This year’s recipient of the UB Athletics scholarship award, a scholarship that was endowed from proceeds from the BRF’s first luncheon in 1991, was Christine Haraldson (women’s tennis). Christine is a sophomore from Hoellviken, Sweden who finished the 2015-16 season with a 9-3 record.
Fall Golf Tourney Returns to Its Roots
The annual Fall Classic returned to its roots, the Crag Burn Club, where its inaugural golf tournament was held in East Aurora in 1982. Co-chairs Ronald Raccuia and David Schutte chaperoned an awesome day of comradery at one of Western New York’s finest golf venues.
Kudos to our event sponsors:
Tournament Sponsors – ADPRO Sports, Pegula Sports and Entertainment
Cart Sponsor – New Era Cap
Dinner Sponsor – McGuire Development Company
Lunch Sponsor – Hodgson Russ LLP
Flag Sponsors – Hoffman Hanafin & Associates, Dunn Tire and New Wave Energy
Putting Contest Sponsor – LPCiminelli
Scoreboard Sponsor – Tronconi Segarra
We continue to support local charities through our annual grant program. During 2015, our charitable dollars were donated to Catholic Charities, the USS Little Rock Commissioning Project, and the Signature Project, a project that will be announced sometime in the near future.
Not many other not-for-profit agencies can say that every dollar raised in their fund-raising events goes 100% to charity or is put into their endowment for future charitable giving. Our director dues fund 100% of our administrative costs and director expenses, so every dollar raised ends up in the hands of charities or organizations that meet our mission.
Thank you for your support in the past and into the future. Hopefully you find our work inspirational, interesting, and fun, as well as something you will continue to be a part of. Together, we can continue to move Buffalo, forward.
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