Parents, coaches, community leaders and interested members of the public are invited to attend these free events. Each conversation will feature experts from the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society Program who will present State of Play: Western New York, a comprehensive study about youth sports in the eight counties of our region.
The goal of these community conversations is to share ideas and identify priorities we can work on together, so that all children in the region have the opportunity to be active through sports.
A light meal will be served at each event and there is no cost to attend.
Interested community members
Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Tuesday, November 28
Holiday Valley Lodge, Ellicottville, NY
5:00pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 29
The Dale Association, Lockport, NY
5:00pm – 7:30pm
Thursday, November 30
WNED-TV Studios, Buffalo, NY
12:00pm – 2:30pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, a 501 (C)(3) organization, was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. The Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. For nearly 100 years, the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to its care. www.cfgb.org
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is a grantmaking organization dedicated primarily to sustained investment in the quality of life of the people of Southeast Michigan and Western New York. The two areas reflect Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.’s devotion to his hometown of Detroit and greater Buffalo, home of his Buffalo Bills franchise. Prior to his passing in 2014, Mr. Wilson requested that a significant share of his estate be used to continue a life-long generosity of spirit by funding the Foundation that bears his name. The Foundation has a grantmaking capacity of $1.2 billion over a 20-year period, which expires January 8, 2035. This structure is consistent with Mr. Wilson’s desire for the Foundation’s impact to be immediate, substantial, measurable and overseen by those who knew him best. For more information visit www.rcwjrf.org