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    Wilson Farms Sponsors Western New York Sports Award

    Buffalo-based convenience chain helps honor 40 local sports stars and legends from high school through professional leagues.

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Wilson Farms was the Title Sponsor for Ahmad Rashad’s FAN Awards Network (FAN), which held its first ever FAN Awards show on Thursday, May 21, at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, N.Y. The Buffalo Fan Awards event featured 40 awards and honored local sports stars and legends from high school, college and professional sports in the Western New York area.

    Some of Buffalo’s most beloved sports figures and celebrities who participated in the event included: Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, Ryan Miller, Matthew Barnaby, Billy Shaw, Joe DeLamielleure, Booker Edgerson, Ruben Brown, Rob Ray, Goo Goo Dolls founder Robby Takac, and many more.

    "We are proud to team up with Ahmad Rashad’s FAN Awards Network (FAN)," said Paul Nanula, president and CEO of Wilson Farms. "As a locally owned and operated company, we appreciate and support the positive influence organized sports has on our communities. We are also thankful for the commitment of FAN to local nonprofit organizations such as The Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation; The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Foundation; The Steadfast Foundation; Music Is Art; Kelly for Kids Foundation; and Hunter’s Hope Foundation."

    Wilson Farms Neighborhood Food Stores, established in 1969, currently operates 190 convenience store and gas station locations across New York State. Wilson Farms stores offer quality farm-fresh produce, convenient meal solutions, freshly made sandwiches, gourmet coffee and a wide selection of other beverages, and an intensive line of grocery, frozen and dairy products.

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