Virginia Tech Hokies Visit High Point's Shadybrook Elementary #ACCwbb

March 2, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team will visit High Point’s Shadybrook Elementary School on Wednesday, March 2, at 1:15 p.m. as part of the Greensboro News & Record’s Newspapers in Education (NIE) program. The team and coaches will interact with the students and speak to them on the values of teamwork, reading and staying in school.

Shadybrook Elementary was named as the site for the visit after winning a contest sponsored by the Official Corporate Partners of the ACC, in conjunction with the Greensboro News & Record’s NIE program. According to school officials, approximately 640 students are expected to participate in this year’s event.

Newspapers in Education is an international cooperative effort among newspapers to help raise civic-minded young readers. It began back in the 1930s when New York City teachers started requesting newspapers to include in their curriculum. Each day, hundreds of newspapers are delivered to Triad area schools through the News & Record NIE program. Teachers use the newspapers as a tool to educate children about the community and help promote literacy.

Tickets for the 2011 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, to be held March 3-6 at the Greensboro Coliseum, are currently on sale at the Coliseum advance box office, Ticketmaster outlets, on-line at www.ticketmaster.com and by charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000.

Specifics of School Day Visit:

DATE: Wednesday, March 2
TIME: 1:15 p.m.
LOCATION: Shadybrook Elementary School
503 Shadybrook Road, High Point, NC 27265
(336) 819-2950

The 34th Annual ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off at approximately 11 a.m. ET tomorrow, March 3, and will conclude with a 1 p.m. championship contest on Sunday, March 6. The title game, as well as the semifinals, will be broadcast by Fox Sports Net (FSN) in HD, while the 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. games on Thursday, March 3, and Friday, March 4, will be televised on the league’s regional package (RSN).

For more information, visit the official site of the 2011 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament at www.theACC.com/SheCanPlay. Fans can also follow the upcoming Tournament games on Twitter at @ACCwbb.