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Tops presents Buffalo Bisons total eclipse event at Sahlen Field


Tue, Mar 19th 2024 01:40 pm

Featuring NASA scientists and prizes that are out of this world

Tops Friendly Markets Press Release

As momentum builds for the highly anticipated total solar eclipse taking place on Monday, April 8, we invite the community to join Tops as we join forces with the Buffalo Bisons and NASA scientists to celebrate this once-in-a-century event!

Sahlen Field will be open for Western New Yorkers and visitors from around the world to experience the eclipse for free! Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis either at www.bisons.com/eclipse (where there is a $1 service charge), at the Sahlen Field box office, or at the select Tops Markets locations listed below.

While this is a ticketed event, seats are general admission, as the Bisons are positioning all guests in the best seats possible to view the eclipse.

Once at the event, attendees will enjoy entertainment, education from NASA scientists, and prizes courtesy of Tops. NASA will also be distributing a limited number of solar eclipse glasses to the first 2,000 of guests. Glasses can also be purchased at most Tops locations for $1.99 with your BonusPlus Card.

You’re not going to want to miss a moment of the action with gates opening at noon, on-field demonstrations beginning at 12:45 p.m., live streaming on the 80-foot Bisons centerfield scoreboard from the NASA Space station, exciting Tops “Monopoly Rip It, Win It, Reach for the Stars” giveaways that are out-of-this-world amazing, Tops gift cards and more!

“We’re thrilled to not only be celebrating the total solar eclipse with Western New York, but also the ongoing celebration of Tops ‘Monopoly Rip, Win It, Reach for the Stars’ game going on now at all area Tops locations,” said Kathy Sautter, director of corporate communications and public relations for Tops. “Guests who attend the event at Sahlen field will have a chance to win one of over 1,000 Tops ‘Monopoly’ tickets that were literally launched into space! These tickets could contain our grand prize of $20,000 in free food and fuel from Tops, the ‘Ultimate Trip to see the Northern Lights in Norway,’ a skygazing weekend to the Planetarium in NYC, plus millions of other prizes and great, money-saving offers!”

Bisons General Manager Anthony Sprague said, “With Buffalo being in the direct path of totality, this will certainly go down as one of the most unique and memorable events we’ve ever been able to host at Sahlen Field. We’re extremely fortunate and thankful that NASA has partnered with us to come to Buffalo, because there’s no one on this planet better suited to educate and guide us through this once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Joining us from NASA will be:

√ Timothy P. McClanahan: NASA planetary scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

√ Rich Burns: NASA project manager, Space Science Mission Operations Project at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

√ Kelly Hyde: NASA project support manager, Space Science Mission Operations Project at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

√ Angela Stickle: NASA-funded planetary scientist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

For more details, visit www.TopsMarkets.com/TotalEclipse or www.bisons.com/eclipse.

The Tops locations below will have free tickets available at the service desk (during normal operating hours of the service desk) for the Bisons total solar eclipse event at Sahlen Field (while supplies last):

√ 3980 Maple Road, Amherst

√ 355 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca

√ 3201 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park

√ 65 Grey St., East Aurora

√ 2140 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island

√ 4777 Transit Road, Depew

√ 9660 Transit Road, Amherst

√ 2101 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo

√ 6150 South Park Ave., Hamburg

√ 5274 Main St. (at Union Road), Williamsville

Based in Williamsville, Tops Markets currently operates 148 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com.

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