The Buffalo Bills will host the first home game of their regular season on Sunday, September 16 at 1 p.m. The game, featuring the Buffalo Bills against the Kansas City Chiefs, begins at 1 p.m. in Ralph Wilson Stadium, 1 Bills Drive, Orchard Park NY; and is scheduled to be carried on CBS-TV. Call (716) 648-1800.
•Watkins Glen International at 2790 County Route 16 in Watkins Glen, NY presents the Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix on September 7 thru 9. For details on this event, call (866) 461-RACE; or visit www.theglen.com.
•Ellison Park will host Rohrbach’s Ellison Park Cyclocross on September 8 & 9. Expanded to two days this year, the event features UCI C2 racing and will kick-off the International cyclocross season in the United States as the first race on the UCI calendar. Call (585) 546-4030.
•The Rochester Yacht Club will host the J-24 World Championships from September 13 thru 21. The event will bring some of the best sailing competitors in the world to Rochester for an international sailing competition, open to all members of the J-24 class. Visit www.2012j24worlds.com.
•At the Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack, 5857 State Rt., 96 in Farmington NY, the Jack Betta Be Rite Handicap Race will be run on September 15 featuring NY Bred 3-year olds & up – fillies and mares – with a purse of $50,000. Call (585) 924-3232.
•On September 8, the 3rd annual Palmyra Moose Riders Ride for the Red will be held at Palmyra Moose Lodge 1420, located at 3808 Rt. 31 East in Palmyra NY. The ride raises funds for Disaster Relief, and will tour five locations in Wayne County. There will be a chicken BBQ, music, raffles and more at the Lodge…and camping is available. Call (315) 331-3783.
•The 22nd annual JCC Bruegger’s Bagel 5K Road Race is scheduled for September 9, starting and finishing at the Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Avenue. The course is over paved roads in the town of Brighton and is certified by the USA Track & Field/Road Racing Technical Council. Call (585) 461-2000.
•The Camp Good Days Courage Bowl will be played on September 15 at Growney Stadium on the campus of St. John Fisher College. The benefit for Camp Good Days features the St. John Fisher College Cardinals and the University of Rochester Yellowjackets. Campers who are dealing with cancer serve as honorary players and cheerleaders. Call (585) 385-8309.
•The Children Awaiting Parents Family Walk is scheduled for Sunday, September 16 at Ontario Beach Park. The event will also offer family fun activities including games, clowns, music and food in celebration of the organization’s 40th anniversary. Call (585) 232-5110.
•September 16 is the date for the Discover the Future Kan-Jam Tournament benefiting Stepping Stones Learning Center. The event will be held at the Center, located at 41 Colebrook Drive. Call (585) 467-4567.
•On September 16, the Rochester Hope For Pets Golf Tournament will be held at Victor Hills Golf Club in Victor. All event proceeds will go to support the non-profit, privately funded organization which gives grants toward veterinary care to pet owners facing financial difficulty. Call (585) 271-2733.