State of Play: Western New York

Community Conversations

On the heels of the release of State of Play: Western New York, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is partnering with Project Play and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to host three, large public meetings across the region. The meetings are an opportunity for the community to learn more about the details of the findings, provide input and reactions to the recommendations, and generate ideas for success.

We invite you to choose a location that works best for you:
Tuesday, November 28 Holiday Valley Lodge, Ellicottville, NY | 5:00 pm* – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, November 29 The Dale Association, Lockport, NY | 5:00 pm* – 7:30 pm
Thursday, November 30 WNED-TV Studios, Buffalo, NY | 12:00 pm* – 2:30 pm

*Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the start time of each event

Free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Questions? Email Risa Isard,



State of Play: Western New York - Released in June 2017, the report represents the first-ever analysis of how well a region's stakeholders are serving the health needs of kids and communities through sport. More than 1,000 local adults and youth informed the report through interviews, roundtables, focus groups, and surveys. The reports feature original data on rates of sport participation, physical activity, and coach training; identifies 40 key findings; offers five major recommendations, one big “Game Changer” opportunity, and 24 sector-specific ideas that stakeholders can plug into; and includes an economic impact assessment on what's possible if stakeholders can get more youth physically active.