Jim Boeheim takes part in Golf Balls on Parade

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

DEWITT, N.Y. – Rolling Stone magazine sketch artist Philip Burke is painting a 3-foot-tall Jim Boeheim golf ball as part of Golf Balls on Parade.

Burke was in Syracuse on Monday to paint the likeness of Syracuse's longtime basketball coach, an avid golfer, on the big golf ball.

The initiative is a community-relations arts project supporting upstate New York nonprofits on behalf of the 95th PGA Championship, which will be played at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester in August.

A portion of the sale of each artist-decorated golf ball will be split equally among four charities: Hillside Work Scholarship Connection, Golisano Children's Hospital, Reach for the Green, and the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation.

In the spring, the Boeheim golf ball will be auctioned, and all proceeds will benefit the Boeheim foundation.