Baptist continues strong presence at Southern Heritage Classic

Baptist team members and Baptist Health Sciences University students came out in force to encourage Southern Heritage Classic attendees to take control of their health.

The Southern Heritage Classic is an annual weekend of events surrounding a football game between Tennessee State University and Jackson State University.

On Friday, Sept. 11, team members were at Tiger Lane bright and early for the Tom Joyner Morning Show, a nationally syndicated radio show that held a live remote from the Liberty Bowl, the site of the Classic. The next day, Baptist offered free blood pressure checks ‒ given by Baptist Health Sciences University respiratory therapy students ‒ at the Baptist Operation Outreach mobile health care clinic, which was parked at the Liberty Bowl.

Throughout the weekend, the Baptist team talked to attendees about the “Who has the Most Heart?” challenge, a partnership between Baptist and the American Heart Association that makes it easy for users to keep track of their blood pressure and other key health indicators. TSU and JSU fans compete to see who can take control of their health by checking and improving their blood pressure. The winning team earns a $5,000 scholarship for their school, which the winning school can give to a student of its choice who meets the Baptist Scholarship Guidelines. 4,000 people signed up for the challenge during the Classic.

Anyone can participate in the challenge. To sign up, please visit

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