The fifth Tom Borrelli Memorial Award Golf Tournament presented by the Buffalo Bandits will be held Monday, July 1 at Holland Hills.

The tournament is a 10 a.m. shotgun scramble and the $100 cost includes golf, cart, lunch at the turn, dinner, one-hour open bar and a souvenir gift. There will also be prizes, auctions, raffles and drawings.

Golfers who want to play with News staffers can do so at a higher cost.

There is also limited space for dinner-only guests. Cost for dinner only, which includes the presentation of the boys and girls winners of the Borrelli Awards as the top senior high school lacrosse player in Western New York, is $25.

To reserve a spot, email Bob DiCesare at

Those interested in just making a donation to the scholarship fund or purchasing an ad in the event’s souvenir program can do so by contacting Keith McShea at

Checks are payable to the Tom Borrelli Memorial Award and Scholarship Fund. They should be mailed to: Tom Borrelli Memorial Award, c/o Sports Department, The Buffalo News, Box 100, One News Plaza, Buffalo, 14240.


Baldwin-Wallace senior outfielder Brendan Toughey (St. Joe’s) was named Capital One D-3 Academic All-America Player of the Year. The national honor caps one of the most celebrated careers in Yellow Jackets history. This season, Toughey batted a team-leading .410 with a school record 66 runs and 66 hits. He added 13 doubles, 4 triples, 4 home runs, 28 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases. In addition to a team-leading .615 slugging and .490 on base averages, he handled 63 fielding chances without an error.


The All-American Amateur Baseball Association (AAABA) will open its 57th year today - it’s Royal Printing vs. New Era at Delaware No. 1, Ken Hy Auto vs. Pignataro Financial at Delaware No. 2, and Mader Construction vs. The Titans at Orchard Park High School. The league consist of Western New York’s best high school and college players under 22 years old. Last year’s champion was Ken Hy. The league All-Star game will be held July 21 following the Bisons game at Coca-Cola Field. For updates and schedule, visit


NYPL Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League, will award over $10,000 in scholarships this summer to deserving high school graduates from the league’s 14 markets. The 2013 NYPL scholarship contest is open to any graduating senior from a public or private high school within the league’s footprint. Applicants will be judged based on academic performance, volunteer and extracurricular activities, and the impact their local NYPL club and minor league baseball have had on their lives. The scholarship contest consists of two stages: local and divisional with a top prize of $2,500 for each of the NYPL’s three divisions (McNamara, Pinckney, and Stedler). High school seniors interested in entering the contest can obtain the official application from their local NYPL club or by visiting the NY-Penn League’s official website. Deadline to submit applications is June 28.


BASKETBALL: The Buffalo 716ers will hold a three-point shootout and slam dunk contest at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The contests will occur between the Summer Exposure League games at Holy Angels Academy, 24 Shoshone Street, Buffalo. Entry fee is $5 with cash prizes for the winners of each contest. The tentative schedule has the three-point shootout beginning after the first game at 2 p.m., with the dunk contest after the second game at 4 p.m. The Buffalo 716ers are an expansion professional basketball team that will compete in the Independent Basketball Association (IBA) beginning in the spring of 2014. Call John Zador at (814) 504-3657 or email ... Hilbert College has an opening for an assistant men’s coach in the NCAA Division III program. Emphasis will be on recruiting, practice planning, and on-court teaching. Playing or coaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Rob deGrandpre, head coach, at

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