DELAWARE 87ERS TO HOST SERVICE APPRECIATION NIGHT PRESENTED BY DELAWARE CITIZEN CORPS ON FRIDAY

Official Release | January 18, 2018

DELAWARE 87ERS TO HOST SERVICE APPRECIATION NIGHT PRESENTED BY DELAWARE CITIZEN CORPS ON FRIDAY

WILMINGTON, DE – JANUARY 18, 2018 – The Delaware 87ers will host Service Appreciation Night presented by Delaware Citizen Corps on Friday, Jan. 19, when the team takes on the Long Island Nets at 7 p.m. ET.

Sevens players will wear special-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off to fans to benefit the American Red Cross-Delmarva. Additionally, all fans who purchase tickets to the game using the promo code CITIZENCORPS here will receive 15 percent off tickets, and 20 percent of all tickets bought using the promo code will also be donated to American Red Cross-Delmarva.

After the first quarter, a special jersey presentation will take place on the court to recognize individuals from American Red Cross-Delmarva, Delaware Citizen Corps, Wilmington Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and New Castle County Office of Emergency Management (OEM).

To help prepare fans for even the smallest emergencies, all fans in attendance will receive Delaware Citizen Corps-branded bandage dispensers. Delaware Citizen Corps will also present a “disaster relay” on the court, in which two lucky fans will compete in an obstacle-style race while dribbling a ball up and down the court.

Throughout the game, there will be representatives from Delaware Citizen Corps/Delaware Emergency Management Agency, Wilmington OEM, New Castle County OEM, Delaware State Fire School’s Camp Fury, State of Delaware Veterans Response Team, University of Delaware Center for Disability Studies, Delaware Division of Public Health-Office of Preparedness, American Red Cross-Delmarva and the Delaware Medical Reserve Corps located in the KidZone. Fans can visit their tables to learn from experts on how to be prepared for emergencies.

At every 87ers home game throughout the season, Delaware Citizen Corps presents one family with an emergency preparedness kit at center court that contains vital resources such as a flashlight, batteries, first aid supplies, emergency blanket, glow stick and water. Fans can also find Delaware Citizen Corps at their table in the KidZone most games, where they display useful information on how to proceed in certain emergencies.

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.

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