SPRINGVILLE — Sports director of WGRZ-TV and on-air personality, Ed Kilgore will kick-off the Spring Speaker Series for the Springville Concord Elder Network at 1 p.m. on April 11.
Kilgore’s presentation will cover his 2010 journey to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. By climbing the mountain, Kilgore raised more than $40,000 for the Kids Escaping Drugs program.
Kilgore will also discuss his career as a sports reporter, for which he won the 1993 New York State Emmy for Best Sports Reporting. Among others, Kilgore hosted the Jim Kelly Show, from 1987 – 1993. He was also part of the Sabres television broadcast team, from 1977 – 1987. Kilgore was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2010.
In 2012 Kilgore wrote a book entitled, “As I’ve Seen It.” The book will be available at the lecture and Kilgore will autograph copies for members of the audience.
“I’m thrilled that Ed Kilgore is taking time, from his busy schedule, to be the headliner for our series,” said SCENe program chair Jackie Shaw. “Our community will welcome him, with a full house. Our audience grows, each series.”
The SCENe four-part speaker series is free of charge and open to the public. All lectures are held at 1 p.m. on select Thursdays at the Concord Town Hall, located at 86 Franklin St., in Springville.