CHARLOTTE – Students from three schools enjoyed a high-energy literacy pep rally with ACC mascots Nov. 30 at Crown Point Elementary thanks to the ACC’s five-year partnership with United Way of Central Carolinas to promote reading.
Students logged more than 200,000 pages read for three weeks this fall during the ACC United Way Reading Challenge.
The top readers from Clear Creek, Crown Point and Landsdowne elementary schools got to attend and were recognized at the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game on Dec. 1 at Bank of America Stadium.
During the prep rally, Charlotte Hornets arena host Fly Ty led students in chants, songs and dancing. Amy Yakola, executive associate commissioner for the ACC, read “The Book with No Pictures” to the students as the mascots acted it out.
Yakola also presented $1,000 gift cards to each school’s principal.
“Partnering with an organization like the ACC helps bring greater community awareness to United Way’s work,” Chief Development Officer Clint Hill said. “We’re fortunate to partner with the ACC, which is comprised of the very colleges where many of our youth will aspire to attend after graduation.”