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Sky to host pre-season game at University of Delaware

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The Chicago Skyannounced that they will host the first ever WNBA preseason game in the stateof Delaware on Tuesday, May 13 at 7pm. They will take on the Washington Mysticsat the University of Delaware, the alma mater of the 2013 WNBA Rookie of theYear Elena Delle Donne.

Elena began her esteemed career at the University ofDelaware in 2009 where she became one of the most successful athletes in theschool's history. She was awarded the Senior CLASS Award and Honda Award in2013, and First Team All-American and National Player of the Year candidate inher junior and senior seasons. The Chicago Sky drafted Elena with the secondoverall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft, and she will kick-off her second seasonwith the Sky this May. 

"We're thrilled to welcome back Elena and her new teamthe Chicago Sky to the BOB this coming May," said University of DelawareAthletic Director Eric J. Ziady. "We're so proud of Elena's accomplishmentsboth on and off the court this past year at the professional level and know allof Delaware will welcome her back with open arms to the place where she and herteammates had so many memorable moments."

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

The Sky is proud to partner with The University of Delaware,DuPont, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, Delaware Sports Commission,Christiana Health Care System, Delaware Express, Courtyard Newark at theUniversity of Delaware, Grotto Pizza, Blood Bank of Delmarva, WilmingtonAirport (ILG) and National 5 & 10 to bring this WNBA game to the many loyalfans in Delaware who have shown unwavering support for their hometown hero,Delle Donne, and her newest team the Chicago Sky.

Tickets for the Chicago Sky vs. Washington Mystics preseasongame will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 17, 2014. Fans can purchasetickets by phone, online or in person:

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