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Week of events includes outreach events, Legends Brunch and FanFest.
GREENSBORO, NC – Below is information on a number of initiatives surrounding the 2015 New York Life ACC Tournament. For more information on each, please click the link in the title.
Coverage & Social Information
The 2015 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will be played March 4-8 in the Greensboro Coliseum. The 15-team tournament will conclude with the championship game at 1 p.m. on Sunday, which will be nationally televised by ESPN. The first and second rounds and the quarterfinals of the tournament will be broadcast on RSN, while the semifinals will be on ESPNU. Following each game, postgame press conferences with the head coach and selected players will be streamed live on theACC.com.
Fans can find complete coverage of the week and join in the conversation by liking the ACC’s official Facebook page; following @theACC and @ACCWBB on Twitter, following @ACCPIX on Instagram and Snapchat or by searching for #ACCWBB. The ACC Digital Network will capture the Must See Moments, unique performance plays and sound with all highlights available at theACC.com.
ACC Fan App
The Official ACC Championship App can be found as a free download in the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores. The app consists of a variety of extensive content designed to enhance the game-day experience by delivering schedules, maps, live game radio broadcast audio, live game scores and stats, real-time social streams and more.
Wear Pink Wednesday
The ACC Women's Basketball Tournament is hosting Wear Pink Wednesday on Wednesday, March 4 to honor those in the community who have been touched by cancer. Participating organizations include the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and Earlier.org, a partner of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament. Over the course of this 16-year relationship, the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament has generated over $175,000 for Earlier.org in support of its mission to identify a biological earlier detection test for breast cancer. During a timeout of the Championship game on Sunday, March 8, a $10,000 donation will be presented on behalf of the ACC and the Greensboro Coliseum.
Teachers of the Year
The ACC continued an initiative to recognize local Teachers of the Year by inviting them to ACC Championship events. The Guilford County Schools 2015 Teacher of the Year finalists and their guests were invited to attend the championship game of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament.
ACC School Partnership
The ACC enters its 12th year of the “ACC Community School Day Program,” which will culminate by allowing more than 12,000 enthusiastic students - representing 12 county schools districts - to attend the 2015 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum. The PTA presidents from participating schools have also been invited and will have the opportunity to play “Simon Sez” during halftime of the 6 p.m. game. The winner will receive a $1,000 Food Lion gift card for his or her school.
In addition to school attendance at the Tournament, the No. 15 seed will visit an elementary school on Tuesday, March 3 as part of the Greensboro News & Record’s Newspapers in Education (NIE) program presented by the Official Corporate Champions of the ACC. The school visited will be the winner of the NIE “ACC Team Spirit” video contest. Top grade winners will also receive free tickets to ACC Mascot Night and other ACC prizes.
Wounded Warrior Project & National Anthem
The ACC is once again collaborating with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to invite WWP injured service members and their guests to the semifinal games on Saturday, March 7. 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.
ACC Mascot Outreach
The Atlantic Coast Conference mascots will visit Guilford Elementary School (9:30 – 11 am) as part of an outreach initiative for the 2015 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament. During the visit, children will have the opportunity to learn more about the conference, have their photo taken with their favorite ACC mascots and participate in basketball drills.
ACC Mascot Night presented by Food Lion
The mascots from each of the 15 ACC institutions will be on hand at the Greensboro Coliseum to greet and interact with patrons, pose for photos and bring family fun to those in attendance for Session 8 (6 & 8 p.m. games) as part of the fifth annual “Mascot Night presented by Food Lion” on Friday, March 6. Fans can also see their favorite mascots throughout the week, at a local Food Lion and on the morning news.
ACC Legends Brunch
The ACC Women’s Basketball Legends Brunch will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Legends will then be introduced to the Coliseum crowd at halftime of the first semifinal game that afternoon. More information on the class of 2015 ACC Women’s Basketball Legends can be found at theACC.com/legends.
ACC FanFest, presented by the Official Corporate Champions of the ACC, will take place beginning Wednesday, March 4 and run through Sunday, March 8, with live music, games and entertainment for ACC fans. ACC FanFest will be held in and around the 30,000-square-foot Pavilion adjacent to the main entrance of the Greensboro Coliseum. The free event will feature ACC Corporate Champion attractions, live entertainment, appearances by the ACC mascots, an interactive sport court, an ACC Trivia game show, free face painting, food/drinks, an official Tournament merchandise store, interactive games and novelty stations, daily giveaways, ACC Legends autograph signing, and fun for the entire family.