Buffalo Benefit

April 17, 2016

The Champ Foundation—Buffalo Benefit is in one week! We received final approval from doctors to make the trip and are so excited! I have a final presentation for school on Tuesday, then we will get in the car to make a TV interview in Buffalo on Wednesday afternoon. Grammy and Grandpa have the crib set up and fridge stocked full of Wegmans. We can’t wait!

The Buffalo community has overwhelmed us with their generosity, support and commitment to find a cure for Pearson Syndrome. Restaurants, business and individuals have donated great auction and raffle items. Here are some of our favorites:


Molly Dee original painting “Rising Buffalo”;  Limited prints also available! 

Ice hockey party! Includes a 2 hour skate at Buffalo State rink, a pizza party for 20 and a special visit from Andrew Peters, Marty Biron and Craig Rivet

A private 2-4 hour sail on Lake Erie for up to 8 people including drinks and snacks

In-studio broadcast experience with Buffalo radio broadcasters Sandy Beach, Schopp & Bulldog, Andrew Peters and Craig Rivet, and Howard & Jeremy. This includes a live in-studio viewing for 2 hours, meet and greet with the show hosts and a tour of the radio studio!

Four suite tickets to a 2016-2017 Buffalo Sabres home game with Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame Running Back Thurman Thomas

Get aways

1000 Islands Hotel: 2- night and 3-day stay at the luxurious 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, thanks to David Hart and Hart Hotels

Adirondacks Lake House: One-week accommodation in a brand new lake house in the Adirondacks on Brantingham Lake. This 3-bedroom house has wood and tile floors, 3 bath and full kitchen, indoor and outdoor fireplaces with a wrap deck. It offers waterfront views from every window!

Chautauqua Institute: One-week accommodation in a modern suite. Great home base for your stay at the historic Chautauqua Institution, just a couple minutes from the Amphitheater, Bestor Plaza, Farmers Market, Tram stop, Hall of Philosophy and every program venue!

Fallsview Casino: An overnight getaway package to Fallsview Casino Resort, including one-night accommodation, valet parking, dinner for two in a fine-dining restaurant, and room service breakfast

Sterling Inn and Spa: one night escape package with breakfast and dinner for two

Awesome deals

Four billboards for a four-week period donated by Lamar Advertising—over a $5400 value

Golf outings at Orchard Park Country Club, Niagara Falls Country Club, and Lockport Country Club

A vast collection of top shelf liquor with a bar cart

$2500 in radio advertising on any Entercom Buffalo station (WBEN-AM, WGR-AM, WKSE-FM, WLKK-FM, WTSS-FM, WWKB-AM or WWWS-AM)

Duct cleaning (valued at $2,500) and a furnace installation (valued at $5,000) from Capital Heat

For more amazing auction and raffle items, check out the Facebook event page. Buy your tickets now to skip the line! For tickets and more information, call 716-912-4022 or check out thechampfoundation.org/buffalobenefit.

I can’t wait to see you all at the event! Thank you for your amazing support!