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

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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


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)
rofessional baseball battery mates in 1800’s. Will was first major league player to don eyeglasses