Amateur Sports Development Fund

Amateur Sports Development Fund awards 2015

The Amateur Sports Development Fund (ASDF) has been assisting Western New York amateur athletes and organizations since 1993. It was originally set-up to assist the World University Games, however over the past 20+ years, more than 100 organizations have benefited from the fund with the total amount distributed in excess of $120,000. Money is awarded to amateur athletes, teams and organizations seeking financial assistance to foster the pursuit of a higher level of athletic achievement.

On June 3, Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame president Therese Forton-Barnes and former president, Brian Cavanaugh announced the 2015 recipients of the organization’s Amateur Sports Development Fund. A total of $11,950 was awarded to 10 Western New York youth groups and individuals.

2015 Donation Recipients:

  • Alexis Crotty – Purchase of new mogul skis
  • Patricia Mangan – Skier, who is travelling to USA Olympic team events
  • Alexandra McGee – Swimmer, who is travelling to USA Junior Nationals
  • Ken White – Tennis player who is travelling for the USTA/ITF World Cup Team
  • Hill Butler Giants Football and Cheer Association – Funds to re-construct a damaged concession stand
  • North Cheektowaga Amateur Athletic Association – Purchase of softball and football helmets
  • Police Athletic League of Buffalo – Purchase of athletic equipment
  • Queen City Roller Girls – Travel to Women’s Flat Track Derby Association playoffs
  • University District Community Development Association – Purchase of athletic equipment
  • WNY Elite Basketball – Purchase of new uniforms

The ASDF committee reviewed several applications for funds this year. Groups seeking financial assistance in 2016 can complete the application – Click here to download asdf-application »