Category Archives: Charity

Around BuffaLowe: Dirty Logan x Juug Talk hosts Game Night With Friends Toy Drive 12.7.19 [Event]

So as you can see, the With Friends Team has cliqued up again. Act like you knowwww. Dirty Logan and Juug Talk along with Chaser Gang and Allegiant presents Game Night With Friends at Resurgence Brewing Company.

Located at 1250 Niagara Street, in Buffalo, NY. Event kicks off for a good cause at 7pm. Toy donation or canned good is required for entry! 🎁

Please purchase your tickets in advance here:

We hope to see you there! You may even see 1/2 of the Dank Duo Sour & IPA there!


Around BuffaLowe: Summer Scholars, Inc hosts Adult Sip & Paint Fundraiser at the Pearl Street Brewery [7.28.16]

“As an educator I feel that my purpose is to educate and inspire, that is why on February 29, 2016, I, along with my amazing team, formed Summer Scholars Inc., a nonprofit organization!  The purpose of our organization is to provide an amazing learning experience/adventure shaped by fun, friends, education and sports. Our hope is that we can give students a chance to engage in challenging, educational and fun activities, make new friends, gain an appreciation and respect for the community that they live in and finally, a chance to create lasting memories through some incredible
experiences and we have a series of Launch Events taking place THIS summer in Buffalo!!!!!” – Owner Marshay C. H. Roberts.


Summer Scholars, Inc.’s  irst Launch Event is an Adult Sip and Paint, which will take place on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 from 7-9pm!!  This will be held at the historic Pearl Street Brewery in Downtown Buffalo!  Tickets are $45, and Summer Scholars, Inc. takes home $15 of EVERY TICKET!!!

Use the link below to reserve your ticket or check out!!!!…/events/view/buffaloniagara/1094521


The long-term goal/purpose of Summer Scholars Inc, is to provide an educational sports camp to low-income families in the WNY area, for little to no cost, starting Summer 2017! THEY need YOUR help!!

Again, tickets are very LIMITED and can be purchased online at:

If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation to a great cause or you are interested in learning more about Summer Scholars, Inc. be sure to check out the website:


Also, there are just 2 days left for the Flagrant City raffle for Summer Scholars, Inc.! Purchase an advance ticket between 7/18 and 7/21 for the Summer Scholars, Inc #AdultSipAndPaintNight and be automatically entered into our raffle to win a FREE Tee shirt from!


Ticket price covers your admission, your 1st drink is FREE, enjoy delicious treats by @dippedindulgence and this also covers your art supplies for the paint night & the canvas you take home at the end! Please be sure to arrive promptly at 7pm for art instruction!

🍹🎨 Buy your advance tickets TODAY, as the raffle ends on Thursday 7/21!!!

Stay tuned for future events this summer and the official program launch next year in 2017!  On behalf of Summer Scholars, Inc., we thank you in advance for your support! And we hope to see you at the rest of our upcoming events!

Around BuffaLowe: Ballin For a Cause 5-on-5 Tournament -[4.15-4.17.16]

Special thank you to Media Contact Samantha Pierce for reaching out to us and providing an exciting breakdown of the upcoming, 9th Annual Ballin For A Cause Tournament which will be held in my hometown of Buffalo, NY next month over my birthday weekend!

WHO: Ballin For a Cause 2016 National Tournament and First-ever World Games.

WHAT: Ballin for a Cause (BFAC) is the biggest charity basketball tournament in Western New York, bringing together 60+ men, women and youth teams and more than 500 participants from Toronto, Cleveland, Detroit, Erie, Buffalo, Boston and Rochester to compete in the national tournament – hosted right in Buffalo, New York.

This year, Ballin for a Cause will also host local and travel teams from across the world, including Canada, Puerto Rico, Haiti, India, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Cambodia, Philippines and the First Nations.

WHERE: Nichols School, 1250 Amherst St. in Buffalo, NY.

Admission to watch the games is open to the public for $5 on Friday, $7 on Saturday and $7 on Sunday. Weekend passes are available for $15. Admission is paid at the door!


Friday April 15th: 6pm-10pm

Saturday, April 16th: 8am-5pm

Sunday, April 17th 9am-5pm

WHY: Launched in 2008, Ballin for a Cause was created to raise awareness for local charities, non-profit organizations and drive initiatives around the BFAC ‘Big Four’ major causes:

1. Education: The “It’s More than a Game” speaker series, teaches students about the importance of higher education, having good character and how to be a leader in the community from Buffalo’s own professional athletes that they know and admire. BFAC also supports higher education. Since June 2012, the organization has raised more than $10,000 in scholarship funds for the Jireh D. Williams “We Achieve” scholarship.

2. Community: Throughout the year, BFAC donates to various charities such as holiday toy and food drives. Since expanding nationally, BFAC has also started giving back to the communities in cities holding qualifier tournaments, like donating more than 100 cases of water for the Flint Water Drive. During the tournament weekend, BFAC will host the Kicks4Kids sneaker drive, accepting gently used sneakers, shoes and boots to donate to school-aged children in need. This year, BFAC will also be accepting school supplies.

3. Youth Sports: BFAC provides funding, equipment and coaching staff for youth sports organizations such as the Sports Academy Youth Leadership and Sports, New York Warriors Youth Football and Cheerleading, Crown Basketball and Sports Academy Dance. Most recently, BFAC partnered with Buffalo Ravens to provide free basketball clinics youth ages 8-14 on Saturday Mornings. We will also host a skills clinic for Youth in partnership with Odds2beat Inc., run by Greg Gamble.

4. Health and Wellness: BFAC is partnering with Gene Coplin, local fitness trainer and founder of Icopelifestyle, to provide free fitness classes to lucky winners during the BFAC tournament weekend. In addition, Coplin will be on site at the tournament sharing tips, tricks and vital health information.


Ballin for a Cause is a nationally-recognized, 5-on-5, basketball tournament consisting of 60+ men’s, women’s and youth teams from the North Eastern U.S. and across the globe. Launched in 2008, Ballin for a Cause has helped drive awareness and provide charitable donations for local organizations and not-for-profits, demonstrating its commitment to the Buffalo and Western New York community.

Follow them on Twitter @Ballinforacause and Instagram @Ballinforacause and Snapchat @bfac2016!

Also!!! If there are any HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS in need of Volunteer hours or COLLEGE STUDENTS looking to volunteer/internship or any adults looking to volunteer for a community event. B4AC has plenty of opportunities! April 15-17th details below, with less then a week to sign up!

Media Contacts:

Samantha Pierce, 716.553.3882,

Lindsey Taylor, 716.697.7321,

Around BuffaLowe: UDCDA Receives a Grant to Launch “Bailey Fights Blight” Art Initiative 

Buffalo, NY – More public art will soon be headed to Bailey Avenue thanks to a $2,000 grant from the Arts Service Initiative of Western New York awarded to the University District Community Development Association (UDCDA). The grant will help continue the work started in Fall of 2014 with a project called Bailey Fights Blight. The project, spearheaded by a reenergized Bailey Avenue Business Association (BABA), brought over 200 volunteers from the community, area schools and universities, and businesses to board vacant and blighted buildings and prime the boards for art along Bailey Avenue.

With nearly 20,000 cars traveling down Bailey every day, turning vacant and blighted buildings into pieces of art and visual statements on the neighborhood not only transforms Bailey’s physical fabric, but also can begin to change people’s perceptions and attitudes toward the street. They can capitalize on the cultural and artistic vibrancy of Bailey that is oftentimes overlooked or ignored. By looking at the issues of vacancy, vandalism, and graffiti as opportunities for community-driven change, artists, business owners, residents, and students can work together on community-based solutions to quality of life challenges.

Read more here: UDCDA Awarded Grant For Art Initiative on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo

Get Grip Good – A Benefit for Grip Plyaz – Atlanta [8.29.15]


This Saturday 8/29 in Atlanta come out and show support for our Flagrant FAMB Grip Plyaz who is currently battling cancer. 

Show will feature performances by Aleon Craft, Burn One, Sean Faylon, Tuki Carter, Two9 and more!! 

Location: The Basement | 1245 Glenwood Ave, Atlanta, GA

When: Saturday, August 29th,2015 • 9PM

Party With Enkore presents Back 2 School Drive – Buffalo [Fundraiser Event]

Help our local partner Jason Moore of Party With Enkore reach thier goal of 100 bookbags!!!! They need lunchboxes, school supplies, sneakers, etc. Help them in their efforts to help those less fortunate than us.

If you are able please contact them at to arrange drop off or pick up!!!!

Around LA: DIVERSA With Special Guest Pecussionist Venzella Joy! – Zanzibar [6/25/15]

Catch Buffal native, Venzella Joy (@joythedrummer) at the ZANZI BAR in Santa Monica this Thurs 6/25 from 9PM-2AM with DJ @projectlivela! 

Come out & hang for the pre ‪#‎BETweekend‬! More details on @flagrantcity #LA #Buffalo #BET

AKiDemics presents Young Entrepreneurs Program #YEP [11.1.14 – 12.20.14]


AKiDemic, Inc. presents its first ever course! Young Entrepreneurs Program ‪#‎YEP‬.  A 7-week course for youth ages 8-18 teaching the basics of starting/running a business and it concludes with a youth business expo. Kids get to earn and keep their money and a grand prize for whoever earns the most!! Registration opens October 20th and runs through the 31st!! Program begins November 1st through December 20th!  Open to all youth. Spots are limited.  Spread the word!!!



Contact: Lanita Cross


6th Annual Ballin’ For a Cause 5-on-5 National Basketball Tournament – Buffalo [EVENT]

6th Annual
Ballin For a Cause Charity Basketball Tournament
Saturday June 1st- Sunday June 2nd 2013


Buffalo, NY: The 6th Annual Ballin’ For a Cause Charity Basketball Tournament is on its way for another exciting year in Saturday June 1st – Sunday June 2nd in Buffalo NY. Looked as one of the most anticipated sporting events in the community, the tournament lived up to the anticipation last year by producing a quality event and attracting teams from Michigan, Maryland, California, North Carolina and more . Ballin’ For a Cause is draws attention from teams in Buffalo and Surrounding Areas, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Syracuse and New York City and has teams confirm this year from Boston, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Baltimore, DC, Cleveland, and Toronto. Entering into the 6th year of the existence, the tournament committee has announced it will this year’s grand prize will be $5,000. Teams are not only competing for a cash prize and trophy but raising awareness and proceeds for local charities and non-profit youth organizations in the WNY area. Games start at 10am both days, with some of the area’s best players competing. The eventful tournament is matched with a week full of special events such as Comedy Show, Charity Gala, Kids Basketball Clinic and other special events starting Thursday May 31st and finishing up on Sunday the 2nd . The Annual “All Start Event” consisting of 3 point contest, slam dunk competition, local artist performance, and Celebrity all-star game is one of great attraction. We would like to send an invitation for you to be a part of our weekend.

ABOUT: Ballin’ For a Cause is considered one of the most anticipated and sought after events in WNY. Found by local marketing and promotional company Crown Entertainment & Promotions. The tournament’s main focus is to bring awareness to local charities and non-profit organizations in WNY. Over the years the event has caught the attention of many politicians, star athletes, supporters and teams from various cities throughout New York State. The tournament has already kicked off its National Tournament Expansion campaign hosting events in Charlotte and soon to be Texas.

Lindsey Taylor / 716-931-2379/
Ballin For a Cause/Crown Entertainment
P.O Box 235 Buffalo, NY 14201



Fortunate Ones – TODAY [VIDEO]

I respect these guys so much for even thinking to do something like this for people who need it most.  With the continuous troubling times occurring in Chicago’s West & South Side, the gentlemen of FO decided between themselves to make a song specifically for iTunes and donate all of it’s proceeds to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, in the most affected areas.


iTunes Purchase Link
(All proceeds will be donated)