Battle of the Buffalo benefits HudsonAlpha Foundation

Richard Myers, PhD, HudsonAlpha president and science director with members of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at UAH

Members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) presented a $8,250 gift to the HudsonAlpha Foundation on Thursday, August 31 to support our work in cancer research. The donation is from the Battle of the Buffalo, an annual chicken wing festival held at Huntsville’s Big Spring Park.

Since 2009, Battle of the Buffalo has been held every year in memory of Paul “Fish” Salmon. Paul was diagnosed with leukemia in 2006 and underwent treatment at the Clearview Cancer Institute (CCI). He was a brother of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and a senior at UAH when he passed away in 2007.

This past April, for the ninth year in a row, local restaurants and amateur cooks competed with their tastiest wings in an effort to be crowned best of the Tennessee Valley. With the help of many generous restaurants and sponsors, Battle of the Buffalo brought together nearly 2,000 community members, served over 5,000 pounds of wings, and resulted in $28,000 donated to charity.