ACC Mascots Participate in Outreach during ACC Football Championship Game

League mascots to visit Orange Center Elementary, Florida Hospital and Give Kids the World Village 


ORLANDO, Fla. – The Atlantic Coast Conference mascots will visit Orange Center Elementary, Florida Hospital for Children, and Give Kids the World Village as part of outreach initiatives for the 2016 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game.

On Friday, Dec. 2, the ACC mascots will participate in an assembly at Orange Center Elementary School from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. During the visit, the ACC, in partnership with the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers initiative, will provide a DonorsChoose.org gift card to help fund classroom projects. The school will also receive college banners to be displayed in classrooms to inspire a college-going culture, as a part of the CFP Foundation’s College Banner Program. 

Later that day, the ACC mascots will visit Florida Hospital for Children from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. During the visit, the mascots will visit rooms and children will have the opportunity to have their photo taken. Florida Hospital for Children is a seven-story wonderland of adventure, health and healing where each floor takes design cues from the magical worlds of Disney.

Capping off the weekend of outreach, the ACC mascots will visit Give Kids the World Village from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Give Kids the World Village is a 79-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides week-long, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Mascots will meet and greet the children and their families around the Towne Hall and Gingerbread House.

2016 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship: The 2016 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will kick off at 8 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium.  The game will be nationally televised on ABC and will feature the Atlantic Division Co-Champion, Clemson, against the Coastal Division Champion, Virginia Tech.  To purchase tickets, and for more information on the full weekend of ACC festivities, visit accchampionship.com.