Dover, Del. (Mar. 17, 2016) --- Seven individuals will be honored for their outstanding contributions to women in sports and education at the 2016 Delaware State University Diamond Extravaganza on April 10 at DSU’s Martin Luther King Student Center.  The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

The honorees are Delawareans or individuals with ties to the First State who were nominated for the honors. 

The 2016 Delaware Diamond Extravaganza honorees are:
Joe Brown
Dan Cook
Dr. Bradley Skelcher
Mark Sills
Sandy Tucker
Andy Walter
John Wells

"Each of these individuals has played significant roles in providing opportunities to women in athletics," said Dr. David Marshall, Delaware Diamond Extravaganza Chairman and DSU Head Women’s Tennis Coach.  "It's important that we express our gratitude to these leaders and their inspiration to young women in leadership roles."

The Delaware Diamond Extravaganza began in 2009 as a way to recognize, celebrate and honor individuals in the state of Delaware that have helped women's athletics grow and excel in addition to creating additional scholarship and financial support to aid female athletics programs.  The DDE identifies coaches, administrators, athletes and contributors who meet the following criteria:

o   Over 10 years commitment to women's athletic programs
o   Activist for Title IX and gender equity
o   Enhanced life skills knowledge through women's athletics
o   Former player actively involved with women's athletics within the Delaware community

The Delaware Diamond Extravaganza will also feature a silent auction.

Tickets for the Delaware Diamond Extravaganza are $75 per person and $40 for students. For more information, please contact the Delaware State University Department of Athletics at  (302) 857-6030. 


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