Founded in 1953, Atlantic Coast Conference provides a variety of educational and athletic opportunities for students through its member institutions. The conference allows men and women to participate in various championships and tournaments. It offers several sports activities, such as baseball, basketball, hockey, football, golf, soccer, softball and swimming. In addition, Atlantic Coast Conference provides tennis, volleyball, wrestling, cross-country, and track and field opportunities. The conference s members include the Georgia Institute of Technology, Boston College, North Carolina State University and Clemson University. Atlantic Coast Conference operates a children s club that offers membership opportunities for students in kindergarten through grade eight. The conference also operates ACC Properties.