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Sports Memorabilia Show to Feature Appearances by Marv Levy, Floyd Smith

Sports Memorabilia Show to Feature Appearances by Marv Levy, Floyd Smith

 

Western New York's largest sports card and memorabilia show, featuring more than 100 tables of merchandise and guest appearances by former Buffalo Bills Head Coach Marv Levy and former Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Floyd Smith, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.

Smith, who also served as the Sabres first team captain, will sign autographs for fans from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., while Levy will sign from noon to 2 p.m. Autographs are $8 per item for Smith and $30 per item for Levy.

Bases Loaded to host Andre Reed for Autograph Signing Event

Bases Loaded to host Andre Reed for Autograph Signing Event

 

Buffalo Bills legendary wide receiver Andre Reed, recently voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2014, will hold his first post-Hall of Fame vote autograph signing event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Reed will enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame along with Michael Strahan, Derrick Brooks, Walter Jones, Aeneas Williams, Ray Guy and Claude Humphrey. The enshrinement ceremony will take place on Saturday, Aug. 2.

Spring Fever to Hit Nearby London this Weekend

Spring Fever to Hit Nearby London this Weekend

Does all this snow and cold have you down in the dumps? If you’re suffering from a bad case of spring fever, you may want to head to nearby London, Ontario, this weekend where thoughts of the warmer days ahead are on the agenda.

The London Boat, Fishing & Outdoor Show will take place Feb. 21-23, while the London Golf Show & Sale runs from Feb. 22-23. Both events will take place at the Western Fair District.

Senator Grisanti Recognizes National Women And Girls In Sport Day

Senator Grisanti Recognizes National Women And Girls In Sport Day

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti today recognized National Women and Girls in Sport Day, which marks the importance of sports participation in the lives of girls and women.

 

This year's celebration highlighted the role that athletics can play in young girls' development and success by acknowledging the past accomplishments of female athletes, recognizing current sports achievements, pointing out the man positives of participating in sports and highlighting the continued struggle for equality and access for women in sports.

"Studies have shown that participation in sports can have a positive influence on the intellectual, physical and psychological health of young girls," said Senator Grisanti. "According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, the majority of female athletes earn higher grades in class and have a better chance of earning entrance to college."

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles Lists Three February Events

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles Lists Three February Events

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles in Cheektowaga will host representatives from James Spence Authentication (JSA) and Beckett Grading Services during February. Bases Loaded will also take part in the one-day Sports Card Expo taking place on Feb. 15 in nearby Batavia.

JSA is the foremost autograph authentication service in the world today, enabling collectors to enhance the value of their signed collectibles with a JSA Letter of Authenticity. A representative from the company will visit Bases Loaded from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Please visit www.spenceloa.com for more information regarding authentication services.

Richard Childress Joins Lineup of Stars at the Buffalo Auto Show

Richard Childress Joins Lineup of Stars at the Buffalo Auto Show

 

Former NASCAR driver Richard Childress, owner of Richard Childress Racing, will join an impressive lineup of athletes slated to appear at the Buffalo Auto Show, taking place Feb. 6-9 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Childress will sign autographs for Auto Show visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. He joins a lineup of previously announced guests including Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, Buffalo Braves basketball great Ernie DiGregorio and the legendary Buffalo Bills “Electric Company.” 

Have a ‘Super’ Sunday by Designating a Sober Driver

Have a ‘Super’ Sunday by Designating a Sober Driver

 

As one of America’s most anticipated and celebrated sporting events, the Super Bowl brings together families, friends and fans each year to enjoy the excitement of the big game. In many instances, fans will gather to watch the game at sports bars, restaurants or Super Bowl-themed parties. The Resource Training Center in Amherst, provider of the Drinking Driver Program, wants to spread an important safety message about designating a sober driver on Super Bowl Sunday.