To celebrate the Buffalo Bills' 50th anniversary, a limited edition of 2,009 commemorative regulation size red and white footballs featuring pictures of Trent Edwards and Terrell Owens, the team logo, and other embellishments of team heritage are being sold to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo.
Priced at $99, including an acrylic display case, they are available from nikcosports.com or at (800) 345-2868.
Buffalo Bills fan Donald Bartz of West Seneca was inducted into the Ultimate Fan Association at an Aug. 9 breakfast hosted by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
BASEBALL: The WNY KATZ travel team, ages 14-16, will hold tryouts on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Williamsville South and Sept. 20 at ECC North at 11 a.m. To register, e-mail email@example.com or call 864-9572. . . . The Southtowns Knights 9-under travel team will hold tryouts for the 2010 season on Sept. 20 at Centennial Park in West Seneca. Players born on or after May 1, 2000 are eligible. Contact Mike Roche (675-7625) or Tim Breen (361-4433).
BASKETBALL: The Western New York Board of Women's Basketball Officials will hold a training course for new candidates starting Sept. 17. Contact Ken-Ton Continuing Education at 874-8500 and ask for "officiating women's basketball." . . . Men's teams needed for Monday nights (40 and over), Wednesday nights (open) and Sunday mornings (50 and over) at the Knights of Columbus. Call Peter at 440-9948.
GOLF: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will hold its annual Marathon Golf Challenge on Sept. 28 at Wanakah Country Club beginning at 7 a.m. Golfers play from dawn to dusk to raise funds. Each golfer will have a goal of $1,250 in pledges and 100 holes of golf. Contact Anna Calvert at 686-9400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOCKEY: A USA Special Hockey Team for young mentally challenged and disabled adults is being formed in Western New York. Some skating experience along with individual equipment is required. The program is not intended as a learn-to-skate program. Practices begin Oct. 18 at the North Buffalo Rink. Call Mike Steffan (691-4530) or e-mail email@example.com.
ROWING: The Frank Lloyd Wright Boathouse will host a 2.5-mile Masters' Regatta on the Black Rock Channel on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Crews from Toronto, St. Catharines, Ont. and the West Side Rowing Club will start one at a time and race against the clock. The event can be viewed from the Fontana Boathouse Club, One Rotary Row. Parking is available at LaSalle Park on Porter Avenue.
SOFTBALL: The North Buffalo Wildcats girls fast pitch travel teams (12U, 14U and 16U) will hold tryouts Saturday at noon at Shoshone Park. Call Joe Bellanti at 602-4678.
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