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April 14 Sixth annual Downstate Day

Join the Blue Hens at Caesar Rodney High School for entertainment, youth skills sessions

University of Delaware pride extends throughout the First State. From the Pennsylvania line to the beaches, Blue Hen pride is strong.

Next month, the Delaware Athletics will be on the road to visit some of that #BlueHenFamily.

The Blue Hens head to Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Delaware, for a fun-filled day of free entertainment, including an interactive Fan Zone and youth skills sessions with UD student-athletes. Downstate Day, presented by Grotto Pizza, will take place from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, April 14.

As part of the sixth annual Downstate Day, Blue Hens of all ages are invited to come out to the Fan Zone and enjoy inflatable interactives, face painting, bounce houses, music, giveaways, prizes, the UDairy Moo Mobile and photo opportunities with everyone’s favorite mascot, YoUDee.  The Fan Zone is free and open to all.  No registration is required.

In addition to visiting the Fan Zone, boys and girls ages 5 to 12 are invited to register in advance to participate in one of the following free skills fun sessions: football, soccer, basketball, field hockey or cheerleading.

Members of the Delaware football, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, field hockey and spirit squads, along with their coaches, will be on hand to provide sport-specific instruction with the registered youth participants for 45 to 60 minutes.  No equipment is needed by participants; however, comfortable athletic attire and sneakers are strongly recommended. All youth skills fun participants registered by Wednesday, April 4, will also receive a free, youth sized T-shirt.

Online registration is currently open at http://www.BlueHens.com/DownstateDay until 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, or once the event is filled.  Space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

Delaware student-athletes and coaches will also be on hand for a postskills session autograph session in the Fan Zone, starting at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Full event details and registration information are available online.

Mark your calendar

Fans also should mark their calendars for the annual Blue Hens Fandemonium IX that will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the UD Athletics Complex in Newark.

This action-packed day with UD Athletics includes the Select-A-Seat event inside Delaware Stadium and the always-popular Fan Zone with music, food, inflatable interactives, face painting, games and more.

The annual Delaware Football Blue-White Delaware spring scrimmage game will take place beginning at 3:30 p.m. that day in Delaware Stadium.

Learn more about the 2018 Delaware Football schedule and ticket information at www.bluehens.com/football.

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