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Buffalo Sabres begin wooing fans at birth

Posted at: 01/02/2013 6:30 AM
By: Associated Press

Babies born in Buffalo are already pretty likely to be raised as Buffalo Sabres fans. The hockey team's taking no chances, though.
    
Beginning in 2013, newborns at two hospitals will go home with a Buffalo Sabres baby blanket and a certificate from Sabres owner Terry Pegula.
    
Sabres President Ted Black says the program is a way to welcome the community's newest additions while perhaps planting a seed of passion for the game.
    
The goodies will go to babies born at Kaleida Health's Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and Women & Children's Hospital in Buffalo.
    
The blankets will be Sabres yellow with the team's logo. The certificates will designate the babies as future first-round picks.