Story Links

The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will introduce its 10 member class of 2009, Wednesday afternoon, June 10 in the Pavilion area at HSBC Arena. Introduction of this year’s new members will commence at 3:30 pm with board president, Brian Cavanaugh, presiding.
A reception will follow until 4:30 pm. This event will mark the 19th class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1991 and brings total membership to 215.

Former New Orleans Saints offensive lineman, Williamsville native and University of Virginia All-American Jim Dombrowski, one of several inductees expected on hand for the announcement, will give remarks on behalf of the class.

A former NBA All-Star, and a host of local legends, highlight the class of 10 new inductees into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.

Joining Dombrowski are Cliff Robinson (Basketball), Dan Bazzani (Coach and Player, Basketball), Jackie Brummer (Gymnastics), Willie Evans (Football), George Killian (Coach, Athletic Administrator), Joe Merlo (Multi-Sport Athlete/Coach) and Lou Rosselli (Wrestling).

In addition, two other athletes – former Buffalo Sabre goalie Roger Crozier and professional football quarterback Al Dekdebrun – will join the Pride of Western New York – which honors Buffalo-area sports immortals posthumously.
This group will join a rich heritage of native Western New Yorkers, or those who starred in and around the Queen City during their playing days, who are enshrined in the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. The 2009 class will be officially enshrined in October (date to be announced) at HSBC Arena.

The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame honors those who have enhanced our lives with their performances and commitment to Western New York sports, an effort surpassed only by the positive impressions they have left on our athletes of tomorrow. For additional information on the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, please go to

Print Friendly Version