SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) The Oncenter turned orange on Sunday! The Syracuse University’s men’s basketball team, coaching staff, and some of their biggest fans joined the Make-A-Wish Foundation for the 28th Annual Ms. Orange Luncheon.
The charity event has raised more than $1.6 million for the foundation over the years. The proceeds help kids living with life-threatening medical conditions.
Jim and Juli Boeheim were on hand at the luncheon, thanking the community for putting this together.
“To be able to help grant kids’ wishes, there’s no better feeling. The ladies here help support us every year, it’s a tremendous support. It really just helps start our season off. To be able to help kids in this community who really need our help, there’s really no better organization than Make-A-Wish,” said Syracuse Men’s Basketball Coach, Jim Boeheim.
During the luncheon, the Boeheims helped surprise a little girl from Syracuse named Sophiana by sending her to Disney World.