Michaela Smalley | May 10th, 2020
In this midst of this year’s untimely global pandemic, professional athletes across the nation have gotten extremely creative with their social media accounts to engage with fans on an unprecedented level. Here are a few of the best.
1. Salon Delle & BakEDD– Elena Delle Donne (Washington Mystics)
Washington Mystics’ forward Elena Delle Donne has always been creative on social media, but she has really outdone herself during the quarantine. On April 27th, Delle Donne introduced an IGTV series called “Salon Delle”. In this series, Elena creates a hilarious hair and makeup experience for her “client’s”, keeping the audience engaged and laughing the entire time. Elena has also created another IGTV series called “BakEDD” In addition to Salon Delle. In this series, Chef Elena shows basketball fans how to make her favorite treats which are often Disney themed. This series’ first episode was posted by Elena on April 29th and occurs each Wednesday on Instagram.
2. Gano Challenge- Graham Gano (Carolina Panthers)
The newest challenge, created by Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano, was introduced to the Twitter world yesterday. This challenge requires football fans to flick as many paper footballs through the uprights as they can in 20 seconds. Those interested in participating can download and print the uprights from https://t.co/c5ZpzYrofm. After you participate, challenge your friends and see who is the #GanoChallenge Champion within your circle! Click on the video below for the challenge rules and to see how many Gano got in 20 seconds. Can you beat him?
Play the #GanoChallenge . Set your timer for 20 seconds and make as many as you can! Record your attempt and challenge friends! https://t.co/c5ZpzYrofm @EJManuel3 @notthefakeSVP @dannykanell @fbcoachfuller @KennyDillingham pic.twitter.com/zEHfufS1Db
— Graham Gano (@GrahamGano) May 7, 2020
3. A Touch More- Sue Bird (WNBA, Seattle Storm) & Megan Rapinoe (USWNT)
As quarantine officially began in March, so did Sue Bird & Megan Rapinoe‘s new Instagram LIVE series “A Touch More”. In this series, the couple invites other athletes on for conversation, drinks, and laughs as well as to discuss the world of sports and the many issues it faces. This is definitely a go-to if you want to laugh until you cry for at least a couple of hours straight. So far, A Touch More has hosted special guests Jimmy Butler, Diana Taurasi, Katie Nolan, and soccer couple Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger for conversation, drinks, and laughter.
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4. Quarantine Quigley Challenge– Allie Quigley (Chicago Sky, WNBA)
Back in April, Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley created the #QuarantineQuigleyChallenge on Twitter. The challenge required participants to perform a seated trick shot into a basketball hoop for a chance to win a signed jersey. Basketball fans took to twitter and did not disappoint! Check out the challenge in the video below and search #QuarantineQuigleyChallenge on Twitter to see the contest entries & results!
I’ve been getting a lot of people sending me their “shot”. So I’m starting the #QuarantineQuigleyChallenge show me your most creative sit down shot and I’ll send you a signed jersey and picture! Make sure you use the hashtag, tag me and @wnbachicagosky and get creative!!!! ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/cYHzQbBULR
— Alexandria Quigley (@alliequigley) April 21, 2020
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