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SU Sport Management Club donates $20,000 to Golisano Children's Hospital at Upstate

June 01, 2009

Kate Futrell
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Kate Futrell

The Fourth Annual Charity Sports Auction, presented by Syracuse University's Sport Management (SPM) Club in April 2009, raised $20,000 for the Golisano Children's Hospital at Upstate. The SPM Club's donation will fund a respiratory therapy equipment/work room for storing equipment designed for pediatric patients, as well as a small office space for a dedicated pediatric respiratory therapist.

"The current economy made this year's event our most challenging to date. Yet our students persevered in their efforts, learning a great deal along the way. We truly couldn't be prouder of each and every one of them and the amazing event that they produced," says Kate Futrell, manager- career center and event planning for SU's Department of Sport Management and the 2009 auction chair.

The SU Sport Management Club is a student-run organization of the College of Human Ecology's Department of Sport Management. Since its founding in 2005, the club has grown to nearly 100 members and has raised more than $75,000 for local charities like the Syracuse Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New York and the American Diabetes Association of Central New York.

About the College of Human Ecology at Syracuse University

The College of Human Ecology is dedicated to excellence in professional academic education and integrates publicly engaged scholarship as a philosophy and method in all of its degree programs. The college brings together a rich history of academic programs whose signatures of social responsibility and justice join new and evolving majors reflective of educating global citizens whose leadership can-and does-change the places and people where they live and work.

Previously known as the College of Human Services and Health Professions until it was renamed in 2007, the College of Human Ecology hosts seven departments with strong roots in SU history: Child and Family Studies; Health and Wellness; Hospitality Management; Marriage and Family Therapy; Nutrition Science and Dietetics; Sport Management; and the School of Social Work.

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