The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame introduced its 12-member Class of 2014 Wednesday afternoon in the ballroom of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo.

This event will mark the 24th class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1991, and brings total membership to 279.

Former WGRZ-TV sports anchor Ed Kilgore was one of several inductees on hand for the announcement and spoke on behalf of the class. Kilgore’s tenure on Channel 2 covered four decades.

Eleven other former athletes, coaches and administrators will join Kilgore in the 2014 class. Four of the 12 will be inducted posthumously as part of the “Pride of Western New York.”

The 2014 Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame class is:

This group will join a rich heritage of native Western New Yorkers, or those who starred in and around the Queen City during their playing days, who are enshrined in the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. The 2014 class will be officially introduced this fall at the GBSHOF dinner in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame honors those who have enhanced local lives with their performances and commitment to Western New York sports, an effort surpassed only by the positive impressions they have left on the athletes of tomorrow.

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