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Chicago Sky Schedules WNBA Preseason Game at the University of Delaware and Elena Delle Donne Returns to the BOB

Wilmington, DEL. (February 18, 2014)...Chicago Sky will host the first ever WNBA preseason game in Delaware on Tuesday, May 13 at 7pm at the University of Delaware against the Washington Mystics.  University alumna and Recipient of the 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year Award, Elena Delle Donne, returns to the BOB.  Tickets for the Chicago Sky vs. Washington Mystics preseason game will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 17, 2014.  Tickets can be purchased by phone at 1-800-745-3000, online at or in person at the Bob Carpenter Center at 631 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716 between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday through Friday.

Elena began her career at the University of Delaware in 2009 and became one of the school's most successful athletes.  She was awarded the Senior CLASS Award and Honda Award in 2013 and was the First Team All-American and National Player of the Year candidate in her junior and senior seasons.  Chicago Sky drafted Del Donne in 2013 with the second overall pick in 2013.  She will begin her second season with Chicago Sky this May.

University of Delaware Athletic Director Eric J. Ziady said "We're thrilled to welcome Elena and her new team, the Chicago Sky, to the BOB this coming May.  We're so proud of Elena's accomplishments both on and off the court this past year..."

Sky Head Coach & General Manager Pokey Chatman said "We're so appreciative of the opportunity to bring our team to the University of Delaware to prepare for our upcoming season.  The tremendous support of the Delaware faithful was evident throughout Elena's rookie campaign, so I anticipate a great environment for the WNBA on
May 13."

The Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization founded in 1978, chartered by the Governor of Delaware, the New Castle County Executive and the Mayor of Wilmington. Its mission is to serve as the community's customer-focused destination marketing organization, generating economic growth through leisure travel and meetings development by aggressively marketing attractions, facilities, amenities and services for visitors.