The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame has introduced its 13-member class of 2013. This is the 23rd class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1991. Total membership now stands at 267.
Buffalo native and a member of the Super Bowl XXI champion New York Giants, Phil McConkey is one of several inductees. The Canisius High School graduate played six seasons in the NFL for the Giants, Green Bay Packers, Phoenix Cardinals and the San Diego Chargers.
McConkey will be inducted with 12 other former athletes, administrators and coaches into the 2013 class. Five of the 13 will be inducted posthumously as part of the Pride of Western New York.
This group will join a rich heritage of native Western New Yorkers, or those who starred in and around the Queen City during their playing days, who are enshrined in the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. The 2013 class will be officially introduced in October or November (date to be announced) at the GBSHOF dinner in the Buffalo Hyatt Regency.
In addition, the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors has announced its annual monetary awards from its Amateur Sports Development Fund. This year, more than $11,000 will be distributed to worthy individuals and organizations in need of additional funding in order to supplement their competitive needs.
The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame honors those who have enhanced the region with their performances and commitment to Western New York sports - an effort surpassed only by the positive impressions they have left on the athletes of tomorrow.
For additional information on the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, visit www.gbshof.com.