The Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc. has partnered with Bills running back Tashard Choice to present “Buffalo’s Kick-Off Dinner,” a fundraiser to benefit CAO Sports P.L.U.S program. The event will be held 6:30-10 p.m. Aug. 25 at Templeton Landing Restaurant on Buffalo’s waterfront.
Current Bills C.J. Spiller and Brad Smith and Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas will attend. The evening will include a three-course dinner, sports memorabilia raffles and an auction.
Proceeds will go to The Choice is Yours Foundation and its partnership with CAO Sports P.L.U.S. initiative, a recreation and sports training program for the athletically talented and disadvantaged youth in Buffalo.
The foundation has helped send the United Youth Football League team to the national Tournament in Florida. Sports P.L.U.S. offers basketball, track and field and wrestling in various schools.
Tickets for the dinner are $100 each a corporate table is $1,000. To make a reservation, contact CAO at 881-5150 ext. 4402.
BASEBALL: The Titans will hold tryouts for their 15U team today, 10U and 11U teams Saturday, 12U team Monday through Wednesday and 13U team Monday and Tuesday. All tryouts start at 6 p.m. at Beverly Hills Field, Cheektowaga. For info, go to www.aturftitans.com. … The Lockport 13U Diamond Dawgs has openings for several players for next year. They are moving into the NCCC Jr. Thunder Wolves program and will play in the WNY boys of summer league. Call Tim, 622-4899. … The SCBA Thundering Herd will hold tryouts for next year’s 15U team Aug. 24 at 11 a.m., at Stiglmeier Park, diamond No. 2. Call Tony, 725-7755. … Amherst Lightning tryouts will be Saturday at Northtowns Center Softball Complex, 9:30 a.m. to noon for 14U, 16U and 18U and 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. for 10U and 12U. Call Dan, 691-3551. … Lockport will hold tryouts for its 12U travel team Saturday and Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. on field A at Ray Lee fields on Lincoln Avenue, next to NYSEG. Players cannot turn 13 before April 30. Call 796-5468. … The Sandlot 16U Travel team will hold 2014 tryouts on Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. at the North Tonawanda National Little League 90 Diamond., 550 Wheatfield St. Sandlot will participate in the WNY Boys of Summer league and various tournaments. Call 597-5211. … Cayuga Heat Travel tryouts are as follows: 10U, Monday at 6 p.m. and Aug. 24 at 10:30 a.m.; 11U, Aug. 25, 1 p.m. and Aug. 31, 10 a.m.; 12U, Sept. 5, 5:30 p.m., and Sept. 7, 2 p.m.; 13U, Aug. 24, 1 p.m., Sept. 7, 1 p.m. Call 807-4868. … The Southtowns Knights 11U Travel team is holding tryouts Saturday at ECC South at 4 p.m. Call 864-8879. … Cayuga Little League 11U 2014 tryouts will be Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. and Aug. 31 at 10 a.m., at Cayuga Fields, 93rd St., Niagara Falls. Call 417-0848.
HOCKEY: The NCCYHA (Fredonia) Bantam Travel team has openings for players. Practice is once a week in Fredonia and half of the games are played in the Buffalo area. For more info, contact coach Jeff Meredith, 673-9659.
SOCCER: Flattery’s beach leagues are starting now. Sign-ups are available on-line at www.flatterys.com or by calling 392-7015. … The Galaxy will be hosting tryouts Aug. 26-28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the soccer complex at Niagara-Wheatfield High School. The travel program is open to all U9, U10, U11, U12, U14, U15 and U16 boys, as well as U11 and U13 girls. Visit www.nwaasports.net to register or for more information.
VOLLEYBALL: Flattery’s sand volleyball leagues are starting now. Sign-ups are available at www.flatterys.com or by calling 392-7015.
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