Getting Ready For "Family Fun Day"

May 14, 2012 Updated May 14, 2012 at 2:10 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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May 14, 2012 Updated May 14, 2012 at 2:10 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) Every year, the WNY United Foundation invites hundreds of families to join us and celebrate our Annual Family Fun Day with the Buffalo Bisons. This event is a great, inexpensive way for families to kick off the summer, while supporting local substance abuse prevention programs. Last year, more than 1500 people attended!

Monday morning Jessica LaFalce from WNY United stopped by Channel 7's "Eyewitness News This Morning" to update Patrick Taney and Ginger Geoffery about this amazing event, co-sponsored by WKBW-TV.

Family Fun Day is about a healthy fun way to start the summer! For $8, you can play in the "Kid's Zone" that has Games, Inflatable Attractions, Arts & Crafts, Face Painting...and tons more! Each attendee receives a lunch voucher and a game ticket with paid admission.

Family Fun Day is set up behind the stadium while the Bisons host the Indianapolis Pirates, allowing families the option of playing or watching the game - or both!

Plus, there will be chances to win valuable prizes through the Family Fun Day Raffle held in the concourse. You can win awesome prizes like autographed Bills & Sabres gear, gift certificates to local restaurants and shops, salon packages, entertainment passes and a lot more. You can also spin the WNY United Wheel of Prizes, presented by Softlips(r) for a dollar donation and win a great prize.

The WNY United Family Fun Day event was founded by the late Elaine M. Mack. Elaine died of cancer in 1997 but her drive and compassion for those less fortunate lives on through Family Fun Day, now held in her honor, and through the many ongoing contributions she made to her community.

Elaine was a noted local humanitarian who was tireless in her commitment to the children and families of Western New York. In 1996, she established the "Walk and Family Fun Day", now called Family Fun Day, because she believed in families and supported the effort to educate children about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Her sister, Jean Toth, is the Chair of Family Fun Day Planning Committee and a member of the WNY United Foundation Board of Directors.

Family Fun Day Information
DATE: Sunday, May 20, 2012
TIME: Gates open at 12 Noon, Pavilion attractions close at the top of the 7th inning Game starts at 1:05pm
LOCATION: Coca-Cola Field and Rear Pavilion area
ADMISSION: $8 each pre-sale/ $10 at the door, ages 2 and under are FREE!
ACTIVITIES: Inflatable attractions, sports games, arts & crafts, temporary tattoos, New Era Cap decorating, Toddler Zone inflatables, the Bisons Baseball game and more! In the concourse you can purchase raffle tickets to win one of the fabulous themed gift baskets and you can also spin the WNY United Wheel of prizes for a $1 donation and win a prize.

For Questions, please call 716-821-7722 ext. 314, or email jlafalce@wnyunited.org.