Bryan Foundation Awards $25,000 to ACC Baseball Championship in Donald Moore's honor

March 29, 2010

Greensboro, N.C. – The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation recently announced that Donald Moore, President and General Manager of the Greensboro Grasshoppers minor league baseball team, earned its 2010 Unsung Community Hero Award. As part of the award, the Bryan Foundation will present $25,000 to the Atlantic Coast Conference in Moore’s honor to be used on behalf of the 2010 ACC Baseball Championship that will be hosted May 26-30 at the Grasshoppers’ NewBridge Bank Park.

“We appreciate having such a terrific partnership with Donald Moore and the Greensboro Grasshoppers”, said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “Donald is certainly deserving of this prominent recognition and what an incredible impact this will have on the ACC Baseball Championship and the City of Greensboro.”

The Bryan Foundation presents the Unsung Community Hero Award annually in recognition of individuals who have made significant contributions to the community, but whose good works are not widely recognized.

"I am extremely humbled to have been selected from amongst my peers for this prestigious distinction,” said Moore. “As a life-long resident of Greensboro, I have tremendous passion for this community and the potential that it holds.”

Full-tournament passes to the 13-game 2010 ACC Championship are currently on sale and are priced at $130 each. Passes may be purchased by calling (336) 268-BALL or by accessing theACC.com/ACCbaseball.

Individual game tickets will go on sale in April. Each game is a separate session requiring a ticket for admission.

Single-game ticket prices for Wednesday, May 26 – Saturday, May 29 are as follows: Reserved seats; $10 for adults and $5 for children, seniors and college students. General admission: $8 for adults and $4 for children, seniors and college students.

For the Championship Game on Sunday, May 30, prices are $15 for adults and $7 for children, seniors and college students.

In addition, the first 200 members of the ACC Kids Club attending on Saturday, May 29 with their ACC Kids Club Identification Card will be admitted free. To register for ACC Kids Club membership, log on to theACC.com/kidsclub

Tournament games will be played at noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday-Saturday, with the Championship game tentatively set for 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The ACC Baseball Championship consistently features teams ranked among the nation’s elite and serves as a springboard into NCAA Tournament play. The past four seasons have seen a total of 10 ACC teams reach the NCAA College World Series.

Virginia, Florida State and Georgia Tech are consensus Top 10 teams in the 2010 preseason rankings. In addition, Clemson, Miami and North Carolina have been ranked among the Top 25 of every major poll. Those six teams, along with Boston College, were 2009 NCAA Tournament participants.