RELEASE: SEVENS TO WELCOME VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN FOR BEAU BIDEN FOUNDATION NIGHT ON MARCH 25

Official Release | March 17, 2017

SEVENS TO WELCOME VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN FOR BEAU BIDEN FOUNDATION NIGHT ON MARCH 25

WILMINGTON, DE – MARCH 17, 2017 – The Delaware 87ers today announced the team will host Beau Biden Foundation Night on Saturday, March 25 when the Sevens host the Windy City Bulls at 7:00 pm. Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden is scheduled to be in attendance as the two organizations look to raise awareness for the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children.

Vice President Biden is scheduled to address the crowd during a special halftime ceremony.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at SEVENS.COM, by calling 302-504-7587 or by visiting the Bob Carpenter Center box office. Admission starts at just $14 and portions of all sales will be donated to the Beau Biden Foundation. Sevens players will also wear custom Beau Biden Foundation uniforms designed by Unique Image, available to fans in a silent auction to benefit the organization.

Jerseys designed by Unique Image

“The 87ers organization is excited to partner with the Beau Biden Foundation, which stands for a cause that deserves so much attention and support from our community,” said Sevens President Larry Meli. “We are thrilled to use our platform to help disseminate the Foundation’s message and we look forward to welcoming the Biden family to join our fans for a fantastic evening of philanthropy and basketball.”

“We’re thrilled to be able to engage with so many families through our partnership with the Sevens,” said Patty Dailey Lewis, Executive Director of the Beau Biden Foundation. “The Child ID Kits we will be making at the game are an important resource for parents, and a critical part of our mission to shine a bright light on child sexual abuse.”

The Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children continues Beau Biden’s commitment to protecting the most vulnerable among us, especially children who have fallen victim to abuse and neglect. The Foundation works to end child sexual abuse by effectively educating adults and children, developing the next generation of child welfare professionals and strengthening child protection laws around the country.

The game on Beau Biden Foundation Night on March 25 is also scheduled to be broadcast live on The Comcast Network (TCN) and Facebook Live beginning at 7:00 pm. Please visit SEVENS.COM for more information.

ABOUT THE BEAU BIDEN FOUNDATION:

The Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children was established in June 2015 as an operating non-profit to continue Beau Biden’s commitment to protecting the most vulnerable among us, especially children who have fallen victim to abuse and neglect. We believe that no child should be threatened by a predator – either an adult or a peer.  We believe that child abuse can be prevented through effectively educating adults and children, developing the next generation of child welfare professionals and strengthening child protection laws around the country. To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.beaubidenfoundation.org. Follow the Beau Biden Foundation on Facebook (facebook.com/BeauBidenFdn) and Twitter (@BeauBidenFdn).

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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