ACC Enters Seventh Year of ACC Community School Program

Feb. 23, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – The Atlantic Coast Conference enters its seventh year of the “ACC Community School Program”, which will culminate by allowing an expected record of 15,000 enthusiastic students--representing over 18 county schools districts--to attend the 2010 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum.

This educational partnership was created and developed in 2004 and now includes a broad based elementary and middle school curriculum guide. The curriculum and lesson plans relate to ACC women’s basketball and are available to teachers in physical education, science, social studies, math, language arts, and character development. Approved lesson plans are posted on

Capping off the year-long program, students and teachers have the opportunity to attend the ACC Women’s Tournament. The Thursday, March 4th opening round game at 11:00 a.m. is designated as the Elementary School Day Game, and will welcome approximately 7,800 elementary students, nearly 2,000 more than last year. Guilford County will be bringing 33 elementary schools of the 65 in the district. The Friday, March 5th 11:00 a.m. game is designated as the Middle School Day Game, and will expect 7.200 middle school students to participate.

In conjunction with the Thursday School Day game, the Guilford County Schools’ Superintendent, Maurice “Mo” Green, will perform a ceremonial tip-off.

School Board members in attendance will also receive the league’s first educational video for women’s basketball targeted towards elementary and middle school students, primarily young women, appropriately titled, “Life Lessons, On and Off the Court.” The 20-minute educational video is intended to motivate and inspire young women by focusing on character traits necessary for success and balance in life.

For more information on purchasing tickets for your students and participating in this exciting educational event, contact Elizabeth Colamarino at 336-433-7261 or