The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (CFGB) is celebrating throughout 2019 its 100-year anniversary as a benevolent organization in Western New York. A ceremony was held on the morning of January 29th at Kleinhans Music Hall to kick-off the year-long event. Adam Page, the three-time U.S. Paralympic gold medalist in sled hockey, and founder of The Sled Hockey Foundation (SHF), was in attendance to support the event.
Adam is a member of the Centennial Awards Selection Committee which is tasked with awarding $1 million across several awards by year’s end.
Buffalo’s Mayor Byron Brown was among numerous community representatives in attendance to help celebrate this important milestone for CFGB.
"I’m honored to be part of this tremendous celebration of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s 100th year. I look forward to seeing the nominees for the grants," Adam commented.
The SHF was pleased to receive a grant award from CFGB in 2017 to support sled hockey program development in coordination with Children’s Hospital. This program has included several free Just Try It events for children receiving care at Children’s Hospital. A number of these kids have joined sled hockey teams in the Buffalo area as a result of the exposure to this great adaptive sport.
The SHF heartily congratulates the CFGB on its historic achievement and enduring legacy in Western New York.