The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association will host the 16th Buffalo Sabres Alumni Beer & Wine Festival on Thursday, March 30 at KeyBank Center from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The event, co-sponsored by KeyBank, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Highmark BlueCross BlueShield of WNY and LECOM, will feature breweries, wineries and restaurants from Buffalo, Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.

Through the first 15 years of the event, the event has raised $1 million in funds to benefit breast cancer care in Western New York. Net proceeds from this year’s Beer & Wine Festival benefit the Elevate Salon at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, which was made possible by the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association.

“We are thrilled to bring back the Beer & Wine Festival for the first time in three years and to include some of our favorite local breweries as a new addition to our event,” Sabres Alumni president Rob Ray said. “The work that Roswell does is second to none, and it means so much to me and the rest of the Sabres alumni to be able to support them.”

Attendees will have a chance to sample some of the finest beer, wine and food that Western New York and Southern Ontario have to offer while socializing with Sabres legends and their wives. The festival will include auctions and raffles with unique items from the Buffalo Sabres and Sabres Alumni.

Tickets are $85 each and are available at, the KeyBank Center Box Office, or by calling Amber Murphy at (716) 855-4452.

All attendees are asked to dress in business attire for the evening. There will be complimentary parking in the ramp on Illinois Street adjacent to KeyBank Center and guests can use the 100-level bridge entrance to enter the event.

Restaurants, breweries and wineries that are interested in participating can find more information or sign up by visiting