Elena Delle Donne is one of the most popular athletes in the world. She’s also one of the most inspiring.
The WNBA star is a Delaware native who received a scholarship from UConn in 2008. After committing to the Huskies, she withdrew to return home and play for the University of Delaware.
Many assumed she was coming home to care for her sister, Lizzie, who cannot speak, see or hear, making touch the only communication between the two inseparable sisters. However, she was coming home to find her way, not Lizzie’s, as she says. Lizzie gave Elena the perspective she needed in life.
As the WNBA season winds down, the Chicago Sky star collaborated with Gatorade on a short film that will do more than tug at the heart strings.