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5K Run in the Country to Benefit Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

5K Run in the Country to Benefit Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village invites runners across Western New York to participate in the second annual 5K Run in the Country on Saturday, Sept. 28. Runners and walkers will enjoy a flat, fast and scenic certified course that begins and ends at Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

In addition to the natural beauty of the scenic course, awards for various age groups are being specially handcrafted by the skilled Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village blacksmith. These unique awards are sure to become the main attraction in any trophy case. The first 200 prepaid registrants will also receive a commemorative long-sleeve T-shirt.

Student Athletes Need Proper Eye Protection

Student Athletes Need Proper Eye Protection

With thoughts slowly turning to back-to-school, parents are reminded to take precautions as their sons and daughters ready to make their return to the popular fall and winter sports. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are both strongly recommending that protective eyewear be worn by all participants in all sports in which there is risk of eye injury.

“Among the popular school sports considered high risk when it comes to the potential for eye injury are basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, ice hockey and field hockey,” said Michael Tomasik, owner of Tomasik Optical in Orchard Park and Lackawanna. “Sports in the moderate risk category include tennis, soccer, volleyball and football.

Legislator Dixon visits site of Eagle Scout project to honor youth’s achievement

Legislator Dixon visits site of Eagle Scout project to honor youth’s achievement

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon presented a proclamation to Matthew J. Shelvay of Hamburg in recognition of his hours of dedication and hard work to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. The County proclamation was given to Shelvay on July 24 at the Hoover Road Park Shelter, which he and his crew of volunteers refurbished for his Eagle Scout project.

Second Annual Labatt Blue Light Lime Kayak Regatta Stirs up Water at Woody’s Beach Club

Second Annual Labatt Blue Light Lime Kayak Regatta Stirs up Water at Woody’s Beach Club

On Sunday, August 4, dozens of kayakers will take to the waters at Woodlawn Beach as part of the second annual Labatt Blue Light Lime Kayak Regatta. From 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., kayakers will compete, in rain or shine, for trophies, a variety of Labatt-branded prizes and bragging rights. 

All are encouraged to participate, as there will be heats for different sized kayaks and skill levels. For those who don’t own their own kayak, rentals will be available on a first-come first-serve basis for $20 per day, courtesy of Longboard Rentals.

Registration will be held on race day from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and the cost to participate is $35 per person. Kayakers can also pre-register at www.gameonbuffalo.com for a discounted price of $25 per person.  Registration includes a t-shirt, race number, lunch and water, and complimentary parking for pre-registrants.

Sporting Events to Take Center Stage at London’s Budweiser Gardens

Sporting Events to Take Center Stage at London’s Budweiser Gardens

 

Budweiser Gardens in nearby London, Ontario will be the site of some hard-hitting sports action during the month of September!

From Sept. 5-8, the venue will host hockey’s 2013 Rookie Tournament. Featured games include Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa at 2 p.m. Sept. 5, Chicago vs. Toronto at 7 p.m. Sept. 5, Ottawa vs. Chicago at 2 p.m. Sept. 7, Toronto vs. Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. Sept. 7, Chicago vs. Pittsburgh at 2 p.m. Sept. 8, and Toronto vs. Ottawa at 7 p.m. Sept. 8.

VCA Golf Tournament on 8/26/13

VCA Golf Tournament on 8/26/13

The Valley Community Association is pleased to announce that on August 26, 2013, the center will be hosting its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament at Lancaster Country Club. Lunch and registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and includes soda, grilled chicken, Italian sausage, hot dogs, hamburgers, salad and desserts. 

The 4 person scramble format will begin with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. sharp. Beer and refreshments on the course. The tournament dinner will be catered by BW’s Barbecue and take place at Buffalo River Fest Park, 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY, 14203, beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be great prizes for the various contests.

The cost per golfer is $100. Limited transportation in mini-buses will be available.

Stroller Strides Family Class to benefit Women & Children's Hospital

Stroller Strides Family Class to benefit Women & Children's Hospital

Stroller Strides/Fit4Mom Buffalo will host a FREE family fitness class at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 21 at Glen Falls Park in Williamsville. Please meet in the parking lot located at Glen Avenue and Mill Street.

 

This event is open to everyone and attendees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Women and Children's Hospital as part of Assemblyman Ray Walter's Christmas in July Toy Drive. The toys will be delivered to the hospital by Santa and will bring many smiles to the faces of children receiving them.

 

This is a fun opportunity to enjoy a family friendly workout in beautiful Glen Falls Park and to show your support to children being cared for at Women and Children's Hospital. 

 

Stroller Strides will also be raffling off prizes!