—Former Bills GM Polian and LB Draft on NFL-USO tour of Middle East: Former Buffalo Bills GM Bill Polian and LB Chris Draft are one of three former NFL players and a former NFL executive that are continuing an NFL-USO tradition initiated more than 45 years ago as they prepare to take part in a weeklong USO tour to visit U.S. troops at military bases throughout the Middle East. Draft was a guest on the June 26th edition of The John Murphy Show Listen Here>>>
—BuffaloBills.com Top 25 Questions until Training Camp: Tomorrow, Thursday, July 4th, marks 25 days out from the kickoff practice of the Bills 2013 training camp at St. John Fisher College outside of Rochester, NY. While the players continue to recharge their batteries in preparation for camp, Chris Brown will be counting down the days until Bills football begins with you, the fans. Beginning July 4th with question number 25, Brown will tackle one unanswered question each day until the start of camp.
—Bills and Bluerock Energy Announce Partnership: The Buffalo Bills announced a new long-term partnership with BlueRock Energy, an energy services company supplying energy to business and residential customers across New York State. As part of the agreement, BlueRock Energy will become the Official Electricity Supplier of the Buffalo Bills, providing customized solutions that best suit the specific energy needs of the organization. To kick-off the partnership, BlueRock Energy will serve as the Game Week Sponsor of the Bills home opener against the New England Patriots. Throughout the week leading up to the game, BlueRock Energy will be featured on the John Murphy Show, in both pregame and postgame shows, within the Bills GameDay Magazine and on Buffalobills.com.
—Joe DeLamielleure to tackle a 213-mile walk for Charity: Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bill Joe DeLamielleure has taken on a new challenge. On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 10am, Joe “D” will begin a 213 – mile walk, starting at the 50- yard line of Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, NY, and ending on the steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH, on Saturday, July 20, 2013. The purpose of Joe’s walk is to raise awareness and support for the GRACE’S LAMP organization of Charlotte, NC, who deals with young children who grow out of their prosthetic legs but cannot afford the high cost of new adult prosthetic legs.
—Individual Game Ticket On-Sale Dates Announced: The Buffalo Bills announced that the individual game ticket presale will begin Tuesday, July 9 at 9:00 a.m., 24 hours before they go on sale to the general public. The special online presale will be available to over 1 million connected Bills fans. An online promo code will be required for purchase and will be distributed to Facebook and Twitter followers, Bills email subscribers and fans that have downloaded the official Bills Mobile app. For more information on the presale fans can visit buffalobills.com/ticketpresale. Individual game tickets will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, July 10 at 9:00 a.m.
—2013 Training Camp: The Buffalo Bills will open its 2013 Training Camp at St. John Fisher College on Sunday, July 28th with a 6:00 pm practice. The complete 2013 Training Camp schedule and fan-related information can be found at: BuffaloBills.com
QUOTE OF THE DAY
CHRIS DRAFT, former Buffalo Bills linebacker, on taking part of the NFL-USO trip:
“My father was in the Marine Corps, my brother was in the Navy and my grandfather was career Army, so military values have shaped my life. It is an honor and a privilege to able to visit our troops abroad and thank them for their commitment and sacrifices that benefit all Americans.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Former NFL stars Chris Draft, Eric Metcalf, Bill Polian and Donnie Edwards visit troops overseas for this year’s second NFL-USO tour. The group will meet, dine, sign autographs and celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with America’s servicemen and women currently deployed throughout the Middle East. (Photos courtesy of Jim Zimmerman/NFL) via USO.org (7/2)
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