Buffalo Bills Legend Jim Kelly Coming to New Hartford
One of the biggest legends in Buffalo Bills history will be coming to meet fans in New Hartford this March.
The guys who brought in Mariano Rivera, Ric Flair and several other big-name actors and athletes are now bringing in Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly.
Paulie Diamond is the owner of Gentlemen's Corner Barbershop. He is one of the organizers of the Meet & Greet event. Diamond says, "Working with Cooperstown Connection to bring celebrities and athletes to the greater Utica area is always exciting. Jim Kelly is a true inspiration and a hero to many. Bringing Mr. Kelly to Sangertown Square on March 25th is an absolute honor. It’ll be a day many people in our area will never forget."
Kelly led the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls from 1991 to 1994. Unfortunately, they lost each one. That does not change the fact that Kelly definitely earned the honor of his Hall of Famer status. Over the course of his career he's thrown 237 touchdowns and threw for over 35,000 yards. Kelly is a symbol of strength to all. Not only did he lose his young son to a rare form of cancer shortly after his birth; Kelly also recently just beat cancer of the jaw and MRSA.
Vincent Carfango is the owner of Cooperstown Connection. He has partnered with Diamond a number of times now for various celebrity appearances. Sometimes the event is hosted at the barber shop and sometimes at his store in the mall. That is where Kelly will be on March 25th. Carfango says, "Jim is a fan favorite to many and his courageous on and off the field story is truly incredible. He is an inspiration to all of us, we are looking forward to a great day."
Photo opportunities without an autograph start at just $50 per person. You can get more prices, details and your tickets at https://www.seventh-inning-stretch.com/.
The event is Sunday, March 25th, 2018 from 1 -3 p.m. at Sangertown Square in New Hartford. Kelly will be at the Cooperstown Connection store.