Proceeds of the game allow the New York Urban League to deliver services in education and scholarships. Whitney M. Young, Jr. who the scholarship was named after; won an impressive reputation as a nationalblack activist who helped bridge the gap between white political and business leaders and poor blacks and militants.
The original Yankee Stadium was host to the annual New York Urban League football game from 1968-73 and '76-87. Morgan State played 11 times in the contest, going 1-10 as they faced off against Grambling and head coach Eddie Robinson each time. For Hampton, it will mark their first football game at Yankee Stadium (original or current).