—Special Olympics Opening Ceremony Tonight: Several members of the Buffalo Bills including CB Stephon Gilmore, RB Kendall Gaskins, FB Drew Smith and DB Jordan Dangerfield will attend tonight’s 2013 State Sumer Games opening ceremony at the University of Buffalo.
—Heads Up Football and Bryan Scott camp Tomorrow: The Buffalo Bills and USA Football will conduct a Heads Up Football Player Safety Coach clinic at the Buffalo Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse tomorrow, as well as host the USA Football FUNdamentals Team B-Scott Youth Football Camp with Bills LB Bryan Scott. In addition to the day’s two events, the Bills will also announce a $25,000 grant through the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation to the Western New York Amateur Football Alliance, which will underwrite the $5 cost for all member organization coaches to become Heads Up Football certified. Scott’s camp will include the participation and support of current Bills teammates RB Fred Jackson, DT Alex Carrington, RB Kendall Gaskins, FB Drew Smith, DB Jordan Dangerfield, DB Duke Williams and LB Kiko Alonso.
—NFL Broadcast Boot Camp Features LB Scott and former WR Moulds: Buffalo LB Bryan Scott and former Bills WR Eric Moulds will be among the 24 current and former NFL players who will take part in the seventh annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey from June 17-20, The program, directed by the NFL Player Engagement and NFL Broadcasting departments, covers a wide range of topics with instructors from each of the NFL’s broadcast partners – CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, NFL Network, SiriusXM, Dial Global Radio, plus local radio and TV. It will include hands-on work in areas such as tape study, editing, show preparation, radio production, control room operation, studio preparation, production meetings, field reporting and game preparation. Each player will tape segments as a studio and game analyst and take part in a networking session with television executives. Each player also will serve as a live guest host on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
—RB Jackson and DB Williams in Rochester on Tuesday: Bills RB Fred Jackson and DB Duke Williams will be guests at Tuesday night’s Rochester Press-Radio Club’s 64th Annual Day of Champions Dinner.
—Enhanced Public Safety and Improved Stadium Access for Fans Announced: To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Buffalo Bills announced today an NFL policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the stadium. The NFL Committee on Stadium Security in May unanimously recommended the implementation of this measure that will enhance public safety and make it easier for fans to gain access in all stadiums. It was discussed with all clubs at the May league meeting and will be implemented at all NFL stadiums beginning with preseason games. More information can be found on BuffaloBills.com:
Bills to Enhance Public Safety and Improve Stadium Access for Fans | Public Safety and Stadium Access Policy F&Qs
—Tickets on Sale for Bills vs. Falcons in Toronto: Rogers Media this week announced tickets are now on sale for the Buffalo Bills return to Rogers Centre, as they play host to the defending NFC South champions Atlanta Falcons on December 1 in Toronto. Ticket prices will remain consistent with last year’s Bills in Toronto game, with pricing starting at $48 for Level 500 seating up to the maximum $225 for Field Level VIP seating. Fifty-eight per cent of tickets are less than $100, while 88 per cent of tickets are less than $150. Tickets for the Bills vs. Falcons game can be purchased at BillsinToronto.com, at Rogers Centre, by calling 416-341-1440 or by visiting ticketmaster.ca.
—Renewed Partnership: NY 529 & Bills: The Bills announced a renewed partnership with NY’s 529 College Savings Program. The two are teaming up once again to present the Become the Buffalo Bills Junior GM for a Day contest. Under this contest, one lucky boy or girl will win the opportunity to spend the day with Bills General Manager Doug Whaley. In addition, the winner will receive breakfast, lunch, a gift bag and a personalized Buffalo Bills jersey. Last year’s winner was 10-year old Carson Kruk from Williamsville, NY. To enter, participants will visit the contest page on buffalobills.com (www.buffalobills.com/JrGM) and submit their answers to three short answer questions as to why they have what it takes to be the Buffalo Bills Junior GM for a Day.
—2013 Training Camp: The Buffalo Bills will open its 2013 Training Camp at St. John Fisher College on Sunday, July 28th with a 6:10 pm practice. The complete 2013 Training Camp schedule and fan-related information can be found at: BuffaloBills.com
—School Fundraising Opportunity: The Buffalo Bills are offering a special fundraising opportunity for local schools. Schools in Buffalo, Rochester and Southern Ontario will have the opportunity to sell tickets for the Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings Kids Day Game on August 16 at Ralph Wilson Stadium for just $20.00. For every $20.00 ticket sold, $5.00 will go back to the school. Schools interested in participating in the fundraising effort can contact Sara Beth Fisher at 716-312-8917 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Kids Day Game will feature youth-themed tailgating, an exclusive gameday giveaway, interactive games, face painting, Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders, Billy Buffalo, as well as post-game fireworks.
—Fifty Yard Finish: On Saturday, June 29, participants can take part in a half marathon, 5k or kids 1-mile run that will begin at Ralph Wilson Stadium, continue through the village and town of Orchard Park and finish at the 50 yard line on the field. Follow along with buffalobills.com journalist Hannah Buehler as she trains with Bills Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Liburd for the race. Details can be found here: Fifty Yard Finish Details
PHOTO OF THE DAY
The Buffalo Bills took to the field yesterday for their last session of mandatory minicamp. Click here for a photo gallery of minicamp Day Three on BuffaloBills.com
QUOTE OF THE DAY
DOUG MARRONE, Bills Head Coach, on the team’s accomplishments during minicamp:
“I’m very pleased with the amount of work that we got done. We’ve reached our goal as far as what we wanted to get in. We’ve reached our goal as far as teaching the players what our tempo is, how we want to practice. They’ve responded in a professional way, which is greatly appreciated by myself and the staff. We’re excited. That’s how it should be.” via BuffaloBills.com (6/14)
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