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Mary Queen of Angels Receives Grant From Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

Mary Queen of Angels Receives Grant From Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga was recently named a recipient of a 2012 Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Amateur Sports Development Fund (ASDF) grant. The grant will be used to purchase new cheerleading uniforms for the 2012-13 school year. 

The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Amateur Sports Development Fund has been assisting area groups since 1993 when it originally provided support to the World University Games. A portion of the proceeds from the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Annual Induction Dinner held each fall is endowed to the ASDF for disbursement. Funds are awarded to amateur athletes, teams and organizations seeking financial assistance to foster the pursuit of a higher level of athletic achievement.

Legislator Rath: Guided Walk Through Akron Falls Park on Saturday

Legislator Rath: Guided Walk Through Akron Falls Park on Saturday

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath announces that a free guided walk through beautiful Akron Falls Park will be held on Saturday, June 9. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The park is located at 44 Parkview Drive and signs will be placed at the entrance, directing attendees to the starting point of the walk.

“This is a great opportunity to tour Akron Falls Park, which features a waterfall, rock garden and interesting plant and animal life.  The guided walks series promotes healthy lifestyles and includes health screenings and educational information to encourage healthy choices," said Legislator Rath. "If you have never visit Akron Falls Park, this is the perfect time to see its natural beauty firsthand."

Annunciation School Receives Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Grant

Annunciation School Receives Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Grant

Annunciation School in Elma was recently named a recipient of a 2012 Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Amateur Sports Development Fund (ASDF) grant. The grant was used to introduce a new soccer team at the school, located at 7580 Clinton St.

This is the second year in a row that the school has received a grant from the ASDF. Annunciation used last year’s grant to offer a new softball program.

Marv Levy to Sign Autographs at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Marv Levy to Sign Autographs at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame Head Coach Marv Levy will be making a personal appearance at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 11. Bases Loaded is located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Levy served as head coach of the Montreal Alouettes from 1973-77, the Kansas City Chiefs from 1978-82, and the Buffalo Bills from 1986-97. He is perhaps best known for leading the Bills to four consecutive American Football Conference championships. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.

Levy, now 86, also served as general manager of the Buffalo Bills and is a respected author.

MQA Students Earn Track Medals at Championship Meet

MQA Students Earn Track Medals at Championship Meet

Seven students from Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga earned medals at the 2012 Southtowns Invitational Track Association Msgr. Holbel Division League Championship track meet held May 21 at St. Francis High School.

Among the medal winner from MQA were: Alexis Alvira, 11 and under dash; Darnell Dallas, 8 and under dash; Thatheona Padilla, 9 and under dash and 10 and under relay;  Madison Zdzinski, 9 and under softball throw; Kaitlyn Riley, 10 and under relay; McKenzi Alvira, 10 and under relay; and Courtney Ando, 10 and under relay.

Broadway Mini Golf and Driving Range now Open Everyday

Broadway Mini Golf and Driving Range now Open Everyday

The Broadway Driving Range and Miniature Golf is now open everyday for the summer months. Western New York's Complete Family Fun Center includes the 18 Hole Miniature Golf course (handicapped accessible), 350+ Driving Range with natural and covered turf tees, and a 11,000 sq ft Party Corral, Picnic Shelter for corporate events, family outings, field trips and parties.

Special events include a Mother's & Father's Day Special, Miniature Golf Tournament, Free Outdoor Family Movie Night, Glow-In-The-Dark Mini Golf, and a Closest to Pin Competition.

Also open is the Green Acres Ice Cream stand, which serves the largest variety of real soft serve custard, hard ice cream, Wow Cow, cakes and iced beverages. Visit during Mother's Day or Father's Day and take away a free cone for mom or dad!

Some exciting and brand new features are happening too.

MQA Sports Boosters Plan Annual Golf Outing

MQA Sports Boosters Plan Annual Golf Outing

The Sports Booster Club at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga will hold its fourth annual golf outing on Saturday, June 9, at Chestnut Hill Country Club in Darien Center.

The cost to participate is just $85 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, hot dog/hamburger lunch, BBQ chicken dinner and various awards and prizes. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., with a shotgun tee-off at 1:30 p.m. There is a limit of 72 golfers, so be sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible. 

Not a golfer? A dinner-only option is available for just $30.