Sport Management Club at SU raises over $30,000 during Ninth Annual Charity Sports Auction

February 20, 2014 at 10:46 AM

The Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University is excited to announce it raised $30,500.00 for Food Bank of Central New York at its 9th Annual Charity Sports Auction. During the SU men's basketball game on December 7th, Food Bank supporters placed bids on hundreds of items, including sports memorabilia, electronics and tickets to major sporting events. Following the silent auction, the club also hosted an online auction, in collaboration with Steiner Sports Memorabilia, which showcased a number of premium items up for bid. All proceeds from these efforts benefited Food Bank.  

“As a result of months of hard work on behalf of over 75 Syracuse University students, 79,300 meals were provided to those families in need in our community,” said Kate Veley, SPM club co-advisor. “We simply couldn’t be more proud of our students, or more thankful of the Central New York community who once again recognized a need and worked together to help us make a difference.”

“Food Bank is thankful to have be chosen as the charity partner for the SU Sport Management Club’s 9th annual charity sports auction. The students involved were dedicated to the cause of raising funds for Food Bank of Central New York. Their efforts will help ensure that families and individuals in our community have nutritious food available to them through the emergency food network. We thank them for the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for our hunger-relief mission,” said Kathleen Stress, executive director of Food Bank of Central New York.

Food Bank of Central New York is a not-for-profit organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with the community. Food Bank serves as the primary food supplier for 261 emergency food assistance programs in 11 counties of New York State, distributing 13,420,441 pounds of food last year. Food Bank of Central New York is a certified member of Feeding America. Visit for more information on the agency and its programs.

The SPM Club is a student-run organization in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics’ Sport Management Department. Since its founding in 2005, the Club has now raised over $212,000 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 and Special Olympics New York.

For more about the charity auction, or to find out how to contribute to next year's event, please visit for the most current and up to date information.