ACC to Honor Armed Forces at ACC Baseball Championship

Military Day initiatives to include parachute team delivering game ball.

DURHAM, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference will honor America by recognizing the men and women of the Armed Forces during the 2016 ACC Baseball Championship Game on Sunday, May 29.

The All Veteran Group Parachute Team will be delivering the game ball. The group of former and present military members has conducted over 50,000 parachute jumps and will have three members parachute into the ballpark prior to the game.

The first pitch will be thrown by Lieutenant Colonel Dwyer of the United States Army, who has served four combat tours in Afghanistan. His military decorations and awards include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge.

Haley Hall will be performing the national anthem, and she will also perform God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch.

-ACC-

2016 ACC Baseball Championship: The 2016 ACC Baseball Championship will be played May 24-29 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina. The first round and pool play will be broadcast on RSN, with the championship game on Sunday televised on ESPN2. To purchase tickets and for more information on the full week of ACC festivities visit http://theacc.co/BASEChamp.