Tyson Foods becomes first title sponsor of the Black College World Series

Contact: Gary Mickelson

SPRINGDALE, Ark.—To support student-athletes at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Tyson Foods recently announced that it will be the title sponsor of the Black College World Series (BCWS) in each of the next three years.

The Tyson Foods Black College World Series for 2022 will be played from May 11-15 at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama, and will involve eight HBCU baseball teams. The top team from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II bracket in the tournament will face off against the top team from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) bracket to determine the champion.

"The Black College World Series has sought to identify partners who share our vision to elevate the experiences of student athletes at HBCUs and provide a platform to showcase talent within Black college baseball,” said Gavin King, chair of the BCWS Montgomery Advisory Committee. “Our new partnership with Tyson Foods allows us to do just that; we are incredibly pleased to have Tyson Foods as title sponsor for the next three years. Together, we look forward to welcoming the competing schools, fans, alumni and everyone else who will join us.”

King is a 2017 graduate of Mississippi State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in music. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and was elected Student Association Attorney General. Since 2020, King has served as president of the MSU Alumni Association’s Montgomery, Alabama, chapter and was a mentor in last fall’s inaugural launch of the Bulldog Network mentoring program.

Currently, King is an attorney with the Beasley Allen law firm.

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