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Santa in sandals: Join B Team Buffalo, BN 360 for Christmas in July

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blog by Steve Wilger  • 

With temperatures now well into the 80s and summer in full-swing, the winter months are likely far from most people’s minds, that is, except for members of B Team Buffalo.

The non-profit community organization will collaborate with Buffalo Niagara 360, a local young professionals program, to hold its annual Christmas in July fundraiser to raise money and awareness for the sixth installment of the City of Light winter event.

To fund B Team Buffalo’s winter project, the small local group will pair with Buffalo Niagara 360 to hold a Christmas in July happy hour from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the rooftop of Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo.

Attendees will have the chance to meet members of both local organizations while being treated to refreshments and live entertainment. Be sure to bring along a new and unwrapped toy to donate for a chance to win a selection of summer prizes.

To register for the B Team Buffalo and Buffalo Niagara 360 Christmas in July Happy Hour for a Cause, visit the Buffalo Niagara Partnership event page. Registration is $10 on pre-sale and $15 at the door. All of the proceeds will be invested toward this year’s City of Light efforts.

In a recent interview with Buffalo Rising, Ryan Daley of B Team Buffalo discussed the organization’s plans for this December’s event, taking place in Buffalo’s West Side.

“B Team Buffalo will set out to transform this neighborhood – decorating large sections of streets for the holiday season, serving meals to residents, and providing the neighborhood children with gifts (from Santa!), games, prizes, crafts, and other activities throughout the day at our Winter Carnival. In the evening, we gather the residents and volunteers together for a celebration and tree-lighting ceremony and candlelit caroling.”

For those who can’t make it to this week’s fundraiser but wish to help the cause, donations can be made to B Team Buffalo on their website via PayPal.

To find more information about each organization, visit the B Team Buffalo and Buffalo Niagara 360 websites.

TAGGED: b team buffalo, buffalo niagara 360, christmas in july, city of light, community service, fundraiser, happy hour for-a-cause, nonprofit, templeton landing

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