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  1. Special Olympics close to heart

    Elena Delle Donne

    Hey guys! Just wanted to check in and let you all know what I've been up to. Last night I had the chance to be a guest coach at the New Trier Special Olympics basketball practice. I had so much fun interacting with the athletes and teaching some ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  2. No time like the playoffs

    Elena Delle Donne

    When I hear the word "playoffs," so many things come to mind. I am reminded of the postseason runs I made with previous teams, the unforgettable wins and the heartbreaking losses. As I remember these experiences and look ahead to the start of the WNB...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  3. It's amazing to clinch berth

    Elena Delle Donne

    Being that this is my rookie season, I have experienced a lot of "firsts" this year: my first professional game, my first time playing in a Chicago Sky jersey, my first opportunity to play with and against the best women's basketball players in the w...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  4. Humbled by All-Star voting

    Elena Delle Donne

    Hey, everyone! First, I just want to say thank you to all the fans who voted for me to play in the Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game. I really, really appreciate your support and am truly humbled by the voting results. When I found out abou...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  5. Excited for familiar faces

    Elena Delle Donne

    Before joining the Chicago Sky I had played my entire career, from middle school to high school, all the way through college in my home state of Delaware. Throughout my years playing basketball in Delaware, I encountered some pretty amazing fans that...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  6. Giving back is important

    Elena Delle Donne

    With the activities of WNBA Cares week in full force, I've begun to think about heroes in my life and why I love giving back to the community. I am blessed to not just have one hero but to have two. My heroes are my sister, Lizzie, and my mom, Joan,...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  7. A little girl's dreams realized

    Elena Delle Donne

    My days leading up to the draft were spent with 11 other rookies going to meetings to help ease the transition into the professional sports world. Rookie orientation was only three days long and as you can imagine, there is a lot of information that ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  8. I followed my heart, and it worked out

    Elena Delle Donne

    As I walked off the court in Bridgeport on Saturday afternoon, it hit me that my college career was finished. I would never again suit up in a Delaware uniform and take the court with the girls I had played with for the past four years. This thou...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  9. Taking our fans on the road

    Elena Delle Donne

    After Tuesday night's game against North Carolina ended, I spoke to the media and celebrated with my teammates. Finally, I was able to sit down in my locker and check my cell phone. I had a lot of text messages and Twitter mentions from friends and...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  10. March Madness, right in our backyard

    Elena Delle Donne

    In less than 48 hours, my team will take the court in the first round of the NCAA tournament. As if the expected excitement that comes with the "big dance" isn't enough, we have had the privilege of watching the preparations for the tournament take p...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  11. Dreaming of more in NCAAs

    Elena Delle Donne

    After the excitement, adrenaline and celebrations from our CAA championship began to slow for the night on Sunday, I was able to lie in bed and really soak in the feeling of being a champion. Eventually, I dozed off and my thoughts shifted to whateve...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  12. Loss is extremely motivating

    Elena Delle Donne

    Although this season ended far sooner than I ever wanted, the NCAA tournament was a journey that I am extremely glad our team was able to take part in. The state of Arkansas showed us nothing but hospitality and treated our team so well. Little Rock...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  13. We cant wait for next challenge

    Elena Delle Donne

    Yesterday was finally game day, which overall was a fun and exciting day. The nerves were high since this was our first time in the NCAA tournament, but Coach Martin helped lighten the mood by doing her little duck scene at the hotel. We're stayin...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  14. Expect a large Delle Donne contingent

    Elena Delle Donne

    Yesterday, we had a very early flight, but we were so excited just to get going and get to Arkansas. We had a charter flight, which was incredible because we could just spread out, get our own row, and sleep through the whole flight. We were exhauste...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  15. Tourney road doesn't scare Delle Donne

    Elena Delle Donne

    I woke up this morning thrilled after the day my teammates and I had together yesterday. Making history by being the first CAA champs at Delaware was everything we were hoping for, and we couldn't have been more excited. As the day progressed, I trie...

    Blog | March 12, 2012