with this money. The matriarch of the family, Mama, wants to buy a house to fulfill a dream she shared with her husband. Mama's son, Walter Lee wants to feel like a man, and to use the money to invest in a liquor store with his friends. He believes that black folks love to drink alcohol and would supply money and solve the family's financial problems forever. Walter's wife, Ruth, agrees with Mama, however, and hopes that she and Walter can provide more space and opportunity for their son, Travis. Finally, Beneatha, Walter's sister and Mama's daughter, wants to use the money for her medical school tuition. She also wishes that her family members were not so interested in joining the white world. Beneatha instead tries to find her

Produced by
Benedict College Fine Arts Theatre Ensemble

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 3:00pm


Upcoming Events

08/29/2016 - 5:30pm to 09/03/2016 - 9:00pm
08/30/2016 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
10/20/2016 - 8:00am to 10/23/2016 - 11:00pm
11/12/2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm