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Week of events includes Military Appreciation Day, Education Day and FanFest.
DURHAM, N.C. – Below is information on a number of initiatives surrounding the 2015 ACC Baseball Championship. For more information on each, please click the link in the title.
Coverage & Social Information
The 2015 ACC Baseball Championship will be played May 19-24 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The 10-team tournament will conclude with the championship game at 1 p.m. on Sunday, which will be nationally televised by ESPN2. The play-in and pool play games on Tuesday-Saturday will be televised on RSN. Following each game, postgame press conferences with the head coach and selected players will be streamed live on theACC.com. Fans can view these at http://theacc.co/BASE15pressers.
Fans can find complete coverage of the week and join in the conversation by liking the ACC’s official Facebook page; following @theACC and @ACCBaseball on Twitter, following @ACCPIX on Instagram and Snapchat or by searching for #ACCBase. The ACC Digital Network will capture the Must See Moments, unique performance plays and sound with all highlights available at theACC.com.
Wounded Warrior Project & Military Appreciation Day
The ACC will honor America by recognizing the men and women of the Armed Forces during the ACC Baseball Championship Game on Sunday, May 24. Wounded Warrior Project® members and their guests have been invited to the game for a VIP experience and on-field recognition, continuing the ACC’s 10 year partnership with the organization. The All Veteran Group Parachute team will be delivering the game ball and the first pitch will be thrown by Master Sergeant Lelia Collins of the Air Force Reserve.
Field of Dreams
The ACC will welcome local youth baseball teams and the ACC Kids Club to participate in a ‘Field of Dreams’ initiative during the ACC Baseball Championship. Kids will join the ACC baseball teams on the baseline for team introductions and the national anthem.
The ACC will host Education Day during the 2015 ACC Baseball Championship Game on Wednesday, May 20. Approximately 400 students from Butner-Stem Elementary School, Sandy Ridge Elementary School, East Lee Middle School, East Chapel Hill High School and Leesville Road High School will attend the 11 a.m. game, with initiatives including education stations throughout the ballpark.
Teachers of the Year
The ACC continued an initiative to recognize local Teachers of the Year by inviting them to ACC Championship events. The Durham Public Schools Teacher of the Year finalists and their guests were invited to attend the championship game of the ACC Baseball Championship.
The inaugural ACC Baseball Championship FanFest presented by Quintiles will be held just outside Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Friday, May 22, from 2 until 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. The free event, held on Blackwell Street, will serve as the official pregame destination for fans and will feature attractions from the ACC Corporate Champions, live entertainment, free face painting, official championship merchandise, food trucks, and fun for the entire family.