Get ready for the SNOW BOWL to benefit the Special Olympics!

March 21, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

This is pretty cool – in more than one way!

Get ready for the Second Annual Buffalo Snow Bowl to benefit Special Olympics New York. This is a 6-on-6 Flag Football Tournament played on New Era Field. Teams have registered and raised a minimum of $1,000 to participate.


Here are the details!


Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Registration for the event begins at 7:30 a.m.

Games will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. End time dependent on how many teams register.


Participants from across New York State.


New Era Field; Orchard Park, NY


This second year event is expected to raise over $60,000 to support the local Athletes of Special Olympics New York. The Buffalo Snow Bowl is a 6-on-6 flag football tournament that is open to the public, 16 years or older, with four divisions; Pro League, Amatuer League, League and Co-Ed League and High School League. Awards for the top teams will be given in each division. Additionally, the top fundraising team in each division will win their own suite with the top fundraising team overall winning a catered suite.

Each team will need to raise a minimum of $1,000 to participate in this event. So far, the top fundraising team is from Border Patrol, raising $3,000 for the local athletes of Special Olympics New York.

Each team is allowed to have up to 12 players. This is a unique variety of teams participating, including a team of parents and coaches from Special Olympics as well as a team that will travel from as far as New York City. There is still time to register by going to The tournament will max out at 48 teams.

Four games will be going on simultaneously, with each team having the opportunity to score in the Buffalo Bills end zone. Each team will also be announced as part of the Opening Ceremonies and will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to run out of the tunnel and onto New Era Field. Participating teams will be guaranteed 3 games. Throughout the day, over 20 Special Olympic athletes will be present, cheering on the participants.




Special Olympics New York provides year-round sports training and competition in 22 Olympic-style sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to the athletes, their families or caregivers.


About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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