ACC and Wounded Warrior Project® Team Up at Football Championship Game


Local veterans to participate in ceremonial coin toss, Thompson Square to perform anthem.

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Atlantic Coast Conference will honor America by recognizing the men and women of the Armed Forces during the 2014 ACC Dr Pepper Football Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The ACC is once again collaborating with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to invite WWP injured service members and their guests to the game. The ten invited WWP families will have VIP hospitality at FanFest, VIP viewing of the Thompson Square and Chase Rice concerts and pregame sideline access. In addition, three of these heroes will take part in the pregame coin toss on field. 

This marks the tenth year that the ACC and WWP have combined forces for the coin toss at the league's annual Football Championship game, as WWP has been a part of every ACC Football Championship Game. In addition, the ACC and WWP team up for the ACC Baseball Championship, ACC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments 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.

The national anthem will be performed by multi-platinum national recording duo Thompson Square. During the anthem, the American flag will be held by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.