The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has made a long-term commitment in the form of a $500,000 donation to five local hockey charities. The Buffalo Sabres Foundation will honor those organizations with a pregame ceremony during the Feb. 28 game against the Nashville Predators.
As a part of Hockey is for Everyone month, the team will make a $100,000 donation to SABAH, Hasek's Heroes, Buffalo Sabres Warriors, Buffalo Sabres Thunder Special Hockey Team and Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey Team.
"These organizations open the door to the great game of hockey to many individuals in our community who otherwise may never have the opportunity to participate," said Rich Jureller, President of the Buffalo Sabres Foundation. "The Buffalo Sabres Foundation is very proud to support all of their efforts and to help create access to our game for anyone who has the desire to play."
The donation will be spread out over a five-year period, with each organization receiving $20,000 per year. Each organization was chosen due to their continued efforts to bring the game of hockey to disabled individuals, disadvantaged youth and veterans.
Buffalo Sabres Foundation Mission Statement:
To identify and support local organizations which share our core objectives: serving children and military personnel, caring for the sick, assisting physically and mentally challenged athletes, and supporting youth hockey initiatives. By utilizing financial resources and community influence, the Buffalo Sabres Foundation assists these organizations and their beneficiaries in realizing their highest potential and succeeding in their endeavors.