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The 291 Club

The 291 Club of the French Connection statue will be the foundation for the development of Buffalo Sabres Alumni Plaza. This group of 291 individuals/companies will have their names forever imprinted in Sabres history and be linked to the inaugural statue in Alumni Plaza. As a member of the 291 Club, you will receive the following:

  • YOUR NAME ON THE "291 CLUB" PLATE ON THE FRENCH CONNECTION STATUE
  • The plate will list all members of the “291 Club” and will be permanently affixed to the back of the statue.

  • A REPLICA OF THE FRENCH CONNECTION STATUE
  • This minature bronze plated statue will be a replica of the French Connection statue designed and created by world-renowned American sculptor Jerry McKenna. McKenna was named the 2003 ‘Sports Sculptor of the Year’ by the All-American Football Foundation in recognition of his 17 portrait busts in the Pro Hall of Fame, his sculpture of legendary Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne at the College Football Hall of Fame and countless others throughout the country. His work can be found in museums, parks, churches, public buildings, universities, halls of fame, and private collections around the world.

  • A FRAMED FRENCH CONNECTION LITHOGRAPH
  • This limited edition, individually numbered lithograph by local artist Ron Bailey is based on the photo that inspired the design of the French Connection statue.

  • (2) TICKETS TO THE STATUE UNVEILING PARTY
  • This VIP event will take place on Friday, October 12th at First Niagara Center and will include dinner, drinks and appearances by Buffalo Sabres alumni.

Membership into the 291 Club is $2,500. To reserve your membership, call Jon Latke of the Buffalo Sabres at (716) 855-4459 or email jon.latke@sabres.com. Memberships are extremely limited and are expected to sell out quickly. Reserve your space in Buffalo Sabres history today!