Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic donates $250K to Thurgood Marshall College Fund

4-school event, highlighting HBCU life, to be played at Pru Center on Feb. 4

The second annual Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic, to be played Feb. 4 at the Prudential Center, already is making an impact.

On Monday, leaders from the event announced that they have made a $250,000 donation to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

The Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic is a college basketball showcase featuring Historically Black Colleges and Universities. It was created by actor and producer Michael B. Jordan, WME Sports (the sports division of WME, an Endeavor company), Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment and Scout Sports and Entertainment, a division of Horizon Media.

This year’s event features games between Morgan State University and Delaware State University and Norfolk State University versus Hampton University.

Harry L. Williams.

The $250,000 check was presented to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund CEO, Harry L. Williams, on behalf of Jordan, HBSE and Scout Sports by host and Legacy Classic ambassador Terrence J during the 35th Annual Anniversary Gala this past weekend.

“We are grateful for the kind donation from the Legacy Classic,” Williams said. “We are always proud to partner with them, especially for this special event that will be nationally televised, which showcases some of our outstanding HBCUs. This donation will continue to allow us to change the world, one leader at a time.”

The second year of the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic will once again feature an immersive cultural experience highlighting additional elements of HBCU life, including a band showcase, a live musical performance, career opportunities and more. Additional ancillary programming will be announced in the coming weeks ahead of the event.

Organizers felt last year’s inaugural event at Prudential Center was an unprecedented celebration of the legacy and future of HBCU excellence — one that elevated HBCU athletics and culture on a national stage.

This year’s event will be aired on TNT.

Tickets, which start at $20, are available here. For group opportunities and experiences for 10-plus people, contact 973-757-6000 or email groupevents@prucenter.com.