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On Friday, October 17, 2003, Hanes Supply, Inc., held its first ever Sports Night Event, held at Fontana's in West Seneca, NY. Over three hundred people attended. Those who attended enjoyed dinner and the chance to socialize with many of the well-known sports players who were in attendance including Rob Ray, Mark Brammer, Booker Edgerson, Lou Piccone, Charley Ferguson and many more.

The live and silent auctions helped make the evening exciting, and helped raise money for charity, the Kelly for Kids Foundation. Dan Kelly gave a short speech about the great work that Kelly for Kids has accomplished for the Western New York Community.

Bill Hanes, of Hanes Supply, Inc., spoke of Kent Hull's accomplishments as well as the Top Ten Reasons why Kent should be inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Dave Learn was next up to bat to present Kent with his Crystal Buffalo Award to take home to Mississippi. A larger "Hard Working Man" trophy will remain on display at the Hanes Supply, Buffalo, New York office with each year's recipient's name added.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Hanes Supply "Hard Working Man Award" to Kent Hull. Kent Hull was an All-Pro Center for the Buffalo Bills from 1986 to 1996. This was the first "Hard Working Man" awarded. This award will be awarded annually to a past or present Buffalo area sports player who is known as an exceptional leader on and off the sports battlefield. Kent Hull certainly deserved to be the first recipient of this award.

Kent Hull was gracious enough to honor Hanes Supply with the use of his name for this award; the "Kent Hull - Hard Working Man Award", which will be presented annually.

Hanes Supply, Inc., is proud to have presented such an enjoyable and successful, first time Sports Night honoring a truly deserving, Buffalo Sports Hero... Mr. Kent Hull.

Ted Hanes
Hanes Supply, Inc.

Kent Hull Mark Brammer Kent Hull

Our TOP 10 Reason's Why Kent Hull Should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

No. 10  We could list 67 reasons but we will start with what a Hull of a player Kent was.
No. 9  For keeping Jim Kelly's hands warm during the cold games at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
No. 8  Joe DeLamiellure knows that Kent should be in the Hall of Fame and who wants to disagree with Joe.
No. 7  For being a straight shooting, tell it like it is, Southern Gentleman.
No. 6  Character - When Kent is receiving his award in Canton, we need to know if he will be having a pinch of Skoal working. We know Kent likes his chew. When he stops at Dairy Queen, he always asks for Copenhagen Sprinkles on his ice cream.
No. 5  We are reminded every Friday "Fish Fry" night in Buffalo of Kent. Thank you Kent for frying the fish, a.k.a. the Miami Dolphins! Kent's win percentage against Miami was 67% from 1986 thru 1996, 24 games, 16 wins, 8 losses.
No. 4  If you were taking care of 1,000 head of cattle, wouldn't you want to go to Canton for a weekend break?
No. 3  Whereas Kent Hull entered the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 1997, the Mississippi State Hall of Fame in 2000, Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame in 2002, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2003, It is time for Canton!
No. 2  Kent was the center of our success, the greatest Center ever to play for the Buffalo Bills.
No. 1  It is simple... KENT DESERVES TO BE THERE.

Bill Hanes
Hanes Supply, Inc.

Kent Hull was the center for the Buffalo Bills from 1986 thru 1996 as well as having had participated in four consecutive Super Bowls with the Buffalo Bills. Kent's years of tireless, quiet service to his team were recognized by the community as he joined teammate Jim Kelly as the first members of the Bills' Super Bowl teams inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.

The Kelly for Kids Foundation is committed to providing funding and support to children's charities throughout Western New York. These charities operate for the benefit of disadvantaged and handicapped youths and focus on children's needs and issues. They award Community Grants each year to deserving charities that have demonstrated a need for funding that will reap immediate, tangible results for underprivileged children.

To view 2010's Hanes Supply - Kent Hull - Hard Working Man Award,
honoring Booker Edgerson and George "Butch" Byrd CLICK HERE.

To view 2009's Hanes Supply - Kent Hull - Hard Working Man Award,
honoring Joe Delamielleure CLICK HERE.

To view 2008's Hanes Supply - Kent Hull - Hard Working Man Award,
honoring Thurman Thomas CLICK HERE.

To view 2007's Hanes Supply - Kent Hull - Hard Working Man Award,
honoring Steve Tasker CLICK HERE.

To view 2006's Hanes Supply - Kent Hull - Hard Working Man Award,
honoring Marv Levy CLICK HERE.

To view 2005's Hanes Supply - Kent Hull - Hard Working Man Award,
honoring Darryl Talley CLICK HERE.

To view 2004's Hanes Supply - Kent Hull - Hard Working Man Award,
honoring Jim Kelly CLICK HERE.

To view 2003's Hanes Supply - Kent Hull - Hard Working Man Award,
honoring Kent Hull CLICK HERE.

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