"She's got a better shot than you do," Boone said to Manuel.
Boone, Manuel, Jawad Williams and Melvin Scott -- all members of the 2001-02 North Carolina men's basketball team -- were on hand Saturday to celebrate the re-opening of the Ronald McDonald House, located at 101 Old Mason Farm Road.
"They asked us to come by and play with the kids," Boone said.
A long waiting list prompted the boarding house for families with hospitalized children to undergo a $1.2 million expansion, which was funded by saved funds, donations and grants.
About 200 children, parents, volunteers and even Ronald McDonald himself attended the event, which took place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m at the house.
Food ranging from snow cones to baked beans were served and children enjoyed games including ring toss and twister.
Joelle Tatum was at the festival with her three-year-old brother Austin and her mother Kelley.
Kelley Tatum brought her family to the celebration to show her gratitude for being able to stay at the house.
"We stayed at the house in '97 and '98 when my son Jordan needed a heart transplant," she said. "This is a wonderful organization, all they want to do is help."