|Carrier Classic service projects receive CASE Circle of Excellence award|
|Wednesday, June 20, 2012|
The General Alumni Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received national recognition for its alumni clubs’ service projects connected to the Carrier Classic basketball game last Veterans Day.
The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education awarded the alumni association a Gold Award in the category of individual special events, picked from among 69 entries in that category of its 2012 Circle of Excellence Awards.
On Nov. 11, 2011, the UNC men’s basketball team played Michigan State in the Carrier Classic, the first college basketball game aboard an aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, in San Diego. President Barack Obama attended the game.
As part of their annual Tar Heel Service Days, Carolina Clubs across the nation held game-viewing parties and sponsored efforts to support members of the military, veterans and their families. More than 3,100 alumni and fans contributed more than $14,500, donated more than 11,000 items, packed more than 250 care packages and wrote more than 350 notes and postcards for veterans and military support groups.
This year, 567 higher education institutions, independent schools and nonprofits worldwide submitted more than 2,800 entries in 40 categories for consideration in the CASE Circle of Excellence awards program.
General Alumni Association contact: Doug Dibbert, (919) 962-7050