Calling all camps!
The Buffalo News plans to run its annual directory of summer camps in the WNY area on May 3. If you would like your camp listed, please e-mail the information to Deputy Sports Editor Dennis Danheiser at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge.
Veteran referee Ben Bluman, president of Board 53 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, will receive the John Nucatola Award from the Collegiate Basketball Officials Association at the organization's annual meeting this month. Bluman is a former president of the CBOA, which officiates all Division II and III games in the Eastern College Athletic Conference.
The award is named for the late John Nucatola, a longtime college official and former supervisor of National Basketball Association referees.
Board 53 officials Bruce Hoffman and Dorothy Jones recently officiated the NCAA Division III Final Four women's games in Virginia.
A benefit for longtime basketball coach and mentor Joe Corey will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. May 3 at the Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport, 4600 Genesee St.
Corey, 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 are 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 email@example.com or Amanda Corey Palumbo at Amanda923@verizon.net.
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.
The Niagara Frontier Volleyball Starships of West Seneca placed fourth in the 15-open division at the recent Big South National Qualifier in Atlanta. Over 1,200 teams competed at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Niagara Frontier advanced to the Girls Junior National Championships in Columbus, Ohio, in July where it will be playing against the top 28 teams in the country. In addition, Niagara Frontier teams raised $500 for the Dig Pink initiative through USA Volleyball.
Team members include: Taylor Kaznowski (Frontier), Taylor Hite (Hamburg), Leah Meyer (St. Mary's), Kaitlyn Long (Frontier), Mckenna Maycock (Randolph), Gabby Hansen (North Tonawanda), Ashley Drzymala (St. Mary's), Rachel Stephenson (Frontier), Lauren Schreiner (Williamsville North), Jenna Reeser (Sweet Home) and coaches Gary Hill and Stephen Pierce.
The third annual Lou Reuter Memorial Run will take place May 12 at Kenmore East High School, 350 Fries Road, Tonawanda. There is a 1-mile walk and 5K run. Reuter, who passed away in August 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer, coached junior varsity and varsity football at Kenmore East for 33 years. For details, go to signmeup.com.
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