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Buffalo Sabres Alumni Wine Festival returns March 19
3/19/2019 6:00:00 PM

Buffalo Sabres Alumni Wine Festival returns March 19

In 15th year, event expected to reach $1 million mark in funds raised

 

by Sabres PR @SabresPR / Sabres.com
 January 17th, 2019

The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association will host the 15th annual Buffalo Sabres Alumni Wine Festival on Tuesday, March 19 at KeyBank Center from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The event, co-sponsored by KeyBank, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and John W. Danforth, will feature wineries and restaurants from Buffalo, Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.

As the event moves into its 15th year, it is expected to reach the $1 million mark in funds raised to benefit breast cancer care in Western New York. Most notably, the Sabres Alumni Wine Festival has supported the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Hope Chest Dragon Boats, a Mobile Mammography Unit and mammography machines for many Western New York hospitals.

Tickets are $75 each and are available here, the KeyBank Center Box Office, or by calling Nick Fearby at (716) 855-4452. All proceeds from the event will benefit breast cancer care in Western New York.

"It's great to see how this event has grown over the last 15 years, especially with a new fundraising milestone approaching," Sabres Alumni president Rob Ray said. "It means so much to me and the rest of the alumni to have the opportunity to be a part of it."

"The proceeds from the past years' Wine Festivals have been a great way for the Sabres Alumni Association to give back to the community," Sabres alumni wife Nancy Martin said. "We would like to thank all of the attendees from the previous years for their support as well as our sponsors, restaurants and wineries."

Attendees will have a chance to sample some of the finest wines and food that Western New York and Southern Ontario have to offer while socializing with Sabres legends and their wives. The festival will include music, auctions and raffles with unique items from the Buffalo Sabres and Sabres Alumni.

All attendees are asked to dress in business attire for the evening. There will be complimentary parking in the ramp adjacent to KeyBank Center and guests can use the 100 level bridge entrance to enter the event.

Restaurants and wineries that are interested in participating can find more information or can sign up by clicking here

Sponsorship packages are also available for the event. Anyone interested in the sponsorship packages, which are outlined below, can contact Teresa Belbas at (716) 855-4588 or teresa.belbas@sabres.com for more information.

Champagne Sponsor - $10,000 
Includes: 20 tickets to the Wine Festival, a sponsor gift from the Sabres Alumni Association, presenting sponsor recognition during the event and on Sabres.com, and 20 invitations to the VIP Cocktail reception in the Lexus Club prior to the event.

Chardonnay Sponsor - $5,000
Includes: 14 tickets to the Wine Festival, a sponsor gift from the Sabres Alumni Association, sponsorship recognition during the event and on Sabres.com, and 14 invitations to the VIP Cocktail reception in the Lexus Club prior to the event.

Merlot Sponsor - $2,500
Includes: 10 tickets to the Wine Festival, a sponsor gift from the Sabres Alumni Association, sponsorship recognition during the event and on Sabres.com, and 10 invitations to the VIP Cocktail reception in the Lexus Club prior to the event.

Riesling Sponsor - $1,000
Includes: Six tickets to the Wine Festival, a sponsor gift from the Sabres Alumni Association, sponsorship recognition during the event and on Sabres.com, and six invitations to the VIP Cocktail reception in the Lexus Club prior to the event.

Pinot Noir Sponsor - $500
Includes: Four tickets to the Wine Festival and sponsorship recognition during the event.

 

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