ACC Donates Football Championship Gear Overseas

Dec. 1, 2011

Charlotte, N.C. (theACC.com) - This year marks the seventh consecutive year that the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has participated in the World Vision’s “Gifts-in-Kind” Program, which allows the league to donate its runner-up championship gear to those in need in third world countries.

The ACC donates around 600 items annually, including the runner-up gear from the annual Football Championship Game, Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments and Baseball Tournament.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Founded in 1950, World Vision serves the world’s poorest children and families in nearly 100 countries. The organization has procured, processed and shipped billions of dollars in donated products to support emergency relief and long-term community development in the U.S. and around the world for more than 20 years.

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 www.theACC.com or www.ACCFootballCharlotte.com. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN 3-D. The official Twitter hashtag for the event is #ACCfcg