The Kidney Foundation of Western New York paid tribute to the individuals and organizations that work to improve the lives of those affected by kidney disease and organ donation across the region. This years honorees were: Barbara Breckenridge, executive director of the Kidney Foundation of Western New New York; Dr. Joseph Gerbasi, posthumously, former director of transplant surgery at Erie County Medical Center and Erie County Medical Center, which houses the Center for Excellence in Kidney Care and is the regional center for transplantation. ECMC is the recipient of the Jeff Stolzenburg Award.
Daemen College was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to the community, service learning, and civic engagement. The national honor recognizes higher education institutions that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships.
Pegula Sports and Entertainment announced a partnership with TSG Enterprises LLC, owner of the Pure Hockey, Total Hockey and Hockey Giant brands. Under the agreement, Pure Hockey and Hockey Giant become the official retail partner of the Buffalo Sabres and the Rinks at HarborCenter, as well as title sponsor of the Sabres' division of the NHL/NHLPA Learn to Play program. Pure Hockey will also operate HarborCenter's sixth floor pro shop.