WGR Celebrity Roast of Danny Gare

Presented by: Seneca Poker and Liberty Cab

The Grapevine Banquets
333 Dick Rd.
Depew, NY 14043
United States

Event Description:

Join us on Thursday, February 28th for the WGR Celebrity Roast of Danny Gare, hosted by Howard Simon and Jeremy White and enjoy good food, great company and locker room stories that you won't hear anywhere else!

Come alone, bring your best buds or enjoy the perfect date night at the WGR Celebrity Roast of Danny Gare! You won't hear these stories anywhere else so trust us, you just GOTTA be there! 


  • Dave “The Hammer” Schultz:
    • Known as one of hockey’s greatest enforcers
    • Holds the NHL record for most penalty minutes in a single season (472 minutes)
    • Won two Stanley Cups with the Flyers and finished his professional career with the Sabres 1978-1980
  • ​Lou Piccone:
    • Acquired from the Buffalo Bills in 1977
    • Played six seasons with in Buffalo, serving as a wide receiver and kick returner
    • Received the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Distinguished Service Award in 2007
  • Morrison “Morey” Gare:
    • ​Younger brother of Danny 
    • Selected 8th in the 1980 NHL draft by the NY Islanders
    • Edmonton Oilers Pro Scout 2001-2007
    • Team Canada Scout 2017-2018
    • Carolina Hurricanes Pro Scout 2018-present
  • Louis John Billittier:
    • ​Owner of Chef’s Restaurant
    • Close friend of Danny Gare and Lou Piccone
    • Chef’s was “Watering hole” for Sabres and Bills alumni 
    • MANY great stories about Danny “back in his prime”
  • Rene Robert:
    • ​Played 12 seasons in the NHL between 1970 and 1982
    • Buffalo Sabre 1971-1979 
    • Best years were spent in Buffalo on The French Connection line with Gilbert Perreault and Rick Martin
    • His number, 14, was retired from the Buffalo Sabres in 1995


Stay tuned for more roasters and special guests!

Individual Ticket ($125) includes:

  • Cash bar cocktail hour (6:00-7:00pm) with light appetizers
  • Three-course dinner including Filet of Sirloin and specialty dessert
  • Complementary wine with dinner
  • Commemorative event gift
  • Silent auction including autographed memorabilia and exciting experiences to benefit The Ernie Gare Scholarship Fund
  • Exclusive access into the Celebrity Roast of Danny Gare!

Preferred VIP Experience Tickets ($250) includes:

  • Everything mentioned above PLUS…
  • Private open bar cocktail hours (5:30-6:30) with hors d’eouvres
  • Meet and greet with celebrities including Danny Gare and entire Roaster panel
  • Reserved VIP seating closer to the stage

Proceeds from the silent auction to benefit The Ernie Gare Scholarship Fund!

For questions, dietary restrictions or seating requests, email WGRRoast@WGR550.com or call (716) 843-0111.

We've brought you all-stars in the past including: Andre Reed, Marty Biron and Fred Jackson and this year, we are honored to bring you the WGR Celebrity Roast of Buffalo Sabres alum and hockey legend, Danny Gare! The night includes a panel of roasters/special guests that are ready to give Danny their best shots, this is guaranteed to be a night to remember!