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13th annual Mount St. Mary’s “River Run” set for June 20

13th annual Mount St. Mary’s “River Run” set for June 20

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital will hold its 13th annual “River Run” on Saturday, June 20. The USATF sanctioned 5K Run/2 mile walk starts at 9 a.m.  The course starts and ends at the Red Brick School in the Village of Lewiston, with a main portion of the course following Lower River Road in Lewiston.

Bases Loaded to Host Marv Levy and Andre Reed for Autograph-signing Event

Bases Loaded to Host Marv Levy and Andre Reed for Autograph-signing Event

 

Buffalo Bills legends and Pro Football Hall of Famers Marv Levy and Andre Reed will participate in an autograph-signing session from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Levy coached the Buffalo Bills from 1986-97 and also served briefly as the team’s general manager in 2006-07. He entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. Reed played wide receiver for Buffalo from 1985-99 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

Visa Fees Waived for 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Visa Fees Waived for 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

 

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will take place in Los Angeles, California, from July 25 through Aug. 2, 2015. This year, foreign participants have something new to look forward to: There will be no visa application fee or visa issuance fee required. In 2014, the State Department announced that the fees would be waived for both the 2014 Special Olympics Summer Games Invitational and this year’s main event. Consular posts worldwide have been authorized to issue multiple-entry "B-1/B-2" visitor visas to qualifying applicants.

Amherst Proclamation Recognizes Daemen Basketball Teams

Amherst Proclamation Recognizes Daemen Basketball Teams

The Town of Amherst Board has issued a proclamation in honor of the Daemen College men’s and women’s basketball teams, recognizing both teams’ victories in their respective United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division I National Championship tournaments. The proclamation was presented at the April 6 town board meeting.

The Daemen men’s team, led by tournament Most Valuable Player Gerald Beverly, entered this year's tournament as the top seed and went on to defeat No. 8 Indiana University-South Bend, No. 4 Concordia College (Ala.) and No. 3 Rochester College (Mich.) in Uniontown, Pa., to capture the program’s first-ever USCAA national title.

Sports Collectors Expo to Bring 18 Sports Legends to Batavia

Sports Collectors Expo to Bring 18 Sports Legends to Batavia

 

Eighteen stars from the NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball are scheduled to appear from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Sports Collectors Expo. The event is set to take place at Batavia Downs Gaming, located at 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

Kicking off the autograph signings from 11 a.m. to noon will be baseball greats Luis Tiant, Chris Chambliss and Joe Hesketh, along with former NFL stars George Rogers and Larry Brown. From noon to 1 p.m. are NFL greats Marv Levy, Jack Youngblood, Tom Mack and Vince Ferragamo. Signing from 1 to 2 p.m. will be NFL legend Rocky Bleier. 

American Diabetes Association Announces New Location for Tour de Cure®

American Diabetes Association Announces New Location for  Tour de Cure®

Popular cycling event shifts to Niagara Falls, NY’s Old Falls Street in 2015

 

The American Diabetes Association has announced a brand new location—downtown Niagara Falls, NY—for the site of its 2015 Tour de Cure® cycling event in support of the Stop Diabetes® movement. To celebrate this venue change announcement, ADA representatives and rider team captains were joined by corporate sponsors from Independent Health, Seneca Gaming Corporation, and General Motors for an off-season “training” session on the Ice Bikes of Buffalo at Canalside.

Come See the Cars — and the Stars — at the 2015 Buffalo Auto Show

Come See the Cars — and the Stars — at the 2015 Buffalo Auto Show

 

The Buffalo Auto Show, Western New York’s premier new vehicle automotive event, will take place from Feb. 5-8 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. In addition to seeing every brand new car sold in WNY on display, attendees will have a chance to meet and obtain autographs from some of Buffalo greatest star athletes!

Buffalo Bandits Ryan Benesch, Dhane Smith and Brandon Goodwin, along with some members of the Buffalo Bandettes, will visit the Buffalo Auto Show from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, for a free autograph session. Benesch and Smith are among the team’s leading scorers this year, while Goodwin is playing in his first NLL season.