The Syracuse Chiefs are excited to announce that Jim and Juli Boeheim will be in attendance on Sunday, April 9th for the Chiefs 1:05 p.m. doubleheader against the Rochester Red Wings to celebrate Jim Boeheim Value Added Day presented by OCRRA Earth Day Clean Up.
Jim Boeheim Value Added Day is the Chiefs way of celebrating all that Jim and Juli Boeheim have brought to the Central New York community through the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation and numerous other ways.
"Jim Boeheim has done tremendous good for this community and our country over the past 40+ years," said Chiefs General Manager Jason Smorol. "Coach Boeheim does not toot his own horn and we feel the rest of the nation needs to know the softer, philanthropic side of Coach. In addition to supporting a local icon, like Boeheim, it is our goal to give our fans the best value in town."
Coach Boeheim will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and along with his wife will meet and greet with fans on the concourse from 1-2 p.m. They will also help host the Jim Boeheim look alike contest, which will take place between games of the doubleheader.
In addition, Sunday is the first "Kids Eat Free" NBT Bank Family Sunday. Other perks for fans include a commemorative Jim Boeheim "Added Value" collectable tee shirt for the first 1,004 fans outlining some of the good deeds and how Jim and Juli Boeheim add value to our community. Residents of North Carolina with a valid drivers license will get free admission. And, the Chiefs have partnered with OCRRA to help clean up our community on Earth Day. Fans will be encouraged to sign up for the Earth Day Clean Up program at OCRRA.ORG.
$1.00 from every ticket sold as well as proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will go to the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation.
Jim Boeheim Value Added Day came to be after the Greensboro Grasshoppers announced Jim Boeheim (No) Value Night to take place on April 11th in the wake of Coach Boeheim's postgame comments about the location of the ACC Tournament in March, and after Syracuse basketball played UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NIT. In a friendly wager, whichever of the two teams has the larger attendance for their Jim Boeheim day, the team with the smaller attendance will make a donation to the other team's charity of choice.
"We know how much value Jim Boeheim adds to our community, and need our fans help in coming out and showing how much we appreciate the value added by Coach and his family," Smorol said.
Tickets for Sunday's doubleheader, as well as all other Syracuse Chiefs home games can be purchased at the Syracuse Chiefs Ticket Office, by calling 315-474-7833, or visiting syracusechiefs.com