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Girls on the Run Delaware gets an assist from Highmark Delaware and the Delaware 87ers at Nonprofit Night on Friday

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. (March 2, 2015) — Girls on the Run Delaware will get a slam dunk of support on Friday, March 6, as they are the beneficiaries of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware's Nonprofit Night at the Delaware 87ers game.

Girls on the Run Delaware creatively integrates running into a fun, experience-based curriculum to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. The program focuses on girls in third through eighth grade, and teaches them life skills through interactive lessons and games — culminating in the girls being emotionally and physically prepared to complete a celebratory 5K.

The 87ers will trade in their standard red, white and blue uniforms for customized, pink Girls on the Run Delaware jerseys. Fans will have a chance to purchase the autographed, game-worn jerseys during a silent auction, with all proceeds going directly to Girls on the Run Delaware. Girls on the Run Delaware will also receive 20 percent of all individual ticket sales that are purchased online using the promo code GOTR for Friday night's game.

"Girls on the Run shares our commitment to improving the health and wellness of our community," said Tim Constantine, president, Highmark Delaware. "This is a great opportunity for us to spotlight a deserving organization that we have worked with for many years."

"Highmark Delaware has been such a strong supporter of our organization," said Kim Chitty, executive director, Girls on the Run Delaware. "We're glad that through Nonprofit Night with the 87ers, we can promote our mission of helping inspire confident, healthy girls."

During one of the quarter breaks, the girls will be joined by Dover Police Officer Jeff Davis, whose dash-cam performance of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" went viral, for an encore performance. Fans can purchase discounted tickets for Friday night's game, which tips off at 7 p.m., with the promo code GOTR at www.sevens.com/promo.

About Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware. With 80 years of service, Highmark Delaware offers a comprehensive portfolio of health benefits products to 330,000 members. Highmark Delaware is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.

For more information, contact:
Kelly Housen DeAngelis
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware
302-421-2188
Kelly.DeAngelis@highmarkhealth.org