28th Annual Induction Ceremony and Dinner

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
153 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202

5:00pm – 9:30pm

Presented by:
Key Bank

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FEATURING

First Period – 5:00 pm

  • Red carpet treatment for the Class of 2018
  • Opportunity to mingle with Western New York sports legends
  • Silent Auction to benefit the Amateur Sports Development Fund
  • Cash Bar Reception sponsored by: COORS LIGHT
  • WGR-550 Live Remote

Second Period – 7:00 pm

  • Three-course dinner:
    • Arugula and field green salad with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and candied pecans served with grape seed vinaigrette and avocado ranch
    • Chicken saltimbocca with prosciutto and sage with twice baked sweet and regular potato, green beans with a red pepper spaghetti squash
    • White and chocolate mousse cake
  • INDUCTION CEREMONY (due to scheduled television recording, ceremony will end promptly at 9:30pm)

Third Period – 9:30 pm

  • Post-induction reception
  • Music by STAR 102.5

Honoring

WERNER “BABE” BIRRER
Major League and Buffalo Bison pitcher

BILL BRADSHAW
Highly acclaimed college administrator

GINA CASTELLI
Canisius College standout hoopster and college coach

JOHN FALLER
Champion Sweet Home football and lacrosse coach

JAMES HEWSON
Track and field Olympian, champion rower

MARV HUBBARD
Three-time NFL All-Pro fullback

“BABY JOE” MESI
Golden Gloves Champion and undefeated heavyweight boxer

LONNIE NIELSEN
PGA golfer and senior tour champion

BARRY SMITH
Legendary NHL coach, administrator, Stanley Cup champion

LOUISE, ESTELLE & MARY WEIGEL
Figure skating champions

JIMMY & RICKEY WILLIAMS
College and professional basketball standouts

JEFF YEATES
Cardinal O’Hara, Boston College and NFL great

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