Clemson women’s basketball team headed to Jones Elementary School today at 1pm

Posted by Andy Durham on March 4, 2009 at 11:15 am under College | Comments are off for this article

The Clemson women’s basketball team, along with J.J. Jumper, the official mascot of NCAA Basketball, will visit Greensboro’s Jones Elementary School TODAY at 1:00 p.m. The team and J.J. will interact with the students and speak to them on the values of teamwork.

Jones 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 News & Record’s Newspapers In Education (NIE) program.

Newspapers in Education (NIE) 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 2009 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, to be held March 5-8 at the Greensboro Coliseum, are currently on sale at the Coliseum advance box office, Ticketmaster outlets, on-line at and by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

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