On January 22nd, 2014, 15 year-old Marquette University High School Sophomore Greg Von Rueden lost a courageous battle against Osteosarcoma. Throughout his difficult journey, Greg's friends and family came together and supported him by going "Yellow for Greg," and reminding him that "No one fights alone."
After Greg's passing, the Southeastern Wisconsin basketball community came together to support the Von Rueden family with "Yellow Whistles for Greg," an event honoring Greg that has raised over $21,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This year, we will be working to grant Graham’s wish! Graham is a 3-year-old from Cudahy who is living with a rare congenital heart disease. He wishes to go to Walt Disney World Resort, and with your help we can make his wish come true.
The Wisconsin Basketball Officials Association (WBOA) and other officials associations are continuing the Yellow Whistles for Greg campaign from January 18th - January 21st Once again, officials will be wearing yellow whistles in Greg's honor and encouraged to make a donation to Make-A-Wish.