29th Annual Induction Ceremony and Dinner

Thursday, November 7, 2019

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

5:00pm – 9:30pm

Presented by:

Key Bank

FEATURING

First Period – 5:00 pm

  • Red carpet treatment for the Class of 2019
  • 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:
  • INDUCTION CEREMONY (due to scheduled television recording, ceremony will end promptly at 9:30pm)

Third Period – 9:30 pm

  • Post-induction reception
  • Music provided by Roger Christian

Honoring

Chuck Crist
Salamanca Born Star at Penn State and NFL

Adam Beattie Gunn (D)
Turn of the 19th century track athlete

Joe Horrigan
Executive Director of Pro Football Hall of Fame

Ed Hughes (D)
NFL Head & Assistant Coach; Collegiate star at Tulsa after prepping at Kensington HS

Len Jankiewicz
Football Coach and Athletic Director at Lancaster HS

Dorothy Jones
Prep and Collegiate Basketball Star and Referee

Travis Mayer
U.S.A. Olympic Medal Winning Skier

Jeff Prescott
New York State and NCAA Wrestling Champion from Olean

Peter Scamurra
First Buffalo-born player to sign NHL contract

Barbara Wachowiak
First Team All-American field hockey player and top-level game official;
Four-sport athlete at Hamburg HS

Peggy Wattles (D)
College and professional basketball standouts

Will (D) and James “Deacon” White (D)
Professional baseball battery mates in 1800’s. Will was first major league player to don eyeglasses

SPONSORS

The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame wishes to thanks the following sponsors for their support of our 29th Induction Ceremony. Click on our sponsors logos to go to their website and learn more.


Key Bank
Key Bank
Pegula Sports & Entertainment

Pegula Sports & Entertainment

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo Bisons

Buffalo Bisons
Rich Products

Sahlen's

Sahlen’s


AXA Advisors

AXA Advisors

PCI, Inc

PCI, Inc.

Towne Auto Group

Towne Auto Group

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

WGR 55

WGR 550

The Buffalo News

The Buffalo News

Miller Lite


Miller Lite

Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP

Chiampou Travis Besaw
& Kershner LLP

Hamburg Alumni Foundation

Hamburg Alumni Foundation

Nichols School

Nichols School

Buffalo Optical

Buffalo Optical

Niagara Scenic Tours

Niagara Scenic Tours

Ilio DiPaolos Restaurant

Ilio DiPaolos Restaurant

Empire State Games

Empire State Games

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Buffalo Bandits

Buffalo Bandits

New York Giants

New York Giants

Louisville Cardinals

Louisville Cardinals

Francis M. Letro, Attorneys at Law

Francis M. Letro, Attorneys and Counselors at Law