Diamond Dinner 2018

United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware, Inc. (UCP) and the Wilmington Blue Rocks hosted this year’s 12th Annual Diamond Dinner at The White Clay creek Country club in Wilmington. 


The Diamond Dinner recognizes and honors individuals who have overcome obstacles in their lives to participate in sports.  This year, we recognized eight inspirational individuals from across the state.  Four high school student-athletes received a $500 Victory Scholarship Award, four student-athletes received a Profile in Courage Award, and two adults received the Outstanding Volunteer Award.


This year’s diamond Dinner Awardees are:

$500 Victory Scholarship Award

Kayla Davisson –11th grade, Swimming and Soccer, Glasgow High School.


Darin Nosieur Matthews –12th grade, Football, Basketball, and Baseball, Howard High School of Technology.


Alex Scarpone – 12th grade,  Baseball, Delaware Military Academy.


Zoe Scott – 11th grade,  Basketball and Track, Caesar Rodney High School.



Profile in Courage Award

Adam Bradford Beeg – 11th grade, Swimming Mount Sophia Academy.


Justin Henke –11th grade,  Swimming, Mount Sophia Academy.


Khalil Lau-Dickinson –  11th grade, Cross Country, Winter Indoor Track, Spring Track and Field, St. Georges Technical High School.


Mark Anthony Petrucci- 10th grade, Golf and Swim Team Manager, Mount Sophia High School.



Outstanding Volunteer Award

Karen Gallagher

Tammy Hunter

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

UCP and the Wilmington Blue Rocks would like to extend a very special thank you to the following sponsors:

Axalta Coating Systems

Delle Donne & Associates

Delmarva Power

Nemours Foundation/A. I. duPont Hospital

Peter Walsh

Wilmington Blue Rocks