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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.

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. 

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.

Sports Memorabilia Show to Feature Appearances by Marv Levy, Floyd Smith

Sports Memorabilia Show to Feature Appearances by Marv Levy, Floyd Smith

 

Western New York's largest sports card and memorabilia show, featuring more than 100 tables of merchandise and guest appearances by former Buffalo Bills Head Coach Marv Levy and former Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Floyd Smith, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.

Smith, who also served as the Sabres first team captain, will sign autographs for fans from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., while Levy will sign from noon to 2 p.m. Autographs are $8 per item for Smith and $30 per item for Levy.

Bases Loaded to host Andre Reed for Autograph Signing Event

Bases Loaded to host Andre Reed for Autograph Signing Event

 

Buffalo Bills legendary wide receiver Andre Reed, recently voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2014, will hold his first post-Hall of Fame vote autograph signing event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Reed will enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame along with Michael Strahan, Derrick Brooks, Walter Jones, Aeneas Williams, Ray Guy and Claude Humphrey. The enshrinement ceremony will take place on Saturday, Aug. 2.