RELEASE: DELAWARE 87ERS TO HOST GO GREEN NIGHT PRESENTED BY DELAWARE SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY ON MARCH 31

Official Release | March 30, 2017

DELAWARE 87ERS TO HOST GO GREEN NIGHT PRESENTED BY DELAWARE SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY ON MARCH 31

WILMINGTON, DE – MARCH 30, 2017 – The Delaware 87ers will host Go Green Night presented by Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) to celebrate green environmental initiatives on Friday, March 31 when the team takes on the Raptors 905 in its final 2016-17 regular-season home game.

Sevens players will wear special-themed jerseys featuring the DSWA logo that will be auctioned off to fans to benefit Keep Delaware Beautiful, a state affiliate of the national Keep America Beautiful organization. Fans can use promo code DSWA at sevens.com/promo to purchase discounted tickets. Twenty percent of tickets purchased using the promo code will also benefit Keep Delaware Beautiful.

Jersey designed by Unique Image

Keep America Beautiful’s mission to inspire and educate people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. The nonprofit organization envisions a country where every community is a clean, green beautiful place to live. Through a variety of national programs and initiatives with more than 620 community-based affiliates and partner organizations, they engage more than 5 million volunteers in their effort to end littering, improve recycling and beautify America’s communities.

The game will be a “green out” as green T-shirts will be distributed to the first 1,000 fans courtesy of Unique Image. DSWA is also sponsoring a paper shredding event. Sevens season ticket holders will be able to bring their sensitive documents for onsite shredding from 6-8 p.m.

Upon entry, all fans will receive a phone wallet with headphones courtesy of Delaware DMV.

In addition, fans can enjoy Fan Appreciation Night. Friday’s game will serve to celebrate Sevens fans and their support throughout the 2016-17 season. A plethora of giveaways will be distributed to lucky rows and sections throughout the game and a Fan of the Quarter will be selected at the end of each period to receive a special prize. The Sevens Courtside KidZone will feature a season-high six inflatable apparatuses, including the debuts of “Sports Arena” batting cage and “Radar Throw” speed pitch. DSWA, DART, Delaware Citizen Corps and State Farm Agent Garland Thompson all donated prizes and giveaways.

ABOUT DSWA:

DSWA was created in 1975 by the General Assembly of Delaware with the task of providing solid waste management to the State of Delaware. Currently DSWA operates solid waste management facilities in all three counties and also provides opportunities for disposal and recycling of special wastes including household hazardous waste, electronics, batteries, textiles, used motor oil and oil filters.  DSWA is committed to managing Delaware’s solid waste in a way that keeps people safe and the environment clean. The Delaware Solid Waste Authority is also proud to have been providing environmental education to residents for many years and is now proud of the new DSWA Environmental Education Building which is available for field trips and other outreach. The education building includes a classroom with multimedia equipment where education staff presents a range of information on DSWA facilities, programs and partner companies ReCommunity and Revolution Recovery. You can learn more about DSWA programs and facilities by calling 1-800-404-7070 or visiting dswa.com.

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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