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Make-A-Wish Central New York, in conjunction with the Syracuse University Men’s Basketball Team, is celebrating 26 years of the annual Ms. Orange Fan® Luncheon, a ladies-only event that has raised more than $1 million for wishes since inception.

This unique event features an opportunity for attendees to dine and interact with the team and coaching staff, get autographs and photos, enjoy Otto the Orange, the Sour Sitrus Society and the S.U. cheerleading and dance teams, and participate in silent auction, basket raffles, and more. 

The event kicks off with a crowd warm-up featuring The Sour Sitrus Society, cheer and dance teams, and Otto the Orange. An autograph session with players and coaches follows, and transitions to a live auction where attendees can place bids to have a player or coach join their table for lunch. Raffles, a silent auction, and merchandise sales also take place during the event.

Tailgating in The Oncenter parking garage begins at 9:00 a.m. and features food, beverage, music and more. The Oncenter doors open at 10:00 a.m. and the luncheon begins at 10:30. Tickets are $70 per person and must be purchased in advance.

This event sells out every year so be sure to reserve your seat! Reservations are required by Oct. 15th. For more information or to make a reservation, call (315) 475-WISH (9474) or e-mail

For more information about Make-A-Wish Central New York, visit

Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center
Sun, 10/22/2017 - 10:30am