DELAWARE 87ERS TO HOST THE ANDREW MCDONOUGH B+ FOUNDATION NIGHT, PRESENTED BY UDANCE
WILMINGTON, DE – FEBRUARY 22, 2018 –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 Monday, Feb. 26 at the Bob Carpenter Center when the team takes on the Lakeland Magic at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Sevens players will wear special-themed jerseys that feature the names of B+ Heroes, who are children that have been diagnosed with cancer and paired with student organizations on the University of Delaware’s campus via The B+ Foundation and UDance partnership. They 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.
Sevens players will also wear UDance warm-up shirts featuring the B+ and UDance logos.
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 11 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, sororities, fraternities, sports teams, student organizations and residence halls received individualized ticket promo codes to raise money, and those that raise the most will participate in special promotions throughout the night such as the honorary game ball presentation, an in-game contest and an on-court recognition.
Genevieve Hahn, a University of Delaware student who is a cancer survivor, will sing the National Anthem as B+ Heroes stand with Sevens players. All UDance organizations that are paired with B+ Heroes will have the opportunity to participate in a Knockout Cancer Tournament during halftime, and the winners will be awarded custom jerseys and one-day Sevens contracts for their B+ Heroes.
ABOUT THE DELAWARE 87ERS:
The Delaware 87ers of the NBA G League 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 NBA G League affiliate of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and are owned by the Sixers. The 87ers play at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.
ABOUT THE NBA G LEAGUE:
The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 26 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2017-18 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time-high 44 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2016-17 season boasted NBA G 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 Cares programs. NBA G League games are available on ESPN’s family of networks and NBA TV.