A benefit party for longtime basketball coach and mentor Joe Corey is May 3 from 6-9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport, 4600 Genesee St.
Corey, who is recovering from major heart surgery and dealing with complications from prior illnesses, was the head coach at Baker Victory and was an assistant at Buffalo State, Erie Community College and Sweet Home High School.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door or at joecoreybenefit.com. Sponsorships area available at the gold ($1,000), silver ($500) and bronze ($250) levels. Auction items are needed. To help with the benefit, contact Jon Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda Corey Palumbo at Amanda923@verizon.net.
The Joe Corey Benefit Committee consists of Gardner, Palumbo, Mayor Byron W. Brown, David Hart, John Rumschik, News Senior Sports Columnist Jerry Sullivan and University at Buffalo men's basketball coach Reggie Witherspoon. Checks can be made payable to: "Benefit for Joe Corey" and sent to Kavinoky Cook LLP, c/o Benefit for Joe Corey, 726 Exchange St., Suite 800, Buffalo, 14210.