Softball Team Surprised by Channel 2

Kevin O'Neill attends 6 am practice
Release Date:
February 9, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY - WGRZ (Channel 2) TV's Day Break morning show made a surprise visit to the Hafner Recreation Center on Monday, February 8, 2010.  Kevin O'Neill deliberately did not schedule an appearance for Monday as part of his 'Celebrate WNY' morning show, and, instead allowed viewers to call in at 5:10 am to suggest that day's appearance.  The softball team's daily practice at that early hour (6 - 8am) was intriguing to O'Neill and off he and his staff drove to Hamburg from their downtown Buffalo studio. 

Head coach Peter Yuhas, Jr. was pleasantly surprised by the interruption, but the team continued on with their hard work and focused preparation.





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