Amateur Sports Development Fund

2013 ASDF Awardees

The Board of Directors of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame is now accepting applications for the 2104 Amateur Sports Development Fund. Deadline to submit an application for funding is May 2, 2014. Click here to download asdf-application »

The fund has been assisting Western New York amateur athletic groups since 1993. It was originally set-up to assist the World University Games, however over the past 20 years, over 90 organizations have benefited from the fund. Money is awarded to amateur athletes, teams and organizations seeking financial assistance to foster the pursuit of a higher level of athletic achievement.

The criteria for the selection of athletes, teams and organizations to be considered for funding from the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Amateur Sports Development Fund are listed below. To qualify for funds, an athlete, team or organization:

  1. Must be amateur in nature and must be from the Greater Buffalo region.
  2. May apply for a specific need or piece of equipment if it will serve to improve performance levels in a competitive event (example: new skis for a downhill racer who will represent Buffalo in a national competition).
  3. May also apply for funding of a capital project to improve their facilities (example: money to help build a concession stand or new field/ court).
  4. If seeking funds for travel to an event, competition must be national or international in nature and selection to compete in the event must have been achieved via some qualifying process as opposed to subjective selection or invitation by a coach or committee.

Requests other that those highlighted in numbers 2, 3, and 4 above will be given “non-priority” consideration.

The committee will only grant monies for purposes OTHER THAN supplementing an organization’s normal operating budget, and awards can be granted for repeat applications from athletes, teams or organizations provided the purpose for the request is NOT THE SAME AS THE PRIOR AWARD.

For questions about the application or applying, please contact Mike Buczkowski at or 716-846-2257.



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