But Ralph is Cheap!
The Sabres do plenty for charity.......which is why I am assuming they can't be so cheesey as to rig this for a profit. I can't find any mention of charity though.
The Bills are always good too. Ralph has found ways to slip some big checks to the community at times without any fanfare.
The players on BOTH teams are amazing off the ice. As much as I can complain about on-ice persona, there are tons of good hearted Sabres off the ice. I think the small town feel Buffalo has really helps that type of relationship.
As for the players, as bad as this is going to sound, I don't think this is really special to just Buffalo. Pro Athletes and sports teams are always working with charities. We had a photo of Boston Bruins players dressed in some embarrassing Halloween costumes