Pro Football Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas, Hall-of-Famer-to-be Andre Reed and special teams ace Steve Tasker will be the featured guests at the 65th annual Rochester Press-Radio Club’s Day of Champions Children’s Charity Dinner on June 9 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
The players will collectively receive the Coca-Cola Sports Personality of the Year Award, which will recognize the teams from the Buffalo Bills Super Bowl Era from 1990-94.
This will be the first time that the award will be given to a team instead of an individual. Reed, Thomas and Tasker will be joined by other sports figures and award winners who will be announced in the coming weeks.
“The Rochester Press-Radio Club is thrilled to welcome these great players to Rochester for the annual Day of Champions Dinner,’’ said Keith Ryan, Press-Radio Club Vice President and dinner co-chair. “We are fortunate to have the Bills in our community, and to be able to recognize their contributions at this year’s dinner is an honor.”
Thomas, a running back, starred for the Bills from 1988-99 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007. Reed played 15 seasons for the Bills and finished his NFL career with 951 receptions. He will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 2. Tasker, a wide receiver who made his mark on special teams, is a member of the Bills Wall of Fame.
Tickets for the dinner are $130, with a table of 10 available for $1,200. A limited number of private “Meet and Greet the Legends” packages are available for $595. The package includes two dinner tickets, two 8-by-10 photographs with the group of headliners and a commemorative football signed by the players. A limited number of VIP reception tickets are being offered at $200 per person, which also includes a dinner ticket. Each VIP ticketholder will receive photographs signed by Reed, Thomas and Tasker. To reserve tickets or packages, call (585) 340-1460. Credit cards or money orders are accepted as payment.
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