ACC Mascots to Visit Presbyterian Hemby Children's Hospital in Charlotte

Nov. 30, 2011

Charlotte, N.C. ( - The 12 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) mascots will visit Presbyterian Hemby Children's Hospital on Friday, Dec. 2 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. as part of an outreach initiative for the 2011 ACC Dr Pepper Football Championship Game. Children will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with their favorite ACC mascot during the visit and will be given a framed photo of the experience.

Presbyterian Hemby Children's Hospital offers expert specialty care in more than 25 areas of pediatric medicine and is dedicated to providing compassionate care in a child-friendly environment. With a playroom, teen room, playground and movie theatre Hemby ensures that kids can really be kids - even when they are in the hospital.

"We are so excited about the ACC mascots visiting Hemby," said Elizabeth Gray, CCLS, child life coordinator. "Special visitors give our patients and families something fun to look forward to, and they really brighten up their days. It means a lot and speaks to the character of the ACC that they are willing to take time from such a busy weekend to visit our kids."

Also joining the ACC mascots are 2011 ACC Football Award Winners Mike London from Virginia (Coach of the Year) and the 2011 Piccolo Award Winner, which will be announced by the ACC Friday.

About the 2011 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game: The 2011 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will be played December 3, at 8 p.m. at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium and will feature Atlantic Division Champion Clemson against Coastal Division Champion Virginia Tech. Tickets for the game are sold out. For all ACC Football Championship Game and ticket information visit the league's official website at or The game will be nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN 3-D. The official Twitter hashtag for the event is #ACCfcg