10 Sep 2019

Battle of the Buffalo benefits HudsonAlpha’s cancer research

Members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) presented a check for $7,740 to the HudsonAlpha Foundation on September 9 to support cancer research. The donation is the result of the Battle of the Buffalo, an annual chicken wing festival held at Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. 

Members of the UAH Alpha Tau Omega fraternity with HudsonAlpha’s Rick Myers, PhD, and Sara Cooper, PhD

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 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, 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 raised over $32,000 for cancer programs in the community, brought together 1,800 community members and served more than 40,000 wings.

Round 12 of the Battle of the Buffalo will be April 11, 2020 in Huntsville’s Big Spring Park.