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Bulletin Board for June 18

The second annual Baseball/Softball Underclassmen Showcase Event will be held Aug. 17-18 at the North Collins Sports Complex. This event is limited to players who were first team, second team, or honorable mention divisional/league all-stars. This year’s format is ECIC All-Stars versus Monsignor Martin/Buffalo City/Private School All-Stars and the CCAC All-Stars versus Niagara Frontier/Niagara-Orleans All-Stars. All players must be high school students with a scheduled graduation date of 2014 or later. Thirty-two of 39 participants from last year’s games are planning on playing baseball at the college level next year. Coaches should contact the following if they have players who would like to compete in this contest: Baseball: Rob Catalino, 432-8458 or; softball: Joe Catalano, 361-3298 or or Jan Warren at


The fifth Tom Borrelli Memorial Award Golf Tournament presented by the Buffalo Bandits will be held July 1 at Holland Hills. The tournament is a 10 a.m. shotgun scramble and the $100 cost includes golf, cart, lunch at the turn, dinner, one-hour open bar and a souvenir gift. There will also be prizes, auctions, raffles and drawings. There is also limited space for dinner-only guests. Cost for dinner only, which includes the presentation of the boys and girls winners of the Borrelli Awards as the top senior high school lacrosse player in Western New York, is $25. To reserve a spot, email Bob DiCesare at Those interested in just making a donation to the scholarship fund or purchasing an ad in the event’s souvenir program can do so by contacting Keith McShea at Checks are payable to the Tom Borrelli Memorial Award and Scholarship Fund. They should be mailed to: Tom Borrelli Memorial Award, c/o Sports Department, The Buffalo News, Box 100, One News Plaza, Buffalo, 14240.


BASEBALL: Team New Era will hold tryouts for its fall travel teams at New Era Park, 3950 Broadway, Depew as follows: Ages 9-11 at 6 p.m. Thursday, at 4 p.m. Saturday and June 30; ages 12-14 at 8 p.m. on Thursday and 6 p.m. on Saturday and June 30. See or call New Era Park (681-3001).

BASKETBALL: Former Traditional High star Jason Rowe will kick off his inaugural “Queen City Classic” pro-am summer basketball league July 7 at Nichols School. The league will run on Sunday nights from 3-8 p.m. through August 16 and is open to adults 18 and over. Registration includes entry fee and team jerseys. The league will take only 10 teams and the demand is very high for team entry. Deadline to register is July 1. For more information or to register, contact

CAMPS: Summer Instructional Hitting League will be held at Sports Performance Park July 8 to Aug. 26 every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. Age groups 8 and up are welcome. Cost is $119 (members), $139 (non-members) for all eight weeks, $20 per week (members) and $25 (non-members). This league is based on average so all ages can compete together. Besides this league, baseball summer camps will also be held by Sports Performance Park. Camps will be held at Beverly Hills Park, 364 McNaughton at George Urban Boulevard, Cheektowaga. Two individual camps are open to all skill levels. Ages 12 and under on 70-foot diamond, ages 13 and up on 90-foot diamond. Dates are July 9-11, July 16-18, and July 30 to Aug. 1. Each camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $109 weekly/$45 daily for members, $129 weekly/$55 daily for non-members. All three camps are $249/member, $269/non-member. Email or call 565-2096. ... Daemen College still is accepting registrations for both weeks of its girls basketball camp June 24 to 28 and July 22 to 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Cost is $175 for one week or $300 for both. Call 839-8336. ... Niagara University women’s basketball will hold its Elite Summer Camp on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Gallagher Center. The camp is intended for girls entering grades 9-12, and the cost is $65 per girl. Group rate of $50 for groups of seven or more. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Campers receive lunch as well as prizes and awards. Contact Brianna Lucas at 286-8619 or

FOOTBALL: The Kenmore East football booster club will hold a car wash from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Sorrentino’s Sports Center on Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda. ...The next meeting of the Buffalo Bills Booster Club will be at 7:30 p.m. June 25 in the Paul Maguire Suite at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The guest speaker will be John Boutet from the Buffalo Sports Museum.

SOFTBALL: The Gowanda men’s double elimination slow pitch tournament is June 29, beginning at 11 a.m. Entry fee $75 per team and includes prizes and a home run derby. Call Mark Benton at 532-4053 or email

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