The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will host the 13th annual Buffalo Sabres Corporate Hockey Challenge Presented by Pure Hockey on Thursday, March 23, at KeyBank Center.
The Buffalo Sabres Corporate Hockey Challenge is a 3-on-3 hockey tournament held annually at KeyBank Center. It pairs Sabres alumni with members of participating companies in a tournament to raise money for the Buffalo Sabres Foundation. Each team includes seven players as well as one member of the Sabres alumni, with each player receiving a special corporate challenge-themed gift. The day will be capped with a happy hour and dinner at (716) Food and Sport for all players and participating alumni.
Teams will also have an opportunity to participate in the live "Alumni Draft" in which they will select the former Sabres player that will join their team for the tournament. The draft will be held on Tuesday, March 21, when the Sabres host the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Alumni who will be attending this year include Danny Briere, Michael Peca, J.P. Dumont, John Scott, Rob Ray, Brad May, Jason Woolley, Jordan Leopold, Matt Ellis and Kevyn Adams.
The cost to enter is $3,500 per team. Interested parties can contact Teresa Belbas at 716-855-4588 or [email protected] to register.
Pure Hockey, a subsidiary of TSG Enterprises LLC, is headquartered outside of Boston. It was founded in 2002 by David Nectow and Sal Tiano through the purchase of one hockey retail store in Massachusetts. TSG has since expanded organically and, through strategic acquisitions, now operates 54 retail locations across the U.S., including three Buffalo-area locations, as well as seven ecommerce sites focused on hockey, lacrosse and goalie equipment. For more information on the company, visit purehockey.com.
The Buffalo Sabres Foundation is a New York state not-for-profit corporation, qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and qualified as a public charity. The Buffalo Sabres Foundation was established in 1995 and reinvigorated in 2011 following the acquisition of the Buffalo Sabres by Terry and Kim Pegula. It's mission statement reads, "To identify and support local organizations which share our core objectives: serving children and military personnel, caring for the sick, assisting physically and mentally challenged athletes, and supporting youth hockey initiatives. By utilizing financial resources and community influence, the Buffalo Sabres Foundation assists these organizations and their beneficiaries in realizing their highest potential and succeeding in their endeavors."