Sport Management Club raises $45,000 at 17th Charity Auction

The Sport Management Club at Syracuse University raised $45,000 for the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation as a result of its 17th Annual Charity Sports Auction.
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Sport Management majors Luca Giacobbe ’22, Jakob Fox ’22 and Megan Monzo ’22 (from left) served as co-chairs for Falk College’s 17th Annual Charity Sports Auction.

During the SU men’s basketball game on Nov. 20, 2021, supporters placed bids on items, including sports memorabilia, electronics, jewelry, gift baskets, trips, and tickets to major sporting events. An online auction also took place from Nov. 20-27, which showcased hundreds of items up for bid.

The SPM Club is a student-run organization in the Falk College Sport Management Department. Since its founding in 2005, the club has raised more than $613,000 for local charities. Previous beneficiaries of the club’s annual charity auction include Boys & Girls Clubs, Golisano Children’s Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY, the Central New York SPCA, the Upstate Cancer Center, Special Olympics New York, Food Bank of CNY, the Salvation Army, Rescue Mission Alliance, American Diabetes Association, Make A Wish CNY, Meals on Wheels, and McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center.

“Our Sport Management Club was founded on the principles of teaching our membership the value of civic engagement, community service, and social responsibility through sports,” said Michael Veley, Rhonda S. Falk endowed professor and director of Sport Management, who also serves as the organization’s faculty advisor. “The countless hours of dedication by these students to ensure that the proceeds from our charity auction would benefit our community via the Boeheim Foundation is extremely gratifying.”

The Sport Management Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays during the academic year. All Syracuse University students are welcome to attend regardless of major. For more information, contact SPM Club president Blake Taub ( or visit our Student Organizations page.