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Local veterans perform anthem and participate in pregame ceremony
GREENSBORO, NC – The Atlantic Coast Conference will honor America by recognizing the men and women of the Armed Forces during the 2015 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament semifinal games on Saturday, March 7.
The ACC is once again collaborating with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to invite WWP injured service members and their guests to the game. Over 130 soldiers and family members will participate in the event. All participants will enjoy hospitality and game tickets, and the soldiers will each be recognized on court during a pregame ceremony.
In addition, Sergeant First Class Tavares Josey will be performing the national anthem before the first semifinal game. Josey is a Platoon Sergeant in the Warrior Transition Battalion and has been honored with the Army Accommodation Medal, Army Achieve Medical, Army Service School Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon and Drill Sergeant Badge.
This marks the 10th year that the ACC and WWP have combined forces for a championship event. In addition to the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, the ACC and WWP team up for the ACC Football Championship Game, ACC Tournament, ACC Baseball Championship and other ACC Championships every year.
Wounded Warrior Project® is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. With the goal of making a positive, lasting impact on the lives of injured service members, WWP is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs. For more information, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.