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VBF 20th Anniversary Family Fun Day, Community Walk and Helicopter Golf Ball Drop a Major Success!

VBF’s 20th Anniversary Family Fun Day and Community Walk occurred on Sunday, June 8th at the Niskayuna Soccer Complex, Niskayuna, NY. Activities included magic shows by Sam, Sam the Magic Man, Tumbling Tykes, bounce houses, games and a prize wheel and balloon art. Also, we had a special appearance by NFL Hall of Famer, Joe DeLamielleure!


Our annual community walk was led by VBF’s 2014 Birthmark Champion, Gabbi Thomas and her parents, Becky and Steve.


Marilyn Lamanna was the winner of the Helicopter Golf Ball Drop and received as her prize two American Airlines round trip airline tickets to anywhere in the US.


It was a fun day for all. This event raised over $11,000!


VBF would like to thank our event sponsors P&J, Mohawk, DJ Krazy Keith, Metro Ford, Stewarts, Joe Condon and Albany Broadcasting/B95.5, Chris Patti Photoartistry, Price Chopper, Tumbling Tykes, Funflatables, Arthur N. Falk, MD, Facial Plastic Surgeon & Laser Specialist, STS Steel, Inc., The Old Daley on Crooked Lake, Tri-City Valley Cats, Sondra’s Jewelers, Sam Sam the Magic Man, Hannaford, Orchard Creek Golf Course, Blossoms, County Waste and TCBY.



Birthmark Champion, Gabbi, in a yellow dress

Christine Shannon and Gen Mailloux at the t-shirt table

VBF Office Manager, Lauren Palmateer, at the registration table

Helicopter dropping the balls

Looking for the winner

Dr. Linda with helicopter ball drop winner, Marilynn Lamanna

#679 won!

A Very Close Call!

After the balls were dropped

Anna and Jimmy Joyce with the winning ball. Thank you, Orchard Creek Golf!

Dr. Linda with the winning ball

Dr. Linda with NFL Hall of Famer Joe DeLamielleure

Joe DeLamielleure's Hall of Fame ring

NFL Hall of Famer, Joe DeLamielleure, signing autographs

Christine Shannon meets Joe DeLamielleure



Sam Sam, the magic man

Raffle item, photo signed by 7 NFL Hall of Famers, donated by Rick Voris, Pro Player Promostions

Start of the Community Walk

VBF Mascot, Buddy Booby, joins walk

Team Christine

Thank you, Funflatables!

Tri-City Valley Cats Girls!

Thank you, Joe Condon and B95.5 - Albany Broadcasting!

Thank you, Tri-City Valley Cats!

The Frasier and Watson Families