Blue Hens in Los Angeles, Seattle can cheer Elena Delle Donne
10:04 a.m., Aug. 9, 2013--University of Delaware alumni will get together in Los Angeles and Seattle to watch Blue Hens great Elena Delle Donne compete for the Chicago Sky in a pair of WNBA contests.
Delle Donne and the Sky will take on the host Los Angeles Sparks in a game Tuesday evening, Aug. 13, at the Staples Center and the host Seattle Storm in a game Thursday evening, Aug. 15, at the Key Arena.
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The Los Angeles event will feature seats close to the Sky bench. For details on the game, click here.
The Seattle event will include a pregame reception at Buckley’s beginning at 5:30. For details, click here.
Alumni are encouraged to wear Delaware blue and gold to the game.
Delle Donne, the second overall pick in the WNBA draft, has had a stellar first season in the professional league. She is averaging 17.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, and was the first rookie to lead in the league’s all-star balloting.
Other alumni activities are as follows:
Thursday, Aug. 15, 6 p.m.: Baseball series: Richmond. Alumni can bring the whole family to Richmond’s Diamond to cheer on the Flying Squirrels and enjoy a picnic dinner and free access to the HCA Kid's Zone.
Sunday, Aug. 18, 3:30 p.m.: Baseball series: Long Island. Blue Hens are invited to a day at Bethpage Ballpark in Islip, N.Y., to cheer on the 2012 Atlantic League champions, the Long Island Ducks. Alumni can come early to enjoy a picnic buffet.
Sunday, Aug. 25, 11:30 a.m.: Baseball series: New York. The summer baseball series will continue as the New York Mets host the Detroit Tigers. Alumni can enjoy private space in Modell’s Clubhouse.
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 5 p.m.: Baseball series: Boston. UD alumni will gather at Fenway Park, where the Red Sox will host the Baltimore Orioles. There will be a pregame reception at nearby Bertucci’s.
Thursday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.: Bethlehem, Pa., concert. Blue Hens are invited to a free outdoor concert in Bethlehem, Pa., featuring four-time Grammy nominee Cedric Wilson and his band Bijou Creole.
Saturday, Aug. 31, 1 p.m.: Baseball series: Chicago. Alumni in the Chicago area are invited to Wrigley Field, where the Cubs will host the Philadelphia Phillies. There will be a buffet lunch at Rockit Burger Bar in Wrigleyville.
Sunday, Sept. 8, 1 p.m.: Baseball series: Lancaster, Pa. Alumni are invited to watch the Lancaster Barnstormers in a game at Clipper Magazine Stadium on North Prince Street. There will be a pregame buffet.
The Office of Alumni Relations recognizes and thanks the UD Alumni Association for its support of several of these events.
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