UNC’s Armando Bacot partners with Tony the Tiger for visit to Pittsboro Food Lion

Pittsboro, NC – Tony the Tiger and Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes are jumping in with a big assist to put the fun back in middle school sports and keep kids in the game and being GRRREAT!

Tony the Tiger recruited University of North Carolina basketball forward Armando Bacot to kick things off. Together, they are visiting Food Lion #2260 at  70 Ballentrae Ct. in Pittsboro, NC, on Tuesday, June 6 from 2-6 p.m. Fans are encouraged to spend a fun-filled afternoon with Tony and Bacot playing games, taking photos and getting tips on how to have fun while playing youth sports.

UNC basketball forward Armando Bacot
UNC basketball forward Armando Bacot (photo by Gene Galin)

UNC’s star basketball forward Armando Bacot is the latest to join the Mission Tiger team alongside other superstar college athletes. Bacot’s relentless passion for having fun while playing sports and his devotion to giving back to his community is the perfect addition to the Mission Tiger roster, kicking off a summer of fun with Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes!

“It means a lot to give back to my community with Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, especially the young athletes in Chapel Hill,” said UNC forward Armando Bacot. “I know there can be a lot of pressure on kids to make the varsity team or win the championship game, so I hope Tony the Tiger and I can help remind kids that the most important thing is to just go out there, do your best and have fun!”

In addition to amping up the fun of sports with Bacot, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes is helping create more opportunities for kids to play sports via Mission Tiger donations to local middle schools in North Carolina and other schools across the country.

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes will also triple donations made toward eligible middle school sports projects in North Carolina via their nonprofit education partner DonorsChoose, up to $20,000, to help keep kids in the game.

Fans can support schools in their communities and help Mission Tiger impact 2 million kids by the end of 2024 by joining the mission, grabbing a box of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and uploading their receipt to MissionTiger.com to spark a $2 donation to DonorsChoose.* For more information, visit FrostedFlakes.com or MissionTiger.com

*Kellogg is donating $2 per purchase to DonorsChoose with Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes receipt upload. Min. Donation $250,000 – Max. $500,000. Go to missiontiger.com for instructions. Applies to purchases between 1/1/23 and 12/31/23; must upload within 30 days of purchase.