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Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

 

Sports Collectors Corner, located at Fashion Outlets Niagara, 1690 Military Road, Niagara Falls, N.Y., will host an autograph signing event with Sammy Watkins from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Watkins was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. The talented rookie wide receiver was a standout at Clemson before turning pro.

Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

 

East Aurora resident Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc., a top-level private gym located in Elma, has launched www.anticoncussion.com and developed two USA-manufactured neck training machines and two field manuals that teach progressive, safe neck training. Helmicki has also developed a coaching certification program to reduce the number of concussions among athletes.  

Rogers Hometown Hockey Event to Skate into Nearby London

Rogers Hometown Hockey Event to Skate into Nearby London

 

Local hockey fans are invited to visit nearby London, Ontario, Oct. 11-12 to experience the ultimate hockey festival as the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge makes its first stop of the season! Hockey greats Eric Lindros and Darryl Sittler are scheduled to make appearances alongside host Ron MacLean.

The two-day hockey celebration gets under way at noon Oct. 11 from Budweiser Gardens and Covent Market Plaza (99 Dundas St.), and concludes Sunday night following an outdoor viewing party of the first Rogers Hometown Hockey broadcast. The game features the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers, with the pre-game show hosted live onsite by MacLean from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio at 6:30 p.m.

Football Fans Have Reason to Celebrate, But Need to Celebrate Safely

Football Fans Have Reason to Celebrate, But Need to Celebrate Safely

 

 

Western New York football fans have plenty of reasons to celebrate, including a season opening road win and the great news that the local team will apparently stay in Buffalo for many years to come! And now fans have a chance to celebrate the good news with the first home game of the season this Sunday in Orchard Park. However, how you choose to celebrate could have a major impact on your future and the lives of others.

Sports Collectors Corner to Host NFL Greats Thomas, Reed and DeLamielleure

Sports Collectors Corner to Host NFL Greats Thomas, Reed and DeLamielleure

Buffalo Bills greats and Pro Football Hall of Fame members Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed and Joe DeLamielleure will sign autographs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Sports Collectors Corner, located at Fashion Outlets Niagara, 1690 Military Road, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 

Reed recently entered the Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2014, while Thomas entered in 2007 and DeLamielleure in 2003.

Andre Reed to Visit Bases Loaded for Private Signing Event

Andre Reed to Visit Bases Loaded for Private Signing Event

 

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed will visit Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles in Cheektowaga during the week of Sept. 15 for a private autograph signing session. While the event is not open to the public, fans wanting to have items signed by Reed can drop them off at the store prior to Sept. 15.

Photos of Reed, mini helmets and other memorabilia can also be purchased at Bases Loaded prior to the signing event. Autographed memorabilia will be available for pick up  beginning Sept. 22.

Athletes, Actors to Take Part in WNY Sports Card Expo

Athletes, Actors to Take Part in WNY Sports Card Expo

 

Twenty sports legends and actors — including several Hall of Fame members and four members of the HBO hit series “The Sopranos” — 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! 

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.