News Release

Daniel Lauletta, Coordinator of Sports Info
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

Wilmington Basketball to Host Witney’s Lights for Delaware’s First Domestic Violence Awareness Night

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - New Castle, DE

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Mark your calendars as the Wilmington University athletic department teams up with Witney’s Lights to host the First State’s first ever college Domestic Violence Awareness night on Tuesday, January 31 as the men’s and women’s basketball teams take on Philadelphia University at the Pratt Center.

Prior to each game, the Wildcat teams will be donning purple warm-up t-shirts honoring the purple ribbon dedicated to domestic violence. Quincy A. Rose-Lucas, President and Founder of the Witney’s Lights, will also be in attendance and perform a presentation to the teams, coaches, staff and fans in attendance during halftime of the men’s game.

Rose-Lucas is the sister of Dr. Witney Holland Rose who was brutally murdered by her ex-boyfriend on January 21, 2003. Rose-Lucas delivered her sister’s eulogy at her funeral after hundreds of mourners braved a winter snow storm to attend. Rose-Lucas vowed to devote her life to educating all who would listen about domestic violence while continuing to keep Witney’s spirit alive and her light burning as bright as a beacon of hope to all.

Now, Dr. Witney Holland Rose’s voice rings through her sister to help spread the word and stop domestic violence. Rose-Lucas works as the Assistant Curriculum Director at the Family Foundations Academy while currently pursuing her doctorate degree in education with a concentration in Organizational Leadership at Wilmington University.

Quincy A. Rose-Lucas has served in numerous leadership roles throughout the state of Delaware, country and worldwide. Most recently, she was selected to become only the 47th worldwide honoree of a Scott-Hawkins Leadership Fellow for The Links, Inc. In August 2008, she was chosen to give the Vice Presidential Nomination address at the Democratic National Convention, becoming the first African American and the first Delawarean to perform such an act.

The teams will hold a donation box outside of the gymnasium where all proceeds will help benefit all aspects of the Witney’s Lights organization.

The women are scheduled to tip off at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m.

“From Darkness to Light… Domestic Violence Stops Here!”