Turkeys For Tickets Drive Underway Today

Donate a 20lb turkey, get 2 tickets to a Sabres game

Richard Root
November 15, 2017 - 2:58 am
Turkeys for Tickets 2017
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The Buffalo Sabres are partnering with Wegmans, the Food Bank of WNY and Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Thursday, Nov. 16 to benefit local food pantries.

For every 20-pound turkey dropped off, or the equivalent of a 20-pound turkey, the Sabres will give the donor two tickets to an upcoming game. Tickets (maximum of four per person) will be distributed immediately at the drop-off sites.

The turkey drive will take place from 6 to 9 a.m. in the following locations:

· KeyBank Center Surface Lot (Enter lot from Baltimore Street, via Perry Street)
· Wegmans in Amherst (675 Alberta Dr., Amherst, NY 14226)
· Wegmans in West Seneca (370 Orchard Park Rd., West Seneca, NY 14224)

 Last year the Food Bank of WNY collected over 2,000 turkeys, which they split with the Buffalo City Mission.

Sabretooth and Buffalo Sabres Alumni will be on hand at the three locations to lend a hand and greet those donating turkeys.

“The Sabres organization feels it is our responsibility to the community of Buffalo to help try and give every family a chance to enjoy a warm Thanksgiving dinner,” said Sabres President Russ Brandon. “We can’t thank our fans enough for their generous donations to Turkeys for Tickets throughout the years. We look forward to seeing our fans out again this year supporting their community.”

“On Thanksgiving morning, through our annual Turkey Express event, the Buffalo City Mission along with 250 volunteers will prep, package, and deliver a hot Thanksgiving meal to 6,000 housebound, poor, and hungry individuals and families throughout the Western New York area. We are thankful to the Buffalo Sabres for once again providing turkeys to help make this endeavor possible another year,” said Stuart Harper, CEO and Executive Director of the Buffalo City Mission

“Last year alone the Buffalo City Mission provided over 171, 000 meals and over 79,000 nights of safe sleep shelter. With homelessness increasing 9% last year and expected to rise again this year, the need is so great."

The Sabres are making 4,000 tickets available for this year's drive.

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