ACC Donates Football Championship Gear Overseas


Over 700 items donated annually through World Vision program.

CHARLOTTE, NC – For the ninth-consecutive year, the Atlantic Coast Conference has participated in the World Vision’s “Gifts-in-Kind” Program, which allows the league to donate its runner-up championship gear to those in need in developing countries.  The league has donated every year since the first ACC Football Championship Game in 2005. 

“For families who struggle to cover the cost of food and shelter, new clothing is often a luxury they cannot afford,” said Jim Fischerkeller, senior director of Corporate Engagement for World Vision.  “The donated clothing will be part of World Vision’s work with communities to find holistic and sustainable solutions to poverty.”

The ACC donates over 700 items annually, including the runner-up gear from the Football Championship Game, Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments and Baseball Championship.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.  World Vision has 45,000 staff in nearly 100 countries providing emergency assistance to children and families affected by natural disasters and civil conflict, as well as working with communities to develop long-term solutions to alleviate poverty and advocate for justice on behalf of the poor.