Ruben Brown Highlights 12 inductees to GBSHOF

June 9, 2011 Updated Jun 9, 2011 at 1:58 PM EDT

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Ruben Brown Highlights 12 inductees to GBSHOF

June 9, 2011 Updated Jun 9, 2011 at 1:58 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW.com) The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will introduce its 12 member class of 2011, Wednesday afternoon, June 15 in the Pavilion area at HSBC Arena. Introduction of this year’s new members will commence at 3:00 pm with board president, Brian Cavanaugh, presiding.



A reception will follow until 4:30 pm. This event will mark the 21st class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1991 and brings total membership to 240.



Former All-Pro Buffalo Bills lineman Ruben Brown, one of several inductees expected on hand for the announcement, will give remarks on behalf of the class. Brown, the 14th pick in the 1995 NFL Draft, made consecutive Pro Bowls during his nine year career with the Bills.



Brown will be joined by 11 other former athletes, sportsmen, coaches and a broadcaster into the 2011 class. Four of those 11 will be inducted posthumously as part of the Pride of Western New York.



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 2011 class will be officially enshrined in November (date to be announced) at the Buffalo Hyatt Regency.



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

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