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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.

No Frills Buffalo Plans Golf Outing to Benefit Hospice Foundation

No Frills Buffalo Plans Golf Outing to Benefit Hospice Foundation

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company’s annual golf outing to benefit the Hospice Foundation will take place on Friday, July 11, at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway, Darien Center.

Individual golfers, foursomes and sponsors are still being sought for the annual “Come Get Some” golf outing. Registration and lunch begins at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Celebrity Golf Classic Still Accepting Golfer Registrations

Celebrity Golf Classic Still Accepting Golfer Registrations

 

Reservations from foursomes and individual golfers are still being accepted for the annual New York State Deputies Association Celebrity Golf Classic taking place on Saturday, May 31, at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club, 4560 Creek Road, Lewiston. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NYS Deputies Association scholarship fund.

Several alumni from the Buffalo Bills and Sabres are expected to participate in the event, including Joe DeLamielleure, Fred Smerlas, Lou Piccone, Booker Edgerson, Charlie Ferguson, Ed Rutkowski, Gabe Northern, Ken Jones, Jay McKee, Rene Robert, Terry Martin and Don Luce. During the tournament, golfers will have the unique opportunity to play 18 holes with these athletes and other television and entertainment personalities.