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    SEC Teams To Participate In Community Outreach

    Birmingham, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference and its member institutions are pleased to announce the “Time Out in the Community” initiative that will take place during the SEC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments.  

    The Time Out in the Community program allows the men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes and coaches an opportunity to give back to the communities which host the SEC basketball championships.  

    The SEC office worked in conjunction with The Arena at Gwinnett Center staff in Duluth, Georgia where the 2013 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held beginning Wednesday, March 6th through Sunday, March 10th to establish the outreach opportunities in that area.  The Nashville Sports Council was instrumental in arranging the outreach activities in the Nashville area where the 2013 Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held beginning March 13th through March 17th at Bridgestone Arena.  

    Prior to the start of the tournament, student-athletes and coaches will visit local children’s hospitals, elementary schools, and Boys and Girls Clubs. Each institution is assigned an outreach project based on seed order.  

    This new venture is also being supported by the SEC’s corporate sponsors as a replacement for the conference’s longstanding Youth Clinic program.  

    Be sure to check out Tournament central at throughout the next two weeks for more information about Time Out in the Community as well as other tournament action.