ACC Enters The Eighth Year Of The Community School Program #ACCwbb

March 1, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference enters its eighth year of the "ACC Community School Program," which will culminate by allowing an expected record of 12,000 enthusiastic students - representing over 16 county schools districts - to attend the 2011 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 www.learnnc.org.

Capping off the year-long program, students and teachers have the opportunity to attend the ACC Women's Tournament. The Thursday, March 3rd opening round game at 11:00 a.m. is designated as the Elementary School Day Game, and will welcome approximately 6,000 elementary students, while Friday, March 4th's 11:00 a.m. game is designated as the Middle School Day Game, with another 6.000 middle school students expected to participate.

All teachers in attendance of the Tournament in conjunction with the ACC Community School Program will receive the league's first-ever 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 17-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 elizabeth.colamarino@greensboro-nc.gov.

For more information on ACC women's basketball, log onto theACC.com.