The Buffalo Stars will hold their annual Christmas party and food drive on Saturday from 2-11 p.m., at the Holiday Twin Rinks. There is an open family skating party; a bounce house; Chinese auction; players auction; food and beverage, music and a visit from Santa Claus. Also, the Stars U-16 Midgets host the Buffalo Sabres Thunder in a Charity Game and the Stars U-18 team will play Wheatfield.
All food collected goes to the Food Bank of WNY. The Stars have set a goal of 5,000 pounds of food. There is a challenge among all Stars teams to collect the most items. Visit www.buffalostars.com for more info.
Christina Franceschi of Buffalo won the Recreation Coach of the Year for Region I. She coaches U-6 and middle school-aged boys for the Buffalo Soccer Club. Her coaching helped five players make their varsity high school teams and she sees soccer as a learning experience for all players. As an active volunteer, Franceschi also works with the Special Olympics program.
BASKETBALL: The Gloria J. Parks Community Center men’s league will start Jan. 6. For more info, contact Kevin, 832-1010. extension 205.
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