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WNY Sports Card Expo Features Impressive Lineup of Athletes and Actors

WNY Sports Card Expo Features Impressive Lineup of Athletes and Actors

 

Baseball, football and basketball legends — including several Hall of Fame members — will take part in the Western New York Sports Card Expo Sept. 20-21 at Batavia Downs Gaming, 8315 Park Road, Batavia. Also taking part in this unique event, presented by The Sports Corner, will be professional wrestling great Ric Flair and four actors from the HBO hit series “The Sopranos.” 

Kicking off the autograph lineup from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, will be NBA Hall of Famer and former Syracuse University star Dave Bing, along with former Syracuse standouts John Wallace, Roosevelt Bouie, Lawrence Moten and Pearl Washington. 

Daemen Associate Athletic Director Named to 30 Under Thirty

Daemen Associate Athletic Director Named to 30 Under Thirty

Jessica Gorski , associate athletic director for sport administration at Daemen College, has been named a class of 2014 honoree in Buffalo Business First’s 30 Under Thirty. The annual program recognizes young professionals in Western New York who are performing at high levels in the early stages of their careers, both at work and in the community. She will be honored with the rest of the 2014 class at a cocktail party and awards ceremony from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the USS Little Rock at the Naval and Military Park in Buffalo.

"I am honored to have been selected for the 2014 Buffalo Business First 30 Under Thirty class," Gorski said. "I have been presented with a variety of opportunities at Daemen where I have the pleasure of working among highly talented colleagues from the department of athletics as well as other divisions. I have enjoyed these opportunities as a learning experience and a form of professional growth."

Niland Named Daemen’s Athletics Director

Niland Named Daemen’s Athletics Director

Daemen College President Gary A. Olson has appointed Bridget Niland as director of athletics. A member of the college faculty since 2006, she replaces William Morris, who has left to pursue other opportunities.

In addition, Jessica Gorski has been promoted to associate athletic director for sport administration as the athletic department continues to strengthen in light of its advancement to the Provisional Year of the NCAA Division II membership process.

“These two appointments will go a long way to move Daemen athletics to new levels of excellence,” said Olson. “We are now perfectly positioned to gain full NCAA membership.”

With Niland’s appointment as Daemen’s athletic director, she becomes, at present, only the second woman in that role at a Western New York college, joining Medaille College's Amy DeKay.

NOCO supports Canisius College's HARBORCENTER locker room project with $25,000 contribution

NOCO supports Canisius College's HARBORCENTER locker room project with $25,000 contribution

NOCO today announced its support for the Canisius College Division I men’s ice hockey program and the ongoing downtown development at HARBORCENTER with a $25,000 donation to the college’s Locker Room Project, which will provide a state-of-the-art locker room at the new facility. Last year, Canisius announced that HARBORCENTER would be the new home of its men’s ice hockey program beginning in fall 2014.

“NOCO is honored to collaborate with both Canisius College and HARBORCENTER in establishing a first-rate hockey facility for players and fans alike,” said Michael Newman, executive vice president, NOCO. “We are excited about the ongoing development throughout the City of Buffalo and by contributing to the Canisius Locker Room Project, we are not only supporting the college, but also contributing to the revitalization of downtown Buffalo and the Canalside District.”

What the World Cup is Teaching Us About Citizenship

What the World Cup is Teaching Us About Citizenship

 

Soccer is the sport played most consistently around the world. It's not sectioned off or dominated by one particular country. According to FIFA's most recent survey, there are 265 million players actively involved in soccer around the world, or roughly 4 percent of the world's population. 

Seneca Niagara Casino Continues Free Learn-to-Play Table Games Program in July and August

Seneca Niagara Casino Continues Free Learn-to-Play Table Games Program in July and August

Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will provide learn-to-play sessions for two popular table games – Craps and Mississippi Stud Poker – in July and August on its newly renovated gaming floor. In addition, the casino recently upped the ante from $10 to $25 in Free Match Play as a thank-you to guests for taking part in the sessions.

The free, ongoing initiative offers guests the opportunity to get comfortable with some of the liveliest games on the casino floor, such as blackjack, roulette, craps, mini-baccarat and more. All participants will be able to learn the rules, ask questions and try table games with “play money.” Sessions are offered every other Wednesday each month.

Sessions take place from noon to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. at Pit 4, located closest to the main cashier cage and STIR, the new high-energy feature bar with a 43-foot high-definition video wall. The upcoming learn-to-play schedule is as follows:

Cabela’s Announces Opening Date of Cheektowaga, NY, Store

Cabela’s Announces Opening Date of Cheektowaga, NY, Store

Cabela’s Incorporated, the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will celebrate the official grand opening of its Cheektowaga, N.Y., store Thursday, August 7, 2014.

A ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted by Cabela's executives and special guests, will begin at 10:45 a.m. and conclude with the grand-opening ribbon being cut by an arrow shot from a bow by a local Cabela’s employee. Doors will open for business at 11 a.m.

Opening day will kick off a weekend-long celebration highlighted by special appearances, family events, giveaways and more. A complete schedule of events will be available on www.cabelas.com/stores when finalized.