NEWARK, Del. --  Over 150 University of Delaware student-athletes took part in the annual UD Athletics Student-Athlete Donor Thank-A-Thon held at the Bob Carpenter  Center earlier this month.

Members from Delaware’s 21 athletics teams made over 3,000 calls to donors over a four-day period to thank them for their generous support of the Blue Hens Athletics.

The Thank-A-Thon continues to be a successful event as Blue Hen donors appreciate hearing directly from the student-athletes they support. The goal of the Thank-A-Thon is to reach out and genuinely thank alumni, parents, and friends who contribute to Delaware Athletics and help meet the annual needs of varsity teams.

Additionally, the event helps create a culture of gratitude and philanthropy among Blue Hen student-athletes that will serve them well as future Delaware alumni.

“This annual event is a wonderful way for our student-athletes to reach out and say thank you to our alumni, parents and friends whose generous support continues to help us achieve our goal of developing leaders academically, athletically, and socially,” said UD Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Eric Ziady.