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Benefit for basketball coach Joe Corey is May 3

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 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 or Amanda Corey Palumbo at

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.

---Keith McShea

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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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