About SAMF

About the Sportsmen's Americana Music FoundationThe Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation (SAMF) and its members would not disagree with U2’s Bono who said of music, “It can change the world because it can change people”. And so, since its formation just over three years ago, along with celebrating, supporting and promoting the tremendous talent we have in Western NY, SAMF has been committed to getting music into the ears and instruments into the hands of as many kids as possible.

Focusing on under-served communities, The Foundation has provided musical lessons on all types of instruments, vocal and performance training to hundreds of young western New Yorkers to date. Working in collaboration with great community resources such as The Valley Community Association, The Old First Ward Community Center, Child and Adolescent treatment Centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, our educational advisory staff structures programs that are as entertaining as they are educational.

Read through this brochure to learn more about our education staff and how they have helped youth in Western New York.