DELAWARE 87ERS TO WELCOME VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN FOR BEAU BIDEN FOUNDATION NIGHT ON SATURDAY

Official Release | January 19, 2018

DELAWARE 87ERS TO WELCOME VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN FOR BEAU BIDEN FOUNDATION NIGHT ON SATURDAY

WILMINGTON, DE – JANUARY 19, 2018 – The Delaware 87ers today announced that the team will host its second annual Beau Biden Foundation Night on Saturday, Jan. 20, when the team faces the Erie BayHawks at 7 p.m. ET. Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden is scheduled to be in attendance as the two organizations look to raise awareness for the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children and its mission to protect the most vulnerable among us, especially children who have fallen victim to abuse and neglect.

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to address the crowd in a special halftime ceremony.

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

Representatives from the Foundation can also be found at their KidZone table, where they’ll be assisting families with creating Child ID kits. The first 500 kids to arrive will receive a special Beau Biden Foundation mini basketball.

At select 87ers home games, fans can find representatives from the Beau Biden Foundation at their table located in the KidZone. The Foundation will also be hosting a Stewards of Children training event in April during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Representatives from the Beau Biden Foundation will further impact local children in Delaware by accompanying the team on trips to Austin D. Baltz and Bancroft Elementary Schools to spread the message of child abuse prevention to young students in January as part of the team’s Read87 program.

ABOUT THE BEAU BIDEN FOUNDATION:

The Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children was established in June 2015 as an operating non-profit to continue Beau Biden’s commitment to protecting the most vulnerable among us, especially children who have fallen victim to abuse and neglect. We believe that no child should be threatened by a predator – either an adult or a peer.  We believe that child abuse can be prevented through effectively educating adults and children, developing the next generation of child welfare professionals and strengthening child protection laws around the country. To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.beaubidenfoundation.org. Follow the Beau Biden Foundation on Facebook (facebook.com/BeauBidenFdn) and Twitter (@BeauBidenFdn).

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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