BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 19, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will be hosting the second-annual “Sabres UnPucked” event on Thursday, Feb. 12 on the floor of First Niagara Center. All proceeds from Sabres UnPucked, for which doors open at 6:30 p.m., will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.

The event will kick-off with a performance by up-and-coming country music singer Kelsea Ballerini, whose debut single “Love Me Like You Mean It” is up to No. 35 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

Black River Entertainment’s The John King Band will again be the headlining act, and he’ll be joined on stage by current Sabres players and coaches, along with Sabres alumni as guest musical performers. The band’s hit single, “Tonight Tonight,” has been a fixture on the Billboard Country Airplay top 40 chart for 24 weeks.

UnPucked will also feature an auction and raffle of collections and memorabilia from a variety of top 40 recording artists as well as the Sabres organization. Sabres players, coaches and alumni in attendance will serve as guest bartenders throughout the evening, and will be available for photos with fans in attendance.

General admission tickets will be available at a cost of $35, with VIP tickets on sale for $125. VIP guests will receive a credential and lanyard, complimentary food and beverages and be granted admittance to an exclusive lounge located next to the stage.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at Sabres.com or by calling Nick Fearby at (716) 855-4452.

Anyone interested in a sponsorship package for the event can contact Teresa Belbas at (718) 855-4588.

The Buffalo Sabres Foundation is a New York State not for profit corporation that is committed to stimulating, supporting and encouraging organizations that serve Western New York which are committed to youth hockey initiatives; the health, wellness and education of underprivileged /disadvantaged youth and military personnel; and physically and mentally challenged athlete, by providing financial generosity and other platforms for their endeavors.

Through such support these organizations will realize their highest potential, thereby allowing their members to gain the confidence and integrity necessary to succeed in life.

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