Radio Facts: Sheryl Underwood Radio will live stream a 24-hour Black Radio Solidarity Day RadioThon to raise money for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, HBCU Radio Stations and Pack Rat Foundation for Education’s HBCU Initiatives. The radiothon is Thursday, June 1 through Friday, June 2 at The J Spot, a comedy club owned by Underwood’s friend and fraternity brother of Phi Beta Sigma, entertainer J. Anthony Brown. The event is open to the public and will be streamed live on Facebook.Celebrities, entertainers, athletes, community leaders, philanthropists and Greek letter organizations are invited to stop by The J Spot during the radiothon to sit-in and talk about their HBCU connection or experience. The J Spot is located at 5581 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA.Sheryl Underwood: “For many deserving students, HBCUs are a vital link to a higher education and economic opportunity, yet resources coming into the institutions continue to dwindle. The radiothon is one way that we want to help.” Underwood adds, “We created a platform for people to support individual HBCUs through online giving directly through each participating institution’s online donation link.” She adds, “Our goal with the radiothon is to bring awareness to the role that HBCUs play in making dreams of a college education come true. This is something that we can do to make a difference in the lives of deserving students. This is the first radiothon, but it definitely won’t be the last.”Why Black Radio Solidarity Day? “Because Black Radio comes together for a great cause to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs),” according to Underwood. “We came together first for “Black Radio Solidarity Day: Driving Souls to the Polls” in support of the November elections. Tom Joyner supports HBCUs. Steve Harvey provides mentoring to young African American boys at his ranch and I am 23rd International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, a Greek-letter organization committed to community service. We all knew that we’d come together to do something good in the neighborhood.”STOP BY or CALL-IN : BLACK RADIO SOLIDARITY DAY24-Hour RADIOTHON To Benefit HBCUsJune 1 – 2 at The J Spot in Los AngelesDoors Open at 9:30 am on Thursday, June 1STOP BY or CALL-IN on THURSDAY, JUNE 1!RadioThon Dates: June 1 – June 2Location: The J Spot5581 W Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CACALL-IN: 1-855-SHERYL-1The public can call 1-855-Sheryl-1 or use social media to offer on-air challenges to organizations and individuals to match or surpass their donations.Support HBCUs Through Giving ONLINELinks to HBCU donation pages are at www.blackradiosolidarityday.com. Donations to Pack Rat Foundation For Education can be made on the site as well. Listeners of Sheryl Underwood Radio and people interested in supporting HBCUs should visit the website, find the HBCU or HBCU Radio Station they want to support, and then click the link to give.Pack Rat Foundation For Education (PRFFE) (a California 501(c)3 organization) raises awareness and funds for all Historically Black Colleges and Universities. PRFFE initiatives include: College Reporter Internships; Civic Justice Initiative – Town Hall Meetings and Panel Discussions; HBCU Sports Initiative; Urban Symphony: A Concert of All-American and the Get Your Praise On: HBCU Choir Sing Off.For more information call 1-855-Sheryl-1 or visit www.blackradiosolidarityday.com.
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