SU Sport Management Charity Sports Auction December 7 to Benefit Food Bank of CNY
SPM Club has raised nearly $200,000 for local charities since its founding
The Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University announced Food Bank of Central New York as the beneficiary for its Ninth Annual Charity Sports Auction. Slated for December 7 in the backcourt of the Carrier Dome, the auction will take place in conjunction with the SU men's basketball game vs. Binghamton University. The SPM Club is a student-run organization in the Falk College's Sport Management Department.
"The partnership creates an opportunity for Food Bank to create further awareness in our community that the face of hunger has changed," notes Kathleen Stress, executive director, Food Bank of Central New York. "It is no longer the homeless man on the street corner but our neighbors and friends struggling to make ends meet. We extend a sincere thank you to the SPM Club for believing in and supporting Food Bank's work."
The SPM Club Charity Auction is one of several programs Food Bank will partner with during the winter season. From December 6-13, the Food for Families program, Tops Friendly Markets provides customers the opportunity to support the Food Bank with the purchase of a Brown Bag of Hope. The current Check Out Hunger campaign at PriceRite, and upcoming campaigns at Price Chopper, Wegmans and Tops Friendly Markets allows customers to add a donation onto their check-out total. Every dollar raised will provide up to 2.3 meals distributed to families and individuals in need in our community.
A certified member of Feeding America, Food Bank of Central New York has been helping the hungry since 1985, providing support to emergency food programs, such as food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters. Day care centers, rehabilitation centers, senior centers, and group homes also utilize Food Bank to supplement their food needs.
The purchase of a game ticket for the Dec. 7 Syracuse men's basketball game is necessary for access to the auction. Tickets can be purchased on the SU Athletics' Web site or at the Carrier Dome Box Office. Tickets can also be ordered by phone at 1-800-DOMETIX. Follow the Syracuse Charity Auction on Twitter @SU_SPM_Auction, and on Facebook. For more information on the SPM Club Charity Sports Auction, please visit www.sucharitysportsauction.com .