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Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame dinner Oct. 17

  Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame president Therese Forton has announced the date for the 22nd annual induction ceremony. This year’s event will be held Oct. 17 at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in downtown Buffalo. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 pm, dinner promptly at 7 p.m. and the induction ceremony will start at 8 p.m. Cost for the event is $85 per person, or $750 for a table of 10.

  “Receiving induction that evening will be former St. Bonaventure basketball star George Carter; Buffalo Bills linebacking great Harry Jacobs; Sabres broadcasting legend Rick Jeanneret; local amateur sports star Kim Kaul; Niagara County Community College wrestling coach of 38 years, Eric Knuutila; highly regarded tennis coach, Todd Miller; former Nichols hockey coach Frank Sacheli; St. Joe’s Collegiate football coach and athletic director, Joe Wolf; and brothers Craig and Ron Wolfley, who both starred in the NFL. Entering posthumously are former U/Buffalo softball coach and administrator Nan Harvey, former major league baseball players Wally Schang and Stan Rojek and boxer Lou Scozza. The 14 inductees will bring the total number of local sports legends in the GBSHOF to 254.

For information on tickets, please contact Tina Pastwick at 716-693-3807, or visit the hall of fame’s web site at Melissa Gearhart will, once again, serve as the event chair.

For additional information, call 716-888-2977 or e-mail John Maddock at:

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Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.