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'Sabres UnPucked' event returns in January with Kelsea Ballerini


Thu, Dec 10th 2015 05:00 pm

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will host the third annual "Sabres UnPucked" event, presented by Bully Hill Vineyards, from 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at (716) Food and Sport. All proceeds from "Sabres UnPucked" will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.

Tickets for the event are $100 and include access to an exclusive evening with the Buffalo Sabres team, highlighted by a private performance from chart-topping singer/songwriter and Black River Entertainment recording artist Kelsea Ballerini. Pilling on the accolades, Ballerini is being honored by Billboard with the 2015 "Rising Star" award during the prestigious Women in Music event this week in New York City and has also been named the Top New Country Artist in Billboard's 2015 Year In Country list.

Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian will take over the music duties as guest DJ following Ballerini's performance. The ticket also includes food, an open bar and parking. "Sabres UnPucked" will feature live and silent auctions of unique sports and entertainment experiences and memorabilia.

Season ticket holders can purchase tickets with a special offer on Friday, Dec. 11. Sales will be open to the general public on Monday. Tickets can be purchased online at Sabres.com/unpucked or by calling Nick Fearby at 716-855-4452.

Ballerini launched to stardom with the release of her No. 1, Gold-certified debut "Love Me Like You Mean It" and Top 15-and-climbing hit "Dibs." Abuzz with shout-outs from superstars Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town, she is the first solo female artist in nine years to hit No. 1 with her debut country single and one of only 11 women to have ever hit the top of the charts with a debut.

The Buffalo Sabres Foundation is a New York not-for-profit corporation, qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and qualified as a public charity. It was established in 1995 and reinvigorated in 2011 following the acquisition of the Buffalo Sabres by Terry and Kim Pegula.

The foundation's goal is to stimulate, support and encourage organizations that serve Western New York and are committed to youth hockey initiatives; the health, wellness and education of underprivileged /disadvantaged youth and military personnel; and physically and mentally challenged athlete. It provides financial generosity and other platforms for these endeavors.


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