The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation will team up to host a series of three community conversations about youth sports in our region, including one event in Ellicottville.

The foundation invites parents, coaches, community leaders and interested members of the public to attend these free events. Each conversation will feature experts from the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society Program who will present State of Play: Western New York, a comprehensive study about youth sports in the eight counties of Western New York.

The Ellicottville event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Holiday Valley Lodge from 5-7:30 p.m. Events are also planned for Nov. 29 at The Dale Association in Lockport (5-7:30 p.m.) and Nov. 30 at WNED-TV Studios in Buffalo (12-2:30 p.m.).

The goal of these community conversations is to reflect on the report and prioritize next steps so that all children in Western New York have the opportunity to be active through sports.

Registration opens 30 minutes prior to start time. A light meal will be served at each event and there is no cost to attend.

Visit to register by Friday, Nov. 17.