BB&T Classic Presented by Boeing Celebrates 15th Anniversary in December 2009

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December 6 Doubleheader Features Maryland, George Washington, Villanova and Navy

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Fans have enthusiastically supported their schools and in doing so supported the Children's Charities Foundation as well.

For a decade and half, the college basketball season in the nation's capital has hit its stride with the annual BB&T Classic presented by Boeing at Verizon Center. The 2009 lineup has been announced and will showcase long-time host universities, University of Maryland and George Washington University, 2009 Final Four participant Villanova University and, 19-game winner from the Patriot League, the Naval Academy. The doubleheader will be played on Sunday, December 6 and will benefit the Children's Charities Foundation (CCF).    

"The BB&T Classic presented by Boeing has featured 15 years of thrilling match-ups, amazing upsets and outstanding talent," said CCF Chairman Peter Teeley. "Fans have enthusiastically supported their schools and in doing so supported the Children's Charities Foundation as well."

The 2009 lineup of games includes Maryland against Villanova preceded by George Washington vs. Navy tipping off at 5 p.m. The Maryland vs. Villanova game will also be featured as Fox Sports Network's ACC Sunday Night Hoops game and will air on most Fox owned and affiliated networks as well, as locally on the Mid Atlantic Sports Network (MASN). MASN is the official cable network of the BB&T Classic.

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning in October. For BB&T Classic ticket information, visit http://www.bbandtclassic.com/.

The Classic continues to be the major source of fundraising for The Children's Charities Foundation (CCF). Founded in 1994 by a group of Washington-area business and professional leaders, the CCF has distributed nearly $7.5 million to charities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including the District of Columbia; Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; Fairfax and Arlington Counties in Virginia; and the City of Alexandria, Virginia.

The BB&T Classic weekend also includes "The BasketBall," a black-tie event attended by representatives of the Classic teams and their coaches, top sports figures, business, community and national political leaders. This year's gala will be held on Saturday, December 5. For gala information, call 410-448-0700.

The BB&T Classic is presented by Boeing. Spotsworx, a Rockville, MD based Sports Marketing Firm, is the exclusive corporate sponsorship representation firm for the BB&T Classic. For sponsorship information, contact Sportsworx at http://www.sportsworxinc.com or 240-425-4416.

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