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Fundraiser to support Buffalo Niagara Hall of Fame project


Tue, Dec 15th 2015 03:30 pm

Celebrate the holidays with people in sports, media and music while supporting the effort to build the Buffalo Niagara Hall of Fame.

The BNHOF, comprised of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association, The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and Fandemonium, is hosting a holiday happy hour from 5-9 p.m. tonight at RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., Buffalo. 

A $20 donation includes one free drink. Proceeds benefit the museum project, which has a four-fold objective:

•To give this community a world-class tourist destination focused on Buffalo's rich heritage in sports, music, broadcasting and entertainment.

•To be a year-round destination with educational value bringing school buses, senior tours, families, fans and tourists from across the region, country and Canada.

•To create a facility where each organization's hall of fame honorees would be featured in entertaining, educational and interactive state-of-the-art displays.

•To house interactive exhibits, engaging galleries, a theater, a research area, educational and conference and event space within a proposed 20,000-50,000-square-foot facility.

The organization has created a preliminary design after intensive work with the internationally recognized Hadley Exhibits of Buffalo. The Buffalo Niagara Hall of Fame is in talks for a location for existing space in downtown Buffalo, but other locations are being discussed. 

The Phil Beuth Foundation has already committed $25,000 to the project. 

The BNHOF has created a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 for an initial phase of the project. To date, approximately $6,000 has been pledged. Supporters of the project, who cannot make the holiday fundraiser, can make a pledge at the Kickstarter site: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497680493/847667662?token=73cd94d8.

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