Former Buffalo Bills players Al Bemiller, Tom Day, Charles Ferguson, Booker Edgerson and Ed Rutkowski will join former Bills coach Lou Saban at the "Evening with Lou Saban and Friends" fund-raiser at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, at 6:30 p.m. April 21.
Proceeds from the $50-per-plate affair will benefit the new football program that Saban heads at Alfred State College. For reservations, call 1-607-587-4396.
Retired All-Pro defensive tackle Rosey Grier, now an ordained minister, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Resurrection Sports Breakfast, at 9 a.m. April 8 at the Buffalo Convention Center.
Phoenix Cardinals running back Ron Wolfley, an Orchard Park High graduate, will also speak. Buffalo Bills wide receiver Don Beebe will receive the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Courage Award. Houghton College soccer star Jamie Wellington, also from Orchard Park, will be named Christian athlete of the year.
Tickets, at $12 each, may be ordered by calling 683-3530.
Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School will hold its Sports Nite program Saturday at 7 p.m., at the school, 601 McKinley Parkway, South Buffalo.
Radio personality Chuck Dickerson will be the speaker. Sportscaster Chuck Howard will be master of ceremonies.
Inductees into the Timon Sports Hall of Fame are: Roger Kremblas, Class of 1967; Michael Leary, '68; James Barnes, '79; Michael Robertson, '86; and Michael Doctor, '87.
Ed Rider, Class of 1970, will receive the Tom Sands Community Service Award.
Tickets are available at the school or by calling 826-3615.
Offensive lineman Mark Valvo, a 1993 Buffalo State graduate, from Cheektowaga, has signed with the CFL's expansion Memphis Mad Dogs. Valvo played one season for the Albany Firebirds of the Arena league. He leaves for training camp in Memphis on May 28.
James Hoysradt II of Lewiston, a sophomore linebacker at Hartwick College in Oneonta, will tour Europe this summer as a member of the U.S. National Football Team.
The team is operated by the United States Football Federation, a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting American rules football as a future Olympic sport.
Hoysradt was voted Hartwick's most valuable defensive player last season and was an East Coast Athletic Conference player of the week. He beat out some 300 other candidates from NCAA Divisions I, II and III and semipro football, in tryouts this year.
Football stars Dick Butkus, Bob Lilly and Chuck Bednarik, baseball greats Phil Rizzuto and Tommy John and hockey Hall of Famer Gump Worsley will be guests at the Spring Spectacular Sports Card Show at various times Friday through Sunday at Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Sanborn. They will charge between $10 and $40 for autographs. Admission is $2.50 for adults, children under 10 are free. Call 248-2987.
Calling all camps!
The Buffalo News plans to run its annual directory of sports camps in the Western New York area in early May. if you would like your camp listed, please mail the information to The News sports department, One News Plaza, Buffalo, NY, 14240. There is no charge.
FIGURE SKATING: The Amherst Skating Club will celebrate the finale of the 1994-95 season with an exhibition of skaters at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Audubon Ice Rink. Call 634-3887.
FLOOR HOCKEY: Entries are open for 14-and-under teams in the April 17-20 tournament at Gloria J. Parks Community Center. Call Kevin Ferguson at 832-1010.
FOOTBALL: The Buffalo Gladiators, a semipro team, is seeking players, cheerleaders and sponsors for the 1995 Mid Continental Football League season. Home games will be at the University at Buffalo's Amherst Stadium. Call 882-1616.
HOCKEY: The North Buffalo Hockey Association will hold tryouts for Thundercat travel teams from Saturday to April 8 at the Lafayette Park Rink. Call Joe (835-9438) or Jim (875-9872). . . . Players and teams in the "College AAA" league must register at Holiday Twin Rinks. Play in the former "Jr. AAA" League for college and professional players starts May 10. Call 685-3660. . . . The South Buffalo Amateur Hockey Association will hold tryouts at Leisure Rinks on Weiss Road, Orchard Park on April 11 and April 13. Call Ron Pacholczak at 827-8230. . . . Players needed for positions on the Free Agency Hockey Club at Holiday and Leisure Rinks. Tryouts will be held Thursday and Tuesday at 10 p.m. Call 884-3733.
KICKBOXING: Four title bouts will be featured at the "Rumble at the Radisson" at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Buffalo Radisson Hotel, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children under 16. Call 633-8076.
RACQUETBALL: Registration is open for the Erie County Racquetball Championships April 7-8 at the Buffalo Athletic Club's Eastern Hills branch. Call Steve Gloss (876-4084) or Pat Meyer (833-5226).
SOFTBALL: Men's and coed teams needed for Wednesday and Friday leagues at the Canisius College's Demske Athletic Complex. Representatives should attend organizational meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Koessler Center. Call 897-3140. . . . Men's teams needed for Sunday morning league with doubleheaders every week and no residency requirement. Call Phil at 892-4175 (days) or Skip at 655-4316.
VOLLEYBALL: Captains of teams in outdoor summer leagues at Tremors, The Pier and Steamers will meet April 6 at 7 p.m. at the ballroom area of the Radisson Hotel, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Call 685-3859. . . . Team captains in the Brennan's outdoor sand volleyball league will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 10 at 4401 Transit Road. Call Vera Daly at 731-3766. . . . Team captains in the Coyote's Roadhouse summer league will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 24 at 1439 Ridge Road, Lewiston. Call Vera Daly at 731-3766.