BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Two Louisiana HBCUs will be receiving a $100,000 donation each from AT&T and the NBA.

Funds from the donation will be going to support academic resources, athletics and wellness services at Southern University and Grambling State University, according to a news release from AT&T.

“AT&T is excited to be back for our second year as a presenting partner for the NBA HBCU Classic,” said Michelle Jordan, chief diversity officer at AT&T. “The education and experience provided at HBCUs is a valuable part of Black culture, and these schools produce some of the smartest young minds in our country, who eventually become leaders of companies like AT&T.”

The NBA HBCU Classic is set for Saturday, Feb. 18 in Salt Lake City, Utah at 4 p.m. ET. The game will air on TNT, ESPN2 and NBA TV.

“We’re honored to be part of an entire weekend dedicated to celebrating and uplifting HBCU students to support their education and athletic aspirations, helping them reach greater possibilities,” said Jordan.

Officials from Grambling State and Southern University are looking forward to participating in the NBA HBCU Classic.

“We are extremely excited and honored to represent Grambling State University at the NBA HBCU Classic. Grambling State is an iconic name brand. We knew when this opportunity was presented to us, it was the right decision to not only bring SWAC basketball to the NBA All-Star, but to continue to bring awareness and increased support to HBCU athletics.”

Grambling Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Trayvean Scott

“I am very excited for our student-athletes, fans, supporters and alumni that we will take part in the second NBA HBCU Classic during NBA All-Star. This allows Southern University’s brand to be showcased globally and we appreciate the NBA’s commitment to supporting our HBCU institutions. We are excited for everyone to see one of the great and historic rivalries between Grambling State and Southern University and to showcase the excellence and talent that has come to define student-athletes from the SWAC and HBCUs.”

Southern Director of Athletics Roman Banks