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Call to Courage event next Sat.

Posted by Chris Brown on March 17, 2012 – 10:27 am

The 11th Annual Call to Courage Awards Breakfast will be held a week from today on Sat., March 24, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Buffalo, NY, from 9-11 am. Every spring for the past ten years, former Buffalo Bills quarterback, Frank Reich, who engineered the “Greatest Comeback in NFL History”, hosts the community sports breakfast event, which is sponsored by the Buffalo Pro Ministry of Athletes in Action.

Reich will present the 2012 Call to Courage Award to Cleveland Browns Tight End and former Super Bowl Champion while with the New England Patriots, Ben Watson. Also scheduled to be in attendance are Bills Wall of Famer Steve Tasker and Bills QB/WR Brad Smith.

Special speaker at this year’s event will be former Ohio State Head Football Coach Jim Tressel, who is currently the Vice President for Student Engagement for the University of Akron.

Three finalists have also been selected for the Western New York High School Call to Courage Leadership Award. The three finalists include:

Pat Walch, 18-year old senior defensive back, LB and tight end from Wilson Central High School

Mike Grimaldi, 17-year old offensive lineman from North Tonawanda High School

Erik O’Neill, 18-year old senior running back and defensive back from St. Mary’s High School

All three nominees have met the criteria of not only being a great student athlete, but also exemplify outstanding character, commitment and leadership on and off the field.  They are leaders academically in the classroom, in their home and in the community and honor God in everything they do and have answered the Call to Courage.

The Call to Courage Awards Breakfast is open to the public. Tickets are $40 each and a table of ten is $350. For ticket information call 716-559-1800 or find us on FACEBOOK at aiabuffalo.              

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