Student-athletes participate in Education Day

DURHAM, N.C. ( – Six NC State and Notre Dame student-athletes participated in the 2015 ACC Baseball Education Day Wednesday morning prior to the first game of the day.

“It’s always great to see our student-athletes interacting with kids,” said Michael Salamino, Director of Baseball Operations for NC State baseball.  “I think it’s great that the ACC and the Durham Bulls give our student-athletes the chance to give back to the local kids.”

Over 400 students from Butner-Stem Elementary School, Sandy Ridge Elementary School, East Lee Middle School, East Chapel Hill High School and Leesville Road High School visited educational vendors set up on the concourse level of Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The elementary students were able to create their own science experiments, participate in arts and crafts, and ask ACC student-athletes questions about life as a collegiate athlete.

The ACC Community Connections Program, now in its fifth full year, takes place at all of the conference’s Olympic sport championships. The program aims to provide local youth the chance to talk with ACC student-athletes, learn about the sport and attend part of the championship.