Local Businessman Donates to Boys & Girls Club After Syracuse Win
Local businessman and owner of Upstate Shredding and Weitsman Recycling Adam Weitsman will be donating $175,000 to four area Boys & Girls Clubs after The Syracuse Men's Basketball team upset number one ranked Duke last night.
According to Syracuse.com, Weitsman was reading about Isaiah Stewart who is a Syracuse recruit. It turns out Stewart learned how to play basketball in Rochester at the Boys & Girls Club.
Weitsmans grandfather, according to Syracuse.com, was one of the founding members of the Tioga Boys & Girls Club in Owego. So Weitsman decided to put some money on the game. He posted on Facebook that he would make the donation, at that time, to three area Boys & Girls Clubs if the Orange could pull off the upset.
According to Syracuse.com, Weitsman and a few of his friends travel to Durham, North Carolina to watch the game in person. Duke jumped out to a 12 nothing lead but Syracuse cut the lead to just one point by halftime.
A post on Weitsman's Facebook page said he will donate $50,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs in Owego, Binghamton, and Syracuse.
And as of today, he took to Facebook to say he that he didn't forget the Endicott Boys and Girls Club either. He said he is going to give them $25,000 to use at their discretion.
So last night's game wasn't just a big win for Jim Boeheim and his team, it was a big win for kids in Owego, Binghamton, Endicott, and Syracuse thanks to one big Orange fan.