DELAWARE 87ERS TO HOST GO GREEN NIGHT PRESENTED BY DELAWARE SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY
WILMINGTON, DE – MARCH 2, 2018 – The Delaware 87ers will host Go Green Night presented by Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) to celebrate green environmental initiatives on Monday, March 5 when the team faces the Wisconsin Herd at 6:30 p.m. ET at the Bob Carpenter Center.
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 GOGREEN at www.sevens.com/promo to purchase discounted tickets. Twenty percent of tickets purchased using the promo code will also benefit Keep Delaware Beautiful.
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.
Representatives from DSWA will be recognized in a special on-court ceremony and will be presented with their own custom jerseys. Fans will have the chance to meet with representatives from DSWA at their table in the KidZone to learn about the importance of recycling and disposing of waste properly. DSWA’s mascot, Trash Can Dan, will also be in attendance. In addition to Go Green Night, DSWA serves as the presenting partner of the 87ers Education Day games in Delaware.
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, 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 Republic and Revolution Recovery. You can learn more about DSWA programs and facilities by calling 1-800-404-7080 or visiting www.dswa.com.
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.