WBBZ-TV, Your Hometown MeTV Station will telecast the “Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Induction Ceremony” Sunday December 31st at 5p.m.
Musial commented, “This is the first time WBBZ-TV has partnered with the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. It was an exciting evening on November 1st when legends of Western New York sports were introduced at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Our team was there to help facilitate video on the night of the event, and created a 90 minute special that will air twice this season.”
Tom Koller is President of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, producing the event with the GBSHOF Board and producer Reed Rankin from RPM Productions.
The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame ceremonies were hosted by veteran sportscaster Paul Peck, who is also co-host of the WBBZ-TV bowling program, “Beat The Champ!”
Here is the list of inductees:
Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist
World Champion Billiards Player & Pro Boxer
Buffalo State Softball Coach
WILLIE “HUTCH” JONES
Basketball Player: Bishop Turner, Vanderbilt, NBA
World Renowned Golf Course Developer
NHL Administrator, Coach
Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame to air on WBBZ-TV, page 2:
WNY High School Volleyball Coaching Pioneer
Major League Baseball Manager
Football Player: St. Joe’s, UCLA, NFL
Buffalo Sabres Player
Shot & Discus Record Holder, NCAA All-American
Award-Winning Olympic Rowing Coach
Click the link to photos of the 2017 Class:
More information on the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame can be found at:
WBBZ is seen throughout Western New York over-the-air on digital channel 67.1. Ch. 5 on Verizon FiOS (HD 505); Ch. 5 Dish; Ch. 67 DirecTV, and these Spectrum Cable channels: Buffalo – Niagara Falls Metro area: Channel 5 (HD 1230); Batavia – Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans Counties Channel 71 (HD 1230); Parts of Erie and Niagara Counties Channel 71 (HD 1230); Dunkirk Channel 99 (HD 1230); Olean Channel 21 (HD 1230); Fredonia – Jamestown Channel 72 (HD 1230); Alfred- Angelica- Avoca- Bath- Bolivar Friendship- Hornell Channel 71 (HD 1230).
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