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Kannapolis YMCA Reading Stars Attend ACC Championship Football Game

In the inaugural year of their five-year partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference, the ACC donated $10,000 to United Way during the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game. The funds will be invested in programs focused on reading comprehension and student attendance – two key components in United Way’s work to raise graduation rates.

Additionally, about 300 students from 18 participating agencies received tickets to the sold-out Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game for participating in the ACC/United Way Reading and Attendance Challenge. The Kannapolis YMCA’s After School Program participated in the three-week reading challenge. Children who read the most in their group during the challenge won two ACC Championship tickets. The child who read the most out of all of the groups won four tickets to the game. Each winner was also awarded $25 to spend at the game.

Congratulations to our winners: Gracie, Ladazjah, Wesly and the overall winner, with 587 minutes of reading time, Kyleigh! We would also like to thank United Way of Central Carolinas and the Atlantic Coast Conference for providing the tickets to the ACC Championship game this past Saturday!