The First Niagara Foundation and the Buffalo Bisons are teaming up to bring smiles to 100 children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo by providing tickets to the Bisons’ game against the Columbus Clippers at Coca-Cola Field on July 25th (1:05 pm.)
On July 2nd, Buster Bison, the official mascot of the local team, will visit the Babcock Clubhouse at 282 Babcock Street in Buffalo and join several members of the First Niagara Foundation to announce the donation. In addition to the game tickets, the children will also receive a food voucher for lunch at the game.
“First Niagara Bank believes in making our community a better place, and that starts with our youth,” said Buford Sears, First Niagara Buffalo Market Executive. “We are committed to providing opportunities for our children to learn, grow and do great things.”
“The Bisons are proud to join a great partner like the First Niagara Foundation to share the joy and excitement of Bisons’ Baseball with the children of the Boys and Girls Club of Buffalo,” said Mike Buczkowski, Vice President/General Manager of the Bisons.
Diane Rowe, Chief Professional Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo said, “The Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo is very grateful to First Niagara for providing our kids with an opportunity they normally wouldn’t have. We strive to give our kids as many different experiences as possible, and with First Niagara’s help, we are able to spend an afternoon at the ballpark watching a Bisons’ game.”
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo say their mission is to provide appropriate and diversified programs and activities that serve to attract and hold area youth to the Clubhouse. They provide an environment that teaches children the skills needed to build positive lives, attitudes and behaviors.
About The First Niagara Foundation
First Niagara Foundation is a not for profit corporation founded in 1998. The Foundation is committed to supporting organizations in the communities in which we live and work with specific focus on youth and education, community development and neighborhood revitalization. In 2012 the Foundation contributed more than $10 million in charitable grants to community partners. For more information, visit www.firstniagara.com/community.
About First Niagara
First Niagara, through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A., is a multi-state community-oriented bank with approximately 430 branches, approximately $37 billion in assets, $28 billion in deposits, and approximately 6,000 employees providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses across Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.