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Beckett Card Grading Events Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Beckett Card Grading Events Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

 

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, regional sales manager from Beckett Grading Services, from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the store, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Football Game Days End Safely When a Designated Driver is Part of Your Team

Football Game Days End Safely When a Designated Driver is Part of Your Team

 

We’re about to enter another season here in Western New York and across the country — football season! Whether you’re a season ticket holder or watching the game in a bar with family and friends, there’s one individual that no winning team can be without, and that’s a designated driver.

“While game day is always a highly anticipated event, it is also a day frequently associated with heavy drinking, reckless behavior, drinking and driving, and an increase in motor vehicle crashes,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. “If alcohol is part of your game day, plan ahead and plan on having a sober ride that will get you home safe and sound.

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo to Feature Appearances by Four Athletes

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo to Feature Appearances by Four Athletes

 

WNY Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo 16, the area’s largest biannual sports card and memorabilia show featuring 120 tables of merchandise, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Grapevine Banquet Hall (formerly the Hearthstone Manor), 333 Dick Road, Depew.

 

Ray Bentley Releases Football Novel, Plans Four WNY Book-signing Events

Ray Bentley Releases Football Novel, Plans Four WNY Book-signing Events

 

Ray Bentley, the former Buffalo Bills linebacker (1986 to ’91) and preseason TV play-by-play announcer now in his 13th season with ESPN as a college football game analyst, is releasing the hardcover edition of his debut fiction novel, “Driftwood,” in late August. Bentley has scheduled several appearances in Western New York Aug. 27-29 to sign copies of his book and meet with fans.

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

 

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions is excited to bring the top eight drum corps in the world to Western New York. The event will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, and all of the corps will be staying at local high schools as they prepare for the big event.

Exit 2 Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for SPCA

Exit 2 Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for SPCA

 

Exit 2 Bar & Grille will hold its first annual golf tournament to raise funds for the SPCA Serving Erie County on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Sheridan Park Golf Course in Tonawanda.

The tournament will feature a 10 a.m. shotgun start, contests and prizes on the course, lunch at the turn and a Southern BBQ cookout dinner with a three-hour call bar at Exit 2 following the event. The cost is $100 per person and the event is limited to 24 foursomes. Please visit www.exit2bar.com or contact the restaurant for more information.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author of Book on Boxer Jimmy Slattery

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author of Book on Boxer Jimmy Slattery

 

Rich Blake, author of “Slats: The Legend and Life of Jimmy Slattery,” will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 4, for a book-signing event. The nonprofit community bookstore is located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

Jimmy Slattery was the personification of the Golden Era of sports in the boom/bust 1920s and ’30s. A phantom in the ring, “Slats” soared across the national stage like a comet, then crashed into oblivion. Discarded by the ages, this is the incredible true story of the Irish boy-wonder from Buffalo’s First Ward who captivated the boxing world at its peak.