Suhr will be inducted into Buffalo HOF

OBSERVER?Staff Report

BUFFALO – The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will induct its13 member class of 2013 on Oct. 30 at the annual awards dinner at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo and one of the inductees will be Fredonia native Jenn Suhr.

Suhr has won gold and silver medals in the Olympic games for pole vaulting and recently won a silver medal at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

The other inductees will be Pam Amabile, the Erie Community College Kats first true female superstar; Dick Diminuco, a two-time New York football coach of the year from Albion High School; Fred Hartrick, one of the most influential people in the long history of Buffalo State athletics; Art Jeziorski, a legendary Western New York bowler; Todd Marchant, a native Western New Yorker who played more than 17 seasons in the National Hockey League; hil McConkey, a Buffalo native who played six seasons in the National Football League; Milt Northrop, a sportswriter who has covered just about every sporting event in Western New York in his 46 years with the Buffalo News.

Inducted posthumously will be General Bass, an iconic sports figure and community leader in WNY; Ed Don George; three-time world heavyweight wrestling champion; Herbert Mols, a visionary for youth sports and a leading basketball administrator in WNY; Walter Plekan, one of the nation’s greatest handball players ; and Frank Pytlak, an outstanding defensive catcher who once set a Major League record for handling 581 consecutive chances without an error.

Tickets are available through the order form at the Hall of Fame website (, and are $85 per ticket or $750 for a table of 10.