Wearing a stunning long and fitted white dress, Juli accompanied by her husband Jim Boeheim entered their very intimate VIP reception looking like Bride and Groom.
They walked into a room filled with happy and beautifully dressed guests and fans.
Held at the Turning Stone Hotel and Casino, Jim and Juli celebrated their twentieth year of their biggest fundraiser, The Basket Ball, socially known as #theboeheimball. The Ball has historically net an estimated half a million dollars every year! – very impressive. The best part is, that it all stays here, locally, to support Pediatric Cancer Research and other non-for- profit organizations who serve at risk children and youth.
I’ve been photographing the Gala for five years now; I’m always amazed at the great event The Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation puts on. Allow me to share my recap of this fun filled, for a great cause, night.
The night started with an intimate VIP reception where guests were greeted at the “Orange Carpet” by Jim and Juli and had their photo taken with them. Guests also enjoyed taking selfies with their favorite Syracuse Men’s basketball player.
As per food and beverage? – I saw plenty of scrumptious looking “hors d’oeuvres” circulating the room and not one, not two, but three bars fully stocked with top shelf liquor – talk about VIP!
A General Reception followed. At this reception, happy and excited guests took selfies with Jim and Juli, enjoyed having their picture taken with the entire basketball team, and again plenty of “hors d’oeuvres” were seen circulating the wall-to wall room full of guests.
Oh and yes, there were two bars stocked with the same spirits! Silent auction items are also on display for guests to delight themselves in all of the fun items available – I wonder who won my headshot/family session? 🙂 Remember to contact me!
I have to give a shoutout to the ladies, there were so many beautiful and colorful dresses this year! The gentlemen were not too shabby either.
The Live Auction – This part of the program is always fun – Jim and Juli are hilariously entertaining on stage. Sean McDonough, was the emcee for the night, super funny as well.
The very lively auction closed with, Vanessa Williams who performed six of her most popular songs.
There was dinner and dessert, but let’s go straight to my favorite part – Dancing!! Prime time Horns as always kept that floor packed leaving the crowd asking for just one more song.
As always, a super fun night was had! Looking forward to seeing you all again and new faces in 2020!! For now, do not hesitate to contact me to photograph your next event!
AND this is MEE with Juli, Kelly Taylor, Executive Assistant to Head Coach Jim Boeheim Men’s Basketball, and her better half.
To view more pictures of the night, visit this link, feel free to share! – much love, ana