- Associated Press - Friday, January 13, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation is teaming with an upstate New York company to help make the Carrier Dome more enjoyable for people with sensory problems.

Friendly Access Sensory Safety Kits are now available at Carrier Dome guest services for individuals with autism, dementia, traumatic brain injury and various sensory challenges.

The kits, provided in partnership with Life is Washable, Inc., are packaged in an orange drawstring bag and include noise-reducing ear covers and ear plugs, anti-glare glasses, sanitizing wipes and tissues.

The foundation says the addition of the kits makes the Carrier Dome the first venue of its size in the United States to offer such sensory accommodations to its patrons.

Jim Boeheim is the longtime coach of the men’s basketball team at Syracuse University, which plays its home games in the dome.

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