DELAWARE 87ERS TO HOST STAR WARS NIGHT TONIGHT
WILMINGTON, DE – DECEMBER 27, 2017 – The Delaware 87ers will host Star Wars Night to benefit Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 27, when they take on Raptors 905 at 7 p.m. ET at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del.
Special Star Wars themed 87ers jerseys featuring Resistance hero BB-8 will be auctioned off to fans to benefit Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children’s Child Life Activity Center. Twenty percent of tickets purchased using promo code NEMOURS here will also be donated to Nemours Child Life Activity Center.
Fans can count on an out-of-this-world night! Star Wars characters from local performance groups Garrison Carida (501st Legion) and Ghost Base (Rebel Legion) will fill the arena. BB-8 Builders Club will feature professional prop replicas of BB-8 and BB-9e.
Additionally, the first 2,500 fans to enter will receive specially branded Thunder Sticks presented by Buffalo Wild Wings.
All fans are encouraged to dress up as Star Wars characters and participate in a costume parade for the chance to win free movie passes for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, courtesy Penn Cinema Riverfront & IMAX.
Memorabilia for Charities will host an onsite sports memorabilia auction in the 87ers KidZone, and portions of each item sold will we be donated to Nemours Child Life Activity Center.
Nemours (NAH-mors) is an internationally recognized children’s health system that owns and operates Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. and Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Fla. along with major pediatric specialty clinics in Delaware, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. du Pont, Nemours offers pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to all families in the communities it serves. For more information, visit www.Nemours.org.
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.