2012 Women's Health Awareness "Dare to be Strong" Event
Check out a video recap of the day's event, including the halftime "Dare to be Strong" tribute.
Click below to see photos taken throughout the game, including the pregame setup, health fair and all other programming components from the game.
Dare To Be Strong Submissions
In conjunction with Women’s Health Awareness Day on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, the Athletics Department and our Women’s Basketball program celebrated the many women across Delaware and the surrounding region who have shown unparalleled bravery and strength while personally battling illness. We asked for you to submit your story, testimony, poem, social commentary or any other sort of creative expression about the heroic woman who's story about her fight with disease has personally touched your life.
Every author of a submission received two (2) complimentary tickets to the Blue Hens Women’s Basketball game vs. VCU on Sunday, February 5 at 3pm and invited to represent and/or join their mom, sister, daughter, wife, grandma, aunt, friend, co-worker or neighbor in a “Dare to be Strong” halftime on-court tribute in celebration of the women in your lives that have empowered and inspired others with their fighting spirit through extreme adversity.
To read the received "Dare to be Strong" submissions click here.
Gameday Information: Sunday, 02/05/12
Women's Basketball vs VCU @ 2 p.m.
Gameday Sponsor: University of Delaware Alumni Association
Dare to be Strong: Women's Health Awareness Game
Women's Health Fair 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the BCC Concourse during pregame. Be sure to come early and visit with the following organizations to learn about potential health concerns, awareness, and preventative care:
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
UD School of Nursing
Delaware Coalition Against Dometic Violence (DCADV)
National MS Society, Delaware Chapter
Blood Bank of Delmarva
Play 4Kay: Formerly the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Pink Zone Game. All fans are encouraged to WEAR PINK to the game and show your support for breast cancer awareness.
Family Fun Zone: Visit the NEW Family Fun Zone, open on the concourse in front of Sections 11-14 during pregame of every Sunday Blue Hens Women's Basketball game. The Fun Zone includes multiple stations of interactive games, coloring stations, and fun for kids of ALL ages. Open from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Rally Towel Giveaway compliments of the UD Alumni Association to the first 1,000 fans in attendance.
"Dare to be Strong" Fan Card Giveaway: acts as a commemorative token to be used for arena photo op in-game, in addition for us in cheering on the Blue Hens for the remainder of the season!