DOVER, Del. – A key part of the Wesley Athletics gameday experience is going digital. Game programs for select sports will now be online for fans to access through personal electronic devices to enhance the player and fan experience when attending a Wesley home game.
"This is an important step in making our home games more accessible," said Director of Sports Information Cyrill Parham. "Our department will be eco-friendlier and more sustainable when it comes to limiting the amount of paper that is used and potentially wasted during and after games. Moving to a digital program will be able to provide way more information than a paper program ever could."
Features of the digital game program include:
- Direct links to home and away rosters, coaches, stats, and schedules.
- Gameday coverage information including, location, directions to playing facility, live stats, live video, and a brief game preview.
- The full Wesley roster for the specific sport featured, with photo and links to personal bios for each player.
- Live links available for fans to engage with the Wesley Athletics Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
The digital game program will be featured on all Wesley Athletics social media pages and under "preview" on the specific team's schedule page the day before or the morning of the contest.
Posters with QR codes and step-by-step guides on how to access the digital game program will be available at home games. There will be a very limited amount of paper programs on hand for those that require one. Fans are invited to print out the digital program themselves to bring to the game or save as a keepsake of your favorite Wesley athletes and teams.
The first digital programs will be available on Friday, August 31 when Wesley men's soccer and field hockey open the 2018-19 athletic season at home.
Sports that will have digital game programs in 2018-19:
Baseball, Men's & Women's Basketball, Men's & Women's Soccer, Field Hockey, Men's & Women's Lacrosse, Softball, Volleyball