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Organizers of the Arlington Football Showdown, an inaugural pigskin matchup between Southern University and Texas Southern University, will host several cultural, fundraising and educational events next week leading up to the weekend game.Events kick off Thursday with a Career Fairthat will feature 20 Historically Black Colleges and other universities.

The Career Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Arlington Independent School District Arts and Athletics Complex, 1001 E. Division St., in Arlington. It is free and open to students and their parents.

Comedy Show

Friday night, comedians Joe Torry, who played the character Chicago in 1993’s Poetic Justice, Damon Williams, who has appeared on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Kelly Kellz of HBO’s All Def Comedy and Junior, of the Steve Harvey Morning Show, all will headline a comedy revue.

The show begins at 8 p.m. at Arlington’s Twice as Funny Comedy Lounge, 1010 N. Collins St. Tickets are between $20 and $35.

Fairway

Friday, Oct. 8., alumni, golfers and HBCU supporters will tee off at 8:30 a.m. at the Fairway Rivalry Scholarship Golf Tournament. The tournament will be played at Texas Rangers Golf Club, 701 Brown Blvd., in Arlington. Proceeds from the tournament will fund scholarships at both universities.

To compete in the golf tournament, or to donate to the fundraiser, contact organizers at (214) 212-2927.

Football

The week culminates with the football matchup between the two universities.

The game will be played at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, in Globe Life Park, in Arlington.

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Game tickets are $20 and are available at Fort Worth’s The Dock bookshop, 6637 Meadowbrook Drive, in Fort Worth.

For more information, call (817) 457-5700 or email info@thedockbookshop.com.

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