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Event Schedule

Marketplace and networking festivities will take place all day long! 


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Protect Your Squad Day Party
Friday, April 21, 2023 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Calling all college students and young adults. Join Ohio's safe driving movement. Going out for a night on the town with friends? Protect Your Squad! Volunteer to be the sober companion. We're celebrating the Protect Your Squad movement with a day party. Friday, April 21 @ the Forum. Good food, fun people, and nonstop entertainment from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The word is out. Protect your squad!

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Black Wall Street Marketplace
All Day Long!

Fine arts, HBCU gear, unique collectables, cosmetics and beauty products made for us, by us. Browse the Black Wall Street Marketplace at the All-Star Game & Extravaganza. Find that one special item you have been looking for but could not find anywhere, until now! Friendly vendors who are excited to answer your questions or just engage in a good conversation with you. It's all at the marketplace waiting for you.

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Pregame Party Entertainment Club
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The ultimate pregame party experience on the club level before the game.

Sit back and relax or get up and dance to Funk and R&B at the Throwback Club.

Get your Wobble on at the Line Dance Club. Entertain and be entertained at the Sing and Hangout. This one is for the grown folk.

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Crane Group presents the College, Career & Community Fair
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

In the market for a career position? Just out of college, looking to land that first opportunity? Bring your employment search to the place where employers are looking for someone like you. Upload your resume, and you may be interviewed when you arrive. And we’ll have colleges recruiting high school students and community-based organizations offering family enrichment services. Bring the entire family.



Greater Columbus Basketball Legends Hall of Fame Induction Celebration
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Honoring GCBLA Founder the late Skip Young. Celebrate with the greatest professional and collegiate basketball players of all time, from Central Ohio. The annual induction program honors legendary players, coaches and basketball influencers. Experience emotional acceptance remarks and the lighthearted banter of old rivals. Photo opportunities and autographs are available to guests. This event is FREE with any All-Star game ticket $15 and up.

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Victoria's Secret & Co. presents The Women’s EmpowHER: "Connecting through our Stories" Mixer & Panel Discussion
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

A conversation will be lead by leaders of the National Pan-Hellenic Council’s Sororities at The Ohio State University. Stories and experiences will be told with hopes of bringing light to the accomplishments, challenges, and importance of womanhood and sisterhood from a variety of personal testimonies. Our intended audience of this panel is not just for women, but all the supporters and allies of Black women in Columbus. 


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Invest in You powered by Huntington
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Weary of all the boring financial planning presentations? Get ready for an engaging wealth-building panel discussion! This conversation will be anything but boring! Topics are relevant to your circumstances. Meet our experts. Join the conversation. Real people talk about solutions you can quickly adopt to improve your financial position. Don’t miss the Invest in You powered by Huntington.


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HBCU College Basketball All-Star Game
TIP-OFF: 5:00 PM

Top players from HBCUs around the country vs. dynamic players from universities across Ohio. Exciting basketball that will bring you out of your seat. The college all-stars bring their best game to the Schott. Route for the all-star from your university or cheer on all of these NBA hopefuls and enjoy the halftime show with the Wilberforce Marching Band and funkmaster Bootsy Collins. This is a FANtastic experience!

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World-Class R&B Concert featuring The Isley Brothers
Following The All-Star Game

 The hottest concert performance of the year! Following the game @ Schottenstein Center.

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