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by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will be hosting the inaugural “Sabres UnPucked” event on Saturday, March 1 on the floor of First Niagara Center. All proceeds from Sabres UnPucked, for which doors open at 6:30 p.m., will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.

The event will kick-off with a writer’s roundtable led by songwriters David Lee Murphy (singer/songwriter who has written multiple top 40 hits by artists such as Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Jake Owen), Doug Johnson (Love Like Crazy – Lee Brice), Tony Arata (The Dance – Garth Brooks) and Jim Peterik (Eye of the Tiger – Survivor). Current Sabres players and coaches along with Sabres Alumni will join in the festivities as guest musical performers and celebrity bartenders throughout the evening. UnPucked will also feature an auction of unique items from a variety of top 40 recording artists as well as the Sabres organization, along with a performance by Black River Entertainment’s The John King Band to close out the night.

General admission tickets will be available at a cost of $35, with VIP tickets on sale for $200. VIP guests will receive a credential and lanyard, complimentary food and beverages and be granted admittance to an exclusive lounge located next to the stage.

  • You must be 18 and over to attend
  • Players will be accessible, but there will not be any formal autograph sessions
  • Fans are asked to refrain from bringing items in to be autographed

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling Lauren Yurko at (716) 855-4468.

VIP Sponsorship packages are also available by contacting Teresa Belbas at (716) 855-4588 or

The $2500 Corporate VIP Sponsor package includes the following:

  • 8 VIP tickets to the show
  • Access to VIP lounge located next to the stage throughout the evening
  • Complimentary food and alcoholic beverages
  • VIP credentials and lanyard
  • 10 General Admission Tickets
  • Corporate Logo promoted  at the event and on

The Buffalo Sabres Foundation is a New York State not for profit corporation that is committed to stimulating, supporting and encouraging organizations that serve Western New York which are committed to youth hockey initiatives; the health, wellness and education of underprivileged /disadvantaged youth and military personnel; and physically and mentally challenged athlete, by providing financial generosity and other platforms for their endeavors.

Through such support these organizations will realize their highest potential, thereby allowing their members to gain the confidence and integrity necessary to succeed in life.

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