Newborns at Christiana Hospital get gift from Gold Medalist Delle Donne

elena_delle_donne-photo-200x300Elena Delle Donne, Nike and the Chicago Sky WNBA team gave  every baby born at Christiana Hospital on Saturday  a free pair of tiny  Nike sneakers, NBC 10 TV’s Tim Furlong  reported  in a Facebook post.

This comes after Delle Donne won a Gold Medal in the Olympics as a member of the USA Women’s Basketball team. Delle Donne came off the bench as a member of the  talent-rich team that dominated its opponents in Rio.

The following note came with the shoes:

“It all starts now. 26 years ago, it started in Wilmington for a little champ just like you. And today, Elena Delle Donne conquered the world. Maybe, someday, that could be you. Or maybe you’ll choose to do something else. There really are no limits to your potential. Whatever you decide, get up. Get out. And get started. Life moves fast. And in these, it will move a little faster. Just do it. Unlimited future.”


Elena Delle Donne is an official spokesperson  for  Christiana Care Health System. She was born at Christiana Hospital on Sept. 5, 1989.

Delle Donne,   who earned  Most Valuable Player  for the WNBA as a member of the Sky,  is featured on Nike Commercials.  She has also done   work for DuPont. (Includes information from Christiana Care).

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