Buffalo is a very close-knit community. I am from Western New York, and that shooting yesterday at Tops was not the city of good neighbors, that was a coward who drove several hours to disrupt a community. Well today, the Buffalo Bills and Micah Hyde tried to bring the community back together.
The event attracted over 10,000 people to Sahlen Field in downtown Buffalo, after less than 2,000 attended Hyde’s first charity softball game back in 2019. Josh Allen and company were in attendance, and Hyde even though was excited with the turnout he is still distraught from the shooting.
“I still can’t believe it,” Hyde said. “But when there’s hate in the world, you kind of erase it with love, and coming out here today and showing the community love and love to the youth, love to the community, love to the foundation. I guess that’s the way to combat it.”
A $200,000 check was presented to Hyde’s IMagINe For Youth foundation by the event’s sponsors prior to the game.
In addition to a portion of other proceeds, the money collected from the silent auction held at the event is going to the victims’ families.
Please keep the city of Buffalo in your prayers. I know this community will come together, but this is not going to be easy. Please pray for the victims families during these tough times.