ACC and Wounded Warrior Project® Team Up at New York Life ACC Tournament

Local veterans to enjoy a VIP experience 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 2016 New York Life ACC Tournament championship game on Saturday, March 12.

The ACC is once again collaborating with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to invite WWP injured service members and their guests to the game. The two invited Warriors and family members will have VIP hospitality in the arena and Championship Game tickets. In addition, these two heroes will take part in a special pregame ceremony on the court, while the colors will be presented by a joint-service Color Guard.

The ceremony will be preceded by the singing of God Bless America by the T.C. Williams High School Choir. The National Anthem will then be performed by members of the United States Army Band, Master Sergeant Bob McDonald and Master Sergeant Caleb Green.

This marks the 11th year of the ACC and WWP combining forces for championship events. In addition to the ACC Tournament, the ACC and WWP team up for the ACC Football Championship Game, ACC Women’s Basketball 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


2016 New York Life ACC Tournament: The 2016 New York Life ACC Tournament will be played March 8-12 in the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. The tournament will begin on Tuesday and will conclude with a primetime championship game on Saturday. All games will be nationally televised by ESPN and the ACC Network. For more information on the full week of ACC festivities visit