THE BIG PITCH presented by PNC will be here before you know it! Ten finalists will compete for a shot at a share of $40,000 in start-up capital on Saturday, November 18 before a panel of judges, potential investors, and a live audience who will select the People’s Choice award winner. Get your tickets now!
“We are excited to spotlight this year’s BIG PITCH venue, The Negro Southern League Museum,” said Deon Gordon, REV’s Director of Business Growth. “We are looking forward to having all THE BIG PITCH participants and guests experience The Negro Southern League Museum.”
Opened in August 2015, the museum tells the history of black baseball in America through the eyes of Birmingham, Alabama. It is thought that more Negro League players came out of Birmingham than any other city due to its Industrial League.
“The Negro Southern League Museum is excited to host THE BIG PITCH,” said Natasha Rogers, director of the museum. “Small businesses are a vital component and major contributor to the strength of our local community. Hosting the event at The Negro Southern League Museum not only brings awareness to the talented innovators, but it also provides us with an opportunity to remind the community of the Negro Southern League’s impact on and off the field.”
Make plans to join us at THE BIG PITCH on November 18! Get your tickets now at www.bigpitchbham.com, and follow REV Birmingham on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see profiles, photos and videos of the finalists.
Magic City Match is a program that transforms lives and opens doors for Black entrepreneurs and business owners. Led by REV Birmingham and powered by Prosper, this initiative aims to create opportunities for Black-owned businesses by matching them with brick-and-mortar spaces where they can thrive. After a successful pilot program in 2022, Magic City Match is back in action and ready to empower a new wave of entrepreneurs.
One of the most legendary and storied neighborhoods of Birmingham is Woodlawn. It is a community, anchored by one of the great public high schools of Birmingham, that has produced many citizens who contributed to the life of our city and has had an impact beyond the neighborhood itself. In a short post like this true justice cannot be done to the rich heritage and legacy of Woodlawn. However, we hope that this narrative brings together many of the diverse threads that make up the fabric of the community’s historic arc in a concise piece.
Woof, woof! I’ve been having an absolute blast visiting my sister in Downtown Birmingham. I can hardly wait to share all the details with you once you return from your vacation. In the meantime, I wanted to put paw to paper and tell you all about it, with the hope of convincing you that moving Downtown could be the most wonderful decision ever.