Our Story

Battle of the Buffalo is 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 The University of Alabama in Huntsville when he passed away in 2007. In 2009, the men of Alpha Tau Omega began building a festival centered on buffalo wings, Paul’s favorite snack. The event has raised a total of $200,000 since starting in 2009 and continues to support local cancer patients undergoing treatment via Russel Hill Cancer Foundation and cancer research via HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. The brothers of Alpha Tau Omega, along with Russel Hill and HudsonAlpha, ask for your help in continuing a tradition of love, health, and charity.

Round 13

  • Location: Big Spring Park

  • Event Director: Phillip Ray

  • Date: April 23, 2022

  • People in Attendance:

  • Amount Donated to Russel Hill:

  • Amount Donated to HudsonAlpha:

  • Total Raised:

Round 12

  • Location: Big Spring Park

  • Event Director: Jon Drake

  • Date: April 10, 2021

  • People in Attendance: 2,100

  • Amount Donated to Russel Hill: $20,500

  • Amount Donated to HudsonAlpha: $8,700

  • Total Raised:  $38,000

Round 11

  • Location: Big Spring Park

  • Event Director: Jacob Martin

  • Date: April 6, 2019

  • People in Attendance: 2,500

  • Amount Donated to Russel Hill: $18,060

  • Amount Donated to HudsonAlpha: $7,740

  • Total Raised:  $35,000

Round 10

  • Location: Big Spring Park

  • Event Director: Benjamin Kaman
  • Date: April 7, 2018

  • People in Attendance: 1,800
  • Amount Donated to Russel Hill: $13,955

  • Amount Donated to HudsonAlpha: $5,982

  • Total Raised:  $25,000

Round 9

  • Location: Big Spring Park

  • Event Director: Andrew Duncan

  • Date: April 8, 2017

  • People in Attendance: 1,800

  • Amount Donated to Russel Hill: $17,250

  • Amount Donated to HudsonAlpha: $8,250

  • Total Raised:  $29,400

Round 8

  • Location: Big Spring Park

  • Event Director: Justin Fuller

  • Date: April 9, 2016

  • People in Attendance: 2,000

  • Amount Donated to Russel Hill: $19,300

  • Amount Donated to HudsonAlpha: $1,000

  • Total Raised:  $21,000

Round 7

  • Location: Big Spring Park
  • Event Director: Jordan Guyse
  • Date: April 11, 2015
  • Amount Donated to Russel Hill: $19,000
  • People in Attendance: 2,000
  • Total Raised:  $21,500

Round 6

  • Location: Big Spring Park
  • Event Director: David Oberle
  • Date: April 12, 2014
  • People in Attendance: 2,000
  • Amount Donated to Russel Hill: $14,000
  • Total Raised:  $20,000

Round 5

  • Location: Big Spring Park
  • Event Director: David Oberle
  • Date: April 13, 2013
  • People in Attendance: 2,000
  • Amount Donated to Russel Hill: $18,204
  • Total Raised:  $20,000

Round 4

  • Location: Joe Davis Stadium
  • Event Director: James Parkes
  • Date: April 28, 2012
  • People in Attendance: 1,250
  • Amount Donated to Russel Hill: $18,500
  • Total Raised:  $18,500

Round 3

  • Location: Intermodal Parking Facility
  • Event Director: James Parkes
  • Date: April 22, 2011
  • People in Attendance: 750
  • Amount Donated to Russel Hill: $4,000
  • Total Raised:  $4,000

Round 2

  • Location: Intermodal Parking Facility
  • Event Director: James Parkes
  • Date: April 9, 2010
  • People in Attendance: 500
  • Amount Donated to Russel Hill: $2,000
  • Total Raised:  $2,000

Round 1

  • Location: Shelby Center for Science and Technology
  • Event Directors: Davis Yarbrough and Nevin Fowler
  • Date: April 10, 2009
  • People in Attendance: 250

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