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TOPS Mass Shooting, Damar Hamlin and Christmas Blizzard Made 2022 a Difficult Year

By February 1, 2023News

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As we all know, 2022 was a difficult year for Western New York, especially for emergency responders and their families. The tragedy of the TOPS mass shooting that took 10 lives, the Buffalo Bills Damar Hamlin collapse during Monday Night Football, and the Christmas-week blizzard that took 47 lives in Western New York put enormous stress on our emergency responders. These events also highlight the importance of supporting emergency responders.

Our board of directors is excited for 2023 as we continue to build on 2022. 100 Club of Buffalo signature events raise much-needed support for emergency responders in our community. Please mark your calendar with our major events for this year.

–  64th Hero Awards – April 21,2023 at Samuels Grand Manor

–  100 Club of Buffalo Golf Outing – June 12, 2023 at Brookfield Country Club

–  Cigar Social – August 23, 2023 at Lost Elms Farms, East Aurora, NY

For information on sponsorships and tickets for any events, please contact John Cleary, at 716.435,6810 or

The 2023 Scholarship of Excellence application window is now open and closes on March 31, 2023. Scholarship winners will be announced in May.

Finally, 2023 membership renewal letters were sent to our members earlier this year. Please renew your membership in the Club as your support is vital to the ability to fulfill the mission of the 100 Club of Buffalo. You can renew your membership or refer a new member to join the 100 Club of Buffalo conveniently and securely on our website at


David Hatcher
President, 100 Club of Buffalo