Eleven, on 18 July 2012 - 08:39 PM, said:
I want to know more about just what this foundation does. Anyone have details?
If legit, I'm in; if an income shelter / way to pay for alums to have "jobs," I'm out.
I will say that in eight years back here, I have not heard of any major initiative sponsored by said foundation, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen.
OTOH, there are plenty of very nice-sounding foundations that really don't do much except support a couple of execs.
Need to know which way this one goes.
Very good line of questioning, Grumpy Eleven!
While I have no access to their books, they have sponsored a breast cancer travel bus that raises awareness.....and they helped to build a baseball diamond for handicapped kids recently.
I have noticed an increase in high $$ items donated by the Sabres once Pegula took over and I attribute a lot of that to Mrs. Pegula taking an active role in assisting.
Any charity is a leap of faith. I know a lot of the wives and girlfriends donate time to this, and even though I abandoned my season tickets years ago...I still try and support the charity events the Sabres run. Larry Playfair has worked with me on certain aspects of this and he was as serious and dedicated as I could ask. So were the other former players involved.
Again....I have no problem calling them out on the ice...but off the ice this is one great town to live in, and those that have played here appreciate it.