Love is love, and we cant wait to spend the rest of our lives together. The exact date, time and location are to be determined, a spokeswoman for The Knot indicated. Delle Donne, a 2016 Olympic gold medalist, and Clifton met four years ago after a mutual friend introduced them. Clifton was the first to propose, doing so at the same beach where they went on their first date. She attached a ring to the collar of their Great Dane, named Wrigley, and popped the question. Several weeks later, Delle Donne fitted their other dog, Rasta, with a wedding dress and veil. Clifton walked into their Chicago home to find Rasta next to a sign that read, Marry Me. Delle Donne presented Clifton with a ring on rooftop of the building in which they lived, and the couple announced the engagement officially before Delle Donne departed for the Summer Games in Brazil. Related: How Delle Donne quietly came out When officials at The Knot learned about the engagement, it didnt take long for the couple to be presented with the opportunity for the Dream Wedding. Weve never seen a couple more passionate about giving to others than Elena and Amanda, said Kellie Gould, editor in chief of The Knot. Its incredibly heartwarming to see the special bond and relationship that Elena has with her sister Lizzie and all of the work that she and Amanda do for other families through their foundation. In lieu of registering for gifts, the couple will be creating a charity registry on TheKnot.com to allow family, friends and fans to contribute to the Elena Delle Donne Foundation benefiting the special needs community and those with Lyme disease. Clifton serves as the director of the foundation, and the causes are particularly important to Delle Donne because her sister Lizzie was born deaf, blind and with other disabilities. Delle Donne had Lyme disease diagnosed in 2008.
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