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Bulletin Board (March 31): Notes and events

Kenmore West High School will host a fundraiser Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the old gym at Kenmore West, to benefit the Kenmore East and Kenmore West baseball teams. Brand name mattresses with factory warranties will be for sale at 40 to 60 percent below retail. For details contact Kenmore East coach Leslie Simon, 861-2061, or Kenmore West Coach John Haynes, 628-1710.


BOCCE BALL: There will be a meeting April 8 at noon at Ennis’ West End Tavern, 392 Ohio St., Lockport, for people interested in forming bocce teams.

FOOTBALL: SUNY Buffalo State Head Coach Jerry Boyes, staff and players will give a free football coaches’ clinic Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Houston Gym on the Buffalo State Campus. The staff and players will demonstrate techniques and drills to improve football play. The WNY football coaches will present their annual awards. All youth, high school and college coaches are encouraged to attend. Call Len Jankiewicz at 901-5615.

ICE SKATING: Learn to skate classes for hockey players and figure skaters will start next week at the Niagara University Ice Complex in Lewiston, Mondays (5:15-5:45 p.m.), Wednesdays (6:00-6:30 p.m.) and Fridays (4:55-5:25 p.m.); and at Hockey Outlet Ice Complex in Wheatfield on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. Classes are for ages 4 to adult. Download an application or sign-up at Call 636-7401.

LACROSSE: Canisius men’s lacrosse and Dick’s Sporting Goods will host an instructional clinic on April 15, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The clinic will include instruction from Canisius and Canadian National Team Head Coach Randy Mearns, and Griffs players. Capped at 100 participants, the players must currently be enrolled in grades one through eight, and not play on a team with the Class of 2020 or older, due to NCAA compliance. Participants will receive a free ticket to Canisius’ game against Siena at 3 p.m. and a special gift from Dick’s Sporting Goods, and need to provide name, age, organization played for/with, parent name, parent contact number and address. Send the information to the Canisius Ticket Sales & Service Manager, Joe LaVare, at or by calling 888-8286.

RUNNING: Independent Health and Canisius College will hold the 19th Shoes For The Shelter 5K run on April 23, 10 a.m. in downtown Buffalo. Registration for the USATF-santioned event will be at Canisius College’s Patrick Lee Center, located next to the Koessler Athletic Center at the corner of Main and Delavan, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Entry fee for adults is $25 pre-registration and $30 the day of the race. The first 500 registrants receive a dri-fit T-shirt and everyone is encouraged to turn in sneakers or shoes for the St. Vincent de Paul Society on race day. Visit to register or for more information.

SOCCER: Sahlen Sports Park is looking for youth teams for the following tournaments coming up: April 15, Boys U13 and U14; April 22, Boys 12 U and Girls 12 U; April 23, Boys U-10/11 and Girls 10/11; April 29, Boys U 17 and Boys U18/19; April 30, Boys U15 and Boys U16. Contact Andy at 655-7529 or

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