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Elena Delle Donne is known as an American professional basketball player for the Washington Mystics of the Women's National Basketball Association. She is most famous for her college basketball career with the Delaware Blue Hens.

Background and Age

Elena Delle Donne was born on September 5, 1989, in Wilmington, DE. She was born to father Ernest Donne and mother Joan Delle Donne. Her father is a land engineer. She has a brother named Gene and a sister named Lizzie. Her sister, Lizzie was born hard of hearing and daze and was additionally incapable to talk and has cerebral paralysis and mental imbalance. Her brother played school football as a tight end, first at Duke and then at Middle Tennessee.

She was bullied in her school years since she was at that point 6 ft. tall when she was in her eighth grade. She was determined to have Lyme sickness subsequent to being nibbled by a contaminated tick on the property of her family's home in Delaware in 2008. She did her tutoring from Ursuline Academy. Elena was a high school basketball star at Ursuline Academy and drove Ursuline to three straight Delaware State Championship titles. Additionally, she participated in the 2007 WBCA High School All-America Game, where she scored 17 points. She finished her four-year college education from the University of Delaware in Human Services.

Married, Wife, and Kids

Elena Delle Donne is a happily married lady. She has been married to Amanda Clifton. The couple traded wedding vows on November 3, 2017. Her fiancee Amanda Clifton is the official of the Delle Donne Academy.

Career and Net Worth

Elena has been playing basketball since she was in school and was particularly seen, recognized, and conceded by different associations. She started playing basketball when she would look after her siblings and needed something to do while they were napping. During the off-season, when the different WNBA players play for various other leagues out of America, Elena contributes her time with her sister and taking care of her. In 2014, Delle was named the ambassador for Special Olympics. She played along with the outstanding Olympians and other NBA and WNBA legends and players. She is the delegate of the Lyme Research Alliance. Elena envisions making a trust store called The Elena Delle Donne Charitable Foundation, where she wanted to start exercises for both the Special Olympics and Lyme disease care.

In December 2019, it was announced that Donne was one of the all-star alumni for the Forbes 30 Under 30 – Sports list.

Date modified: Jun 22, 2020
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