Charlotte's 2010 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Committee Announces Honorary Chairpersons
Oct. 21, 2009
Charlotte, N.C. - The Charlotte organizers for the 2010 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game today announced that esteemed Charlotte civic leaders Harvey Gantt and Hugh McColl Jr. have agreed to serve as honorary chairpersons for the 2010 game.
Gantt, a renowned architect and politician, served as Mayor of Charlotte from 1983-1987. He is the cofounder and partner of Charlotte-based Gantt Huberman Architects. He served on the Charlotte City Council from 1974-1983.
McColl is the retired CEO of Bank of America. From 1982-2001, he led the bank to national prominence and growth resulting in one of the largest banks in the nation. He launched McColl Partners, an investment banking firm, in 2001. He is a member of the North Carolina and South Carolina Business Halls of Fame.
Both men are integral parts of the Charlotte community through business dealings and various civic and charitable associations.
"The ACC Football Championship Game Local Organizing Committee considers it a privilege to have Harvey Gantt and Hugh McColl act as honorary chairpersons for the 2010 ACC Football Championship game in Charlotte," said Johnny Harris, Chair of Charlotte's Local Organizing Committee for the game. "Through their tireless efforts, they have helped establish Charlotte as a destination city for sports fans and casual travelers."
"Both men have dedicated an immense deal of time and effort into making Charlotte a truly great city in which to live and work, and a community where major events such as the ACC Championship game can thrive. We look forward to working together to make the ACC Football Championship game one of the most successful events in Charlotte history."
The Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship games will be played in Charlotte on December 4, 2010 and December 3, 2011. The games will be held at Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers and the Meineke Car Care Bowl.