Team Buffalo

Team-Buffalo-logo-KFWNY-web.jpgTeam Buffalo is made up of members of the Western New York transplant community who participate in the Transplant Games of America every other year.

Team Buffalo works to bring together organ, eye, tissue and bone marrow recipients; living donors; donor families; and donation and transplant professionals. The team celebrates the success of transplantation, honors the legacy of donors and provide hope to those who continue to wait. Team Buffalo promotes donor registration through individual and team efforts and events.

Team Buffalo is a program of the Kidney Foundation of WNY, with support from ConnectLife Blood & Organ Donor Network. 

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Transplant Games of America

tga-logo-300.pngThe Donate Life Transplant Games is a multi-sport festival event produced by the Transplant Life Foundation for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. Competition events are open to living donors, organ transplant recipients, bone marrow, corneal and tissue transplant recipients. More than an athletic event, the Donate Life Transplant Games highlight the critical importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients. 

Learn more about the Transplant Games of America.

 

 

2020 -  New Jersey Meadowlands

tga-2020-logo300.pngThe New Jersey Meadowlands Community will host the Transplant Games from July 17-22, 2020, a multi-sport festival for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games will be like none other, with an expected 12,000-15,000 transplant recipients, living donors, donor families, transplant professionals, caregivers, supporters and volunteers expected to attend.

The six-day event will feature 20 competitions and more than 40 special events and programs. The Games are open to transplant recipients, living donors, donor families and family, friends and supporters.

Team Buffalo is currently raising funds to support Western New York residents’ participation in the 2020 Transplant Games of America. 

Learn more about the festival from the NJ Sharing Network.

 

Join Team Buffalo 

The Games are open to transplant recipients, living donors, donor families and family, friends and supporters.

2020 competitions will include a 5K run/walk, badminton, ballroom dancing, basketball, bowling, cornhole, cycling, darts, golf, Lyrics for Life (singing competition), pickleball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, Texas hold’em poker, track & field, trivia challenge, volleyball, virtual triathlon and a youth Olympiad.

To find out about joining Team Buffalo, contact Barbara Breckenridge at 716-529-4392 or bbreckenridge@kfnwy.org.

 

Sponsors and Supporters

Thank you to our supporters, including:

Taste of Buffalo

Buffalo Sabres Foundation

Acoustic Guitar Group

Tony Walker & Co

 

Click here to make your own donation to Team Buffalo.