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 $30,000 for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. This year, we will be working to grant Araceli’s wish! Araceli is a 4-year-old from Milwaukee who is living with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She enjoys riding her bike, blowing bubbles, playing games on her tablet, and playing board games. She wishes to go to Walt Disney World.
The Wisconsin Basketball Officials Association (WBOA) and other officials associations are continuing the Yellow Whistles for Greg campaign from January 17th - January 20th. Once again, officials will be wearing yellow whistles in Greg's honor and encouraged to make a donation to Make-A-Wish.