31st Annual Induction Ceremony and Dinner

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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

5:00pm – 9:30pm

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Presented by:
Key Bank

FEATURING

First Period – 5:00 pm

  • Opportunity to mingle with Western New York sports legends
  • Online Auction to benefit the Amateur Sports Development Fund
  • Cash Bar Reception sponsored by: COORS LIGHT

Second Period – 7:00 pm

  • Three-course dinner: developed especially for the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame by the chef at The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
  • INDUCTION CEREMONY

Third Period – 9:30 pm

  • Post-induction mix and mingle

Accommodations

A limited number of overnight rooms are available at The Westin Buffalo.

  • Group Rate is $199 per night
  • Call Marriott Reservations at 716.858.5900 on or before Monday, September 27, 2021 for reservations
  • Reference the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame
  • The Westin Buffalo is located at 250 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

Honoring

JOHN BEILEIN
Collegiate Coach with More than 800 Victories & Two NCAA National Championship Appearances

JOHN BUTLER (D)
Vice President and General Manager of the Buffalo Bills

ANGELA CONIGLIO (D)
A Pioneer in Girls’ and Women’s Sports from Amherst HS

DEBORAH DOURLAIN
Champion Swimmer at Orchard Park, Bowling Green & RIT; Coach and Official

GERRY GENTNER (D)
Three-Time State Champion Softball Coach at Williamsville South

JULIE GENTNER MURPHY
Multi-sport Athlete at Williamsville South & Cortland; Champion Softball Coach

RON MOSCATI
Nationally Acclaimed Sports Photographer

MIKE ROBITAILLE
Buffalo Sabre Defenseman & Long Time Hockey Broadcaster

WILLIAM RUSSELL (D)
Youth Hockey & Little League Founder, Coach, & Director

LAMAR SMITH
Elite Sprinter from Bennett HS; All American at Alabama & Buffalo State

PETE TONSOLINE
Multi-Sport HS Coach & Administrator with More than 1,500 Wins

KYLE WILLIAMS
Six-time Pro Bowler as a Defensive Tackle with the Buffalo Bills

2021 Spotlight Team

1958 UB BULLS FOOTBALL TEAM
Declined invitation to Tangerine Bowl When Bowl Committee Denied Two Black Members From Competing

2021 Dick Gallagher Legacy Award

Wally Huckno, famed Jamestown High School Football Coach and 2005 Greater Buffalo Sport Hall of Fame inductee

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Please Note – For anyone planning on attending:
Per the updated guidance from the Erie County Department of Health, masks, or facial coverings (no neck gators, handkerchiefs or masks that do not cover your mouth/nose) will be required for all guests, vendors and staff regardless of vaccination status, when at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.