March 2, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The University of Miami women's basketball team will visit Greensboro's Alderman Elementary School on Wednesday, March 3, at 12:45 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.

Alderman 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.

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 2010 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, to be held March 4-7 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.