The Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program will target its co-founder and namesake when it holds its first Roast Fundraising Event at 6 p.m. Sunday in Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace.

Telling jokes at Jones’ expense will be friends and colleagues who have known him from childhood through college, pro basketball years, as an educator in the Buffalo schools and as a benefactor of youth. For information and tickets, call 743-7490 or visit

The program, known as Team Hutch, has provided after-school and summer activities in more than a dozen sports free of charge, along with programs in math and science and the performing arts.