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Dan Patrick Will Emcee The 17th Annual Boeheim Basket Ball

The sportscaster agreed to emcee the event after losing a March Madness bet to Jim Boeheim.

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Dan Patrick doesn't like hosting galas.

Jim Boeheim had been trying to get him to host he and his wife Juli's event for years, with Patrick making an excuse every year as to why he couldn't attend. So if you think of Patrick as a referee who had just made a bad call, Boeheim stayed on him for years in trying to get him to change his mind.

Prior to this season's NCAA Tournament, Patrick told Boeheim that he would host the gala if the Syracuse Orange made the Elite Eight after sneaking in to the Big Dance.

When Boeheim and the Orange took it one step farther in making the Final Four, Patrick agreed to "pay up" on his bet and host the event for Jim and Juli Boeheim.

Do you love the DP show and want a chance to see him in person while donating money to benefit children in the Central New York Community? Then head on out to the Turning Stone Resort and Casino Event Center and attend the 17th Annual Basket Ball Gala!

Event: The Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation and Presenting Sponsor, Printing & Promotional Solutions, team up to host the 2016 Basket Ball Gala. The even raises funds to support the Boeheim Foundation, whose mission is to enrich the lives of kids in need within the Central New York Community, as well as, provide support for eliminating cancer through cancer and advocacy.

Where: Turning Stone Resort and Casino Event Center

When: Saturday, April 30, 2016

Honorees: Neil, Helen, and Amanda Gold, owners of Jet Black.

Emcee: Dan Patrick, Sportscaster and host of The Dan Patrick Show.

Tickets and tables are still available for the event. The event is for a great cause and will be a great time, despite Dan Patrick being a "step down" from Bob Costas last year.

You're so lucky you get to come to Syracuse in April. It won't be snowing. What better present could you have than that?" Boeheim quipped on the Dan Patrick Show. "We had Bob Costas last year, so we realize its a little bit of a step down for us, but we're still happy to have you here."