December 13, 2007
Buffalo Stars/Buffalo Hornets Community Appreciation Weekend
The Buffalo Stars Juniors will host our Annual Community Appreciation Weekend December 15-16 at Holiday Twin Rinks. The Buffalo Stars Empire Junior B team will host the Pittsburgh Junior Penguins while the CHA Junior C team will host the Virginia Express.
On Saturday, December 15th the Buffalo Stars Junior C players will participate in the Annual Christmas Party at Children’s Hospital. Stars players will help pass out gifts to the patients in the hospital. Later that evening, the Buffalo Stars Juniors will present Team Picture Night. All Fans coming into the building who bring in food for our Annual Food Drive will receive a Buffalo Stars color team picture of their choice. Quantity is limited. The Stars Junior C team will play at 4:15pm and the Empire Junior B team takes to the ice at 7pm.
On Sunday, December 16th the Buffalo Stars and our Youth Organization Buffalo Hornets will conduct their Annual Christmas Party and Food Drive for the Food Bank of WNY. Activities begin at 10am as the Buffalo Stars Junior C team hosts Virginia. Starting at noon, all families and fans of the Buffalo Stars and Buffalo Hornets can enjoy a snack buffet which will be open until 6pm. The Buffalo Stars Junior B team hosts Pittsburgh at 12:45pm. There will be music and dancing on the Rink 1 balcony starting at 1pm and continuing until 6pm. The always popular Santa arrives at 2pm. There will be pictures with Santa and Christmas Carols by the fireplace. An open Family Skating Party will run from 3:45-5:15pm and everyone is invited. There will be a Chinese Auction and raffles and prize give away all day long.
The main feature of the weekend will be the Food Collection for the Food Bank of WNY. Last year the Buffalo Stars and Buffalo Hornets collected over 2500 pounds of food. We hope to exceed that number this year. People can drop off their canned or dry good food items on Saturday between 4-7pm and Sunday between 9am-5pm. Buffalo Hornets and Buffalo Stars players will also be in their neighborhood throughout the week collecting food from their neighbors.
In addition to the Annual Food Drive, each Buffalo Hornets and Buffalo Stars team is adopting a family for the Holiday Season. Each team will help to make the Christmas Holiday special for a family that may otherwise be without Christmas.
We hope you can come out and be a part of our special weekend. For more information about the Buffalo Stars visit us on line at: www.buffalostars.com or call 716-685-1122.