DFRC Blue-Gold Updates RE: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Covid Event Update

Dear DFRC Family,

For 65 years, DFRC has focused on the intrinsic value of each life.  We strive to provide opportunities to learn from each other and translate those lessons into ways that provide a meaningful impact in the world.  During these unprecedented times of illness, anxiety, and uncertainty resulting from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have remained vigilant in our most important objective to maintain the safety and well-being of everyone involved with DFRC.  In this effort, we have made some extremely difficult decisions based upon careful investigation and thoughtful discussions with informed professionals.  As a result, we regret to announce that the 65th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold Star Football Game and all related activities have been cancelled.

To our Hand-in-Hand buddies, we celebrate you for your ABILITIES and the life-lessons you teach us.  To our football players, ambassadors, cheerleaders, and band members, we congratulate you for being chosen to represent your school in the 2020 DFRC Blue-Gold All★Star Football Program and Game.  We commend each of you for being identified by the administration of your school as dedicated leaders of outstanding character.  We are proud of all of our buddies and participants and wish you the very best as you move forward in life.  Jerseys/shirts for each participant group have been ordered and we will make arrangements in the coming months for distribution.

To our faithful donors, we thank you for your most generous support and goodness.  Funding is needed now more than ever and we’re deeply grateful to know that your commitment to enrich the lives of all people is strong. 

To all the DFRC family volunteers, please know how much we value the time, effort and love you share.  Your commitment is unparalleled and deeply appreciated.

The following is the status of all DFRC events:

  • The 65th DFRC Blue-Gold AllStar Football Game has been CANCELLED.
    • The Hand-in-Hand Party, Swim Party and Buddy Bowling have been CANCELLED.
  • The DFRC Blue-Gold Sussex County Auction is RESCHEDULED for Friday, September 25th.
  • The DFRC Blue-Gold New Castle County Golf Classic originally scheduled for June 8th is being RESCHEDULED - date to be determined.
  • The DFRC Blue-Gold Southern Delaware Golf Classic originally scheduled for July 17th has been RESCHEDULED for Friday, August 28th.
  • The DFRC Blue-Gold Run/Walk has been CANCELLED.
  • DFRC Blue-Gold Bash – November 2020
  • DFRC Blue-Gold Hockey for a Cause – December 2020

We want to thank everyone for your understanding and support as we continue to navigate through the difficulties of the current worldwide situation.  Please stay safe and follow all CDC guidelines.  DFRC remains strong, proud, and ready to serve.

Anthony T. Glenn, Ed.D.                                                                                                   Bruce A. DiNardo
Executive Director                                                                                                            President, Board of Trustees


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Should I still get together with my buddy?
All DFRC Blue-Gold sponsored events have been cancelled. If you wish to make plans to get together with your buddy, that is your personal decision, along with your buddy and respective families.

2. Are any other events impacted?
The Hand-in-Hand Party, Buddy Bowling and the Buddy Swim Party have been cancelled.

3. Is my practice still being held?
All activities related to the 65th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold ★Star Football Game have been cancelled. 

4. Are Blue-Gold events at my high school still happening?
The decision is up to the individual schools. Please contact your school’s Blue-Gold coordinator.

5. Is the Game still happening on June 19, 2020?
As of Thursday, April 2nd, the 65th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold Football Game is cancelled.

6. Can I get a refund on tickets already purchased?

Tickets for the DFRC Blue-Gold Sussex County Auction will be honored for the rescheduled date of Friday, September 25th. Please contact the DFRC office with questions (302) 454-2730 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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