Sport Management Club raises over $40,000 during 12th Charity Sports Auction

Presentation of the check in the Dome
From left to right: Alex Wood, 2016 auction co-chair, Kate Veley, Sport Management Club advisor, Linda Cleary, McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center executive director, Colleen Merced, McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center associate director, Kyle O’Connor, 2016 auction co-chair

The Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University is excited to announce it has raised $42,900 for The McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center as a result of its 12th Annual Charity Sports Auction. During the SU men’s basketball game on December 10th, supporters placed bids on hundreds of items, including sports memorabilia, electronics and tickets to major sporting events. In conjunction with the live event, Steiner Sports also hosted an online auction, which showcased a number of premium items up for bid.

“As a result of months of hard work on behalf of nearly 100 Syracuse University students, we’ve attained our second highest total in the 12-year history of this event,” said Kate Veley, SPM club co-advisor. “It wouldn’t have been possible without the many products and services generously donated by the Syracuse community, and later bid on by thousands of SU fans. Our thanks to everyone who through their gifts, have allowed us to perpetuate this event in support of the community our students call home.”

“McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center is so proud of the Sport Management Club students for the amazing job they did with their charity auction,” said McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center Executive Director Linda Cleary.  “We were honored to be selected as the beneficiary of the charity auction and be able to be a part of it.  Congratulations to the students on a job well done!  Thank you for helping us put children on a path to healing.”

McMahon/Ryan is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to ending child abuse through intervention and education. The organization offers a safe, child-friendly process for abused children and their families, supported by a committed, professional team specializing in the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse. The Child Advocacy Center provides services to nearly 700 child victims and their families each year.

The SPM Club is a student-run organization in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics’ Sport Management Department. Since its founding in 2005, the Club has now raised over $360,000 for local charities. Previous beneficiaries of the Club’s annual charity auction have included the Boys & Girls Clubs, American Diabetes Association, Golisano Children’s Hospital at Upstate, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY, the Central New York SPCA, the Upstate Cancer Center, Special Olympics New York and Food Bank of CNY, Make-A-Wish of CNY and the Salvation Army.