The Clemson womenâ€™s basketball team, along with J.J. Jumper, the official mascot of NCAA Basketball, will visit Greensboroâ€™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 & Recordâ€™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 Womenâ€™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 www.ticketmaster.com and by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.