Our goal is to create a beloved community
-Martin Luther King, Jr.


OUR OBJECTIVES

Originally the Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion was built as a Work Progress Administration project in 1937. It was originally named Roesch Memorial Stadium, though the name was changed to Grover Cleveland Stadium later in 1937 (honoring the former President and Buffalo public official) and then to Civic Stadium in 1938. The name was changed to War Memorial Stadium in 1960 when it served as the Buffalo Bills first home. It also served as former home of the Buffalo Bisons and currently home to area youth sports teams.

The field was named Johnnie B Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion in 1997 to honor the life and work of Mr. Johnnie B Wiley. Mr. Wiley worked within the community influencing youth. He was a community warrior who had the ability to inspire & motivate youth. Currently, the facility is a home for activities that continue the legacy of Mr. Wiley, under the leadership of the director, Mr. Wiley’s son, Cedric Holloway, staff, and community volunteers.

Originally the Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion was built as a Work Progress Administration project in 1937. It was originally named Roesch Memorial Stadium, though the name was changed to Grover Cleveland Stadium later in 1937 (honoring the former President and Buffalo public official) and then to Civic Stadium in 1938. The name was changed to War Memorial Stadium in 1960 when it served as the Buffalo Bills first home. It also served as former home of the Buffalo Bisons and currently home to area youth sports teams.

The field was named Johnnie B Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion in 1997 to honor the life and work of Mr. Johnnie B Wiley. Mr. Wiley worked within the community influencing youth. He was a community warrior who had the ability to inspire & motivate youth. Currently, the facility is a home for activities that continue the legacy of Mr. Wiley, under the leadership of the director, Mr. Wiley’s son, Cedric Holloway, the staff, and the community volunteers.

● Scholarship

● Veterans

● Youth Development

● Health and Wellness

● Entrepreneurship

● Scholarship

● Veterans

● Youth Development

● Health and Wellness

● Entrepreneurship


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LEADERSHIP


 

Cedric Holloway
Director

Cedric R. Holloway was born on September 24, 1965 to the proud parents of the late Johnnie B. Wiley and Lovenia Holloway. Cedric was raised in the Queen City of Buffalo, New York. Cedric is a product of the Buffalo Public Schools system. Shortly after graduating with from Lafayette High School, Cedric applied to and was accepted into the Buffalo Police Academy where he graduated and became an offer of the law. He continued his formal education at Howard University and State University of New York at Buffalo. While obtaining his bachelor’s degree he returned to the Police force and eventually became Commander of the elite and revered SWAT. He is 33-year veteran of the Buffalo Police Department and currently assigned to Police Headquarters as Detective Sergeant Investigator with Internal Affairs. Additionally, Cedric is also an instructor of the ethics, firearms and defensive tactics.
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Theresa Land
Administrative Assistant

Theresa Land is a visionary, and a community leader who is committed to fulfilling the will of the Father, as she seeks to rebuild and reconnect the community person by person, event by event, and vision by vision. Currently, in her role at Johnnie B. Wiley, she has embarked on coordinating events. The events include the National Night Out to promote unity between local communities and police agencies, a Thanksgiving Day community dinner in celebration of veterans, a Holiday Bazaar fundraiser for the Youth Omega Mentoring Program, a New Year’s Day community breakfast, a Martin Luther King Jr. Program and a Black History Program.
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PARTNERS

Our organization greatly appreciates support from our partners and community


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-Marcus Garvey

1100 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, New York, USA
716.885.8500