RELEASE: DELAWARE 87ERS TO HOST THE ANDREW MCDONOUGH B+ FOUNDATION NIGHT, PRESENTED BY UDANCE

Official Release | February 22, 2017

 

DELAWARE 87ERS TO HOST THE ANDREW MCDONOUGH B+ FOUNDATION NIGHT, PRESENTED BY UDANCE

WILMINGTON, DE – FEBRUARY 22, 2017 – The Delaware 87ers will host The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation Night, presented by UDance, in a collaborative effort to raise awareness of childhood cancer. The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Bob Carpenter Center when the team takes on the Raptors 905 at 7 p.m. ET.

Sevens players will wear special-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off to fans to benefit The B+ Foundation (pronounced “be positive”). Fans can use promo code UDANCE at sevens.com/promo to purchase discounted tickets. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased using the promo code will be donated to the cause.


Jersey designed by Unique Image

Also contributing to the effort, Delaware Express will be sponsoring Bank for a Bucket, in which they will donate $50 to The B+ Foundation for each free throw that the Sevens make that night. The Delaware Express team and owner (a 1979 survivor of non-Hodgkin’s, lymphoblastic lymphoma) are proud to support the B+ fight for a cure.

UDance, the largest student-run philanthropy group at the University of Delaware, is a yearlong effort to raise awareness and funds to help The B+ Foundation fight childhood cancer. The event culminates in a 12-hour dance marathon, which will be held on Sunday, March 12 at the Bob Carpenter Center. The organization benefits The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, which was founded in 2007 in memory of Andrew McDonough. Joe McDonough, father of Andrew, will be presented with his very own jersey and speak about the organization on the court during the game.

Additionally, representatives from UDance groups will participate in a Knockout Cancer Tournament during the second quarter. The final three contestants for both the men and women will be invited back for the finals at halftime. The two winners will each receive a custom Sevens jersey, and their B+ Heroes earn their own jerseys and one-day Sevens contracts. All B+ Heroes in attendance will be treated to an ice cream social during the third quarter.

ABOUT DELAWARE EXPRESS:
Since 1984, Delaware Express has offered convenient, Delaware transportation services to area business and leisure travelers, families and groups. With more than 100 dedicated chauffeurs, supported by professional dispatch, safety, customer service and maintenance teams, Delaware Express is the largest and most trusted ground transportation provider in the State of Delaware and surrounding area.

ABOUT THE DELAWARE 87ERS:
The Delaware 87ers of the National Basketball Association Development League (NBADL) were relocated to America’s first state in 2013 and named to commemorate the year in which Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution, 1787. The Sevens are the NBADL affiliate of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and are owned by the Sixers. The 87ers play at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.

ABOUT THE NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE:
The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 22 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2016-17 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 39 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2015-16 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.

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