SEVENS TO HOST NICKELODEON NIGHT FEATURING POWER RANGERS
TO BENEFIT MARCH OF DIMES
“IT’S MORPHIN TIME” ON FRIDAY, MARCH 17; PINK POWER RANGER SCHEDULED TO ATTEND
CORRIGAN SPORTS ENTERPRISES AND THE DELAWARE RUNNING FESTIVAL TO HOST ‘AWARENESS RUN’ IN COURTSIDE KIDZONE
WILMINGTON, DE – MARCH 15, 2017 – The Delaware 87ers today announced that the team will host Nickelodeon Night featuring Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers on Friday, March 17, when the Sevens play the Salt Lake City Stars at 7 p.m. EST. Marking the first theme night partnership between Nickelodeon and a team in the NBA Development League, the evening will benefit March of Dimes and generate awareness for premature births in Delaware.
Tickets are currently on sale 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 March of Dimes.
The Pink Power Ranger costume character is scheduled to be in attendance to meet and greet fans. Sevens players will wear custom uniforms inspired by the Pink Ranger’s iconic design featured in Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The game-worn, autographed jerseys will later be available to fans in an auction, which will benefit March of Dimes.
The Sevens will wear custom Power Rangers jerseys featuring the iconic design of the Pink Ranger from Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
The first 2,000 fans will receive a Nickelodeon Night commemorative poster featuring the Power Rangers and will enjoy thematic in-arena music and trivia throughout the evening.
In addition to the Nickelodeon Night featuring Power Rangers elements, the game will also feature unique activation courtesy of Corrigan Sports Enterprises and the Delaware Running Festival (CSE). CSE, which organizes and hosts running festivals and events across the nation annually, will feature an “Awareness Run” in the Sevens Courtside KidZone. Here, a trained athlete will run on a treadmill throughout the game. Should the athlete complete a half-marathon prior to the conclusion of the basketball game, all fans in attendance will receive a voucher for a free Jimmy John’s sub. CSE will also make a financial contribution to the March of Dimes for each mile the athlete runs.
The Awareness Run will also serve to promote the Delaware Running Festival. Corrigan Sports acquired the event this year and looks forward to making the race a staple for runners in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Fans can also catch two new episodes of Saban’s Power Rangers Ninja Steel airing back-to-back this Saturday, March 18, at 12 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon, now in its 37th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
ABOUT SABAN’S POWER RANGERS:
Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, “Power Rangers” quickly became the most-watched children’s television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. For more information, visit powerrangers.com.
ABOUT CORRIGAN SPORTS ENTERPRISES:
Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) was established in 2000 with the goal of creating, managing and implementing sports and event marketing opportunities for the corporate community from conception to fruition. Due to its success in the sports marketing field in the Baltimore/Washington area in its first decade, the company expanded its operations across country. CSE properties include The Baltimore Running Festival, The Frederick Running Festival, The Baltimore Ten Miler, The Columbia Triathlon, The Iron Girl Triathlon, The Oakland Running Festival, Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, Rumble in Richmond, and Paradise Shootout. Along with creating and organizing CSE owned events, Corrigan Sports also serves as the exclusive event management team for the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) and Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA).
ABOUT MARCH OF DIMES:
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs.
For the latest resources and health information, visit our websites marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org. To participate in our annual signature fundraising event, visit marchforbabies.org. If you have been affected by prematurity or birth defects, visit our shareyourstory.org community to find comfort and support. For detailed national, state and local perinatal statistics, visit peristats.org. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
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.