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The Bills Store closed Feb. 13

Posted by Kelly Baker on February 11, 2017 – 1:55 pm

Bills fans, please be advised that The Bills Store, located on Abbott Road at New Era Field, will be closed on Feb. 13 due to scheduled maintenance. The store will resume normal business hours (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.) on Feb. 14.

For more information on The Bills Store, click here.


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Bills & Republic Services make environmental impact at New Era Field

Posted by Kelly Baker on February 10, 2017 – 2:48 pm

This year the Buffalo Bills once again proudly teamed up with Republic Services to make a huge difference on the environment. At each home game during the 2016-17 season, the Republic Services Blue Team collected the trash generated at New Era Field and converted it into a clean and renewable power source. This energy was then used to power homes and factories!

By the end of the season, 180, 468 kilowatts of renewable electricity was generated, which was enough to power 188 homes for an entire month. Through the process, 13,290 gallons of fuel oil were saved and 328.12 tons of greenhouse gases were avoided.

For more stats on how the Bills and Republic Services made an impact this year, click here.


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WNY youngster participates in NFL PPK National Championship

Posted by Kelly Baker on January 27, 2017 – 5:59 pm

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Selena Maldonado, who competed in the 8-9 girls division of the Buffalo Bills Punt, Pass & Kick Team Championship, has earned a trip to the 2017 Pro Bowl. After posting scores that landed her among the top four in the country, Maldonado has the opportunity to compete at the national level.

The championship, held on Friday, Jan. 27 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports, gave the top four boys and girls from each age division a platform to showcase their skills. Not only do the participants get a chance to be crowned champion, they also get to enjoy a full Pro Bowl experience which includes attending the game on Sunday, Jan. 29.

Displaying her best punt, pass and kick, Maldonado put on an impressive performance.

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Congratulations, Selena!

 


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Alexander visits Bills Flag Football team

Posted by Kelly Baker on January 27, 2017 – 3:33 pm

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At this year’s Pro Bowl, the NFL will host the NFL Flag Championships, powered by USA Football. Held at ESPN Wide World of Sports on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28, the competition will feature a total of 64 teams from around the nation.

Broken down into eight regional championships in four divisions, the winning teams each earned a trip to Orlando to compete in the big event. Additionally, 32 teams were selected by each of the NFL’s clubs to represent them in the 13-14 Boys division. Stopping by to show his support for Buffalo’s bunch, and to offer some tips for success, was Pro Bowl linebacker Lorenzo Alexander.


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50-50 raffle winner from Bills-Dolphins game announced

Posted by Kelly Baker on January 17, 2017 – 12:12 pm

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The Buffalo Bills Foundation is proud to announce that Kim Summers has won the 50-50 raffle for the Bills-Dolphins game. The jackpot was $37,718, with a winning ticket for $18,859!

Congratulations, Kim!

For details on the Buffalo Bills Foundation’s 50-50 raffle, visit here.


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Iroquois HS lineman to receive scholarship

Posted by Kelly Baker on January 9, 2017 – 2:11 pm

Tonight at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant and Banquet Facility, the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation will present OL/DL Nathan Emer of Iroquois High School with the Tom Sestak and Tom Day Memorial Outstanding High School Defensive Lineman Award. Emer was selected for the prestigious award due to his exceptional ability on both the offensive and defensive line. In 2016, Emer led the Iroquois defense with 55 tackles and five sacks on the season.

His skills, which mirror those exemplified by former Bills elite defensive linemen Tom Sestak and Tom Day, have led him to be recruited by several college football programs.

Congratulations, Nathan!


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Andre Reed to debut on “Hawaii Five-0”

Posted by Kelly Baker on January 4, 2017 – 1:57 pm

From the football field to the television screen, it looks like Bills legendary wide receiver Andre Reed can do it all. This Friday at 9 p.m. ET., catch Reed as he makes his acting debut as a guest star on the hit CBS TV show “Hawaii Five-0.”

The suspenseful episode will feature the Five-0 on a mission to rescue main character Chin who was kidnapped. At the same time, Grover—another member of the Five-0—will be undercover posing as a car salesman in order to investigate a murder. Reed will be acting as a car dealership manager.

Bills fans, be sure to tune in and show Reed your support!

2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class member Andre Reed is introduced at halftime of Super Bowl XLVIII at Metlife Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Ben Liebenberg)


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Dunkirk coach named Bills – Don Shula NFL HS Coach of the Year Award nominee

Posted by Kelly Baker on January 3, 2017 – 6:33 pm

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The NFL today announced the full list of team nominees for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award. Nominated by the Buffalo Bills, is Dunkirk High School varsity football coach Mike Sarratori. The award recognizes the very best at the high school level in terms of integrity, leadership and commitment to player healthy and safety.

This year, Sarrotori led the Dunkirk Marauders to their first sectional title in school history. The Marauders then defeated Batavia (Section V) in the state tournament to advance to the NYSPHSAA Class B semifinals. In recognition for the standout season, Sarrotori was selected as the Bills and ADPRO Sports High School Coach of the Year for the Buffalo region. On Dec. 18, Sarrotori and each of the Coach of the Week winners from both the Buffalo and Rochester regions were honored on-field prior to the Bills vs. Browns game.

In celebration of Sarratori’s accomplishments, he and the other 31 team nominees received a special invitation to the 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando. During the week-long celebration the group will be able to visit Pro Bowl practices, participate in the USA Football National Conference and more. In addition to their exclusive Pro Bowl experience, two award finalists will each be given $15,000 from the NFL Foundation—where $10,000 will go to each recipient’s high school football program.

The winner will be announced during the third quarter of the Pro Bowl.


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50-50 raffle winner from Bills-Steelers game announced

Posted by Kelly Baker on December 24, 2016 – 8:12 am

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The Buffalo Bills Foundation is proud to announce that Joseph Mastrorili has won the 50-50 raffle for the Bills-Steelers game. The jackpot was $87,931 with a winning ticket for $43,966!

Congratulations, Joseph!

For details on the Buffalo Bills Foundation’s 50-50 raffle, visit here.

 


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Season Ticket Member of the Game – Dave Errick

Posted by Kelly Baker on December 21, 2016 – 10:39 pm

Dave Errick, has been a loyal Bills Season Ticket Member for over 40 years. A Buffalo native, Errick has been attending Bills games since 1970 when he returned from serving in the Vietnam War and became a Season Ticket Member shortly after in 1972. When reflecting on the many Bills memories he’s made over the years, Errick fondly recalls two of his favorites. Like many Bills fans, “The Comeback Game” sits atop Errick’s list as one of the most memorable Bills games he’s attended. Another game that Errick vividly remembers, and describes as the most exciting, is the 1990 AFC Championship game against the Raiders.

“Probably the most exciting one was in 1991 — a playoff game when we played Oakland,” said Errick. “We won 51-3. It was super cold that game.”

Over the years, Errick has enjoyed watching a variety of Bills players take the field. His all-time favorite Bill is linebacker Darryl Talley and current favorite is defensive tackle Kyle Williams. For Errick, game days at New Era Field signify an opportunity to spend quality time with his family members and support the Bills. Each game, Errick makes sure to arrive early so that he can watch as the Bills warm-up before kickoff.

As a veteran, one important part of Errick’s game day experience is the singing of the national anthem.

“That’s always been one of my priorities (the national anthem)…especially being a veteran,” said Errick.

Errick has also come to enjoy the perks associated with being a Bills Season Ticket Member. His favorites include, the Bills Bucks Card and the user-friendly Account Manager.

Congratulations, Dave!

The Buffalo Bills would like to thank Dave for his many years of being a loyal Bills Season Ticket Member and our Season Ticket Member of the Game for the month of November. In addition to Dave being selected as a Season Ticket Member of the Game, he received two pregame on-field passes to the Bills versus Jaguars game on Nov. 27, a club seat upgrade, an autographed football, and select 2016 Bills merchandise.

Moving forward, if you would like to nominate a Season Ticket Member of the Month, email us the account number, name, and the reason for your nomination to Tickets@bills.nfl.net. Please use the subject line, “STM of the Month Nomination.”


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Snow shovelers needed at New Era Field

Posted by Kelly Baker on December 17, 2016 – 10:12 am

The Buffalo Bills and Jani-King are asking anyone ages 18 and over (or under 18 with proper working papers) interested in shoveling snow inside the stadium to come to New Era Field starting at 10:30 a.m. today (Saturday).

Shovelers can shovel snow throughout the day on Saturday and into the night into Sunday if needed. Rate of pay is $10 per hour.  Lunch and dinner breaks will be provided throughout the shifts in a comfortable warming area.  In addition, a complimentary Bills football game ticket will be given to those that work a four-hour shift or longer.  Those interested in shoveling must have proper identification (driver’s license, state ID) in order to work.

Prospective snow shovelers are also asked to dress appropriately for the weather and to bring their own shovels, (shovels will be provided if you do not have one).

Shovelers may enter off Abbott Road just north of the Team Store and proceed to the Jani-King office trailer east of Parking Lot 6 to register to work.  For more information, please email jksnow2016@gmail.com.

 


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Win prizes at the Bills vs. Browns game with My One Buffalo

Posted by Kelly Baker on December 14, 2016 – 2:37 pm

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Bills fans, don’t miss out on your chance to win a prize during the Bills annual Fan Appreciation game this Sunday, Dec. 18 at New Era Field! To thank fans for their continued loyalty and support, more than 2,500 prizes will be awarded.

All winners will be My One Buffalo members selected through the Bills Mobile App.

Here’s how you can win:

  1. To be eligible to win, you must be a My One Buffalo member logged in through the Bills Official Mobile App. If you are not currently a member, there’s still time to register!
  2. When you come to the game, make sure that you’ve enabled Bluetooth AND set location services in the app to always on to receive a digital scratch ticket and a chance to win a great prize.
  3. All winners must show their digital scratch ticket to receive their prize.

Prizes include, autographed items from some of your favorite Bills players, Bills merchandise, gift cards and much more!

My One Buffalo is available in the Bills Mobile app. After you download the app, click “MyOneBuf” at the bottom. Tap any tile and you will be prompted to register for the program. For full tutorials on how to use My One Buffalo, click here.

To download the Bills Mobile app on an Apple device, click here.

To download the Bills Mobile app on an Android device, click here.


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50-50 raffle winner from Bills-Jaguars game announced

Posted by Kelly Baker on December 11, 2016 – 8:26 am

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The Buffalo Bills Foundation is proud to announce that Marie Brombos, of Buffalo, N.Y., has won the 50-50 raffle for the Bills-Jaguars game. The jackpot was $86,073, with a winning ticket for $43,037!

Congratulations, Marie!

For details on the Buffalo Bills Foundation’s 50-50 raffle, visit here.


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Bills custom cleats now available on NFL Auction

Posted by Kelly Baker on December 8, 2016 – 7:36 pm

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During Week 13, in recognition of the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” initiative, many Buffalo Bills proudly wore custom cleats to showcase the various causes that they are passionate about. In a continued effort to help raise awareness, a number of Buffalo’s participants autographed their game-worn cleats and have made them available for bid on NFL Auction. Of the proceeds generated, 100 percent will go to the each player’s cause.

Cleats up for bid include, LB Jerry Hughes, DE Leger Douzable, G Richie Incognito, C Ryan Groy, DT Marcell Dareus, WR Justin Hunter, LS Garrison Sanborn, CB Stephon Gilmore and LB Lorenzo Alexander.

To bid now and show your support, click here.


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Game-worn jerseys available on Salute to Service auction

Posted by Kelly Baker on November 29, 2016 – 2:38 pm

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Bills fans, there’s still time for you to bid on Salute to Service game-worn and autographed merchandise at the Salute to Service auction held on Bills Experience!

Recently added items include, but are not limited to, an autographed Sammy Watkins custom cleat and game-worn jerseys from the Bills vs. Jaguars contest. The jerseys available are CB Stephon Gilmore, G Richie Incognito and DT Kyle Williams.

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A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Buffalo Bills Foundation and will be designated to military and veteran organizations.

Bids can only be made on Bills Experience, which is available on Bills Mobile/My One Buffalo App. The auction will close on Wednesday, Nov. 30. At 8 p.m. ET.

To bid now, click here.

ABOUT THE BUFFALO BILLS FOUNDATION

The Buffalo Bills Foundation supports organizations that are committed to improving the quality of life in our region. This will be achieved through philanthropic investment in our community along with supporting NFL and team charitable initiatives.


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50-50 raffle winner from Bills-Pats game announced

Posted by Kelly Baker on November 25, 2016 – 11:56 am

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The Buffalo Bills Foundation is proud to announce that Jeffrey Moore, of Depew, N.Y., has won the 50-50 raffle for the Bills-Patriots game. The jackpot was $128,615, with a winning ticket for $64,308!

Congratulations, Jeffrey!

For details on the Buffalo Bills Foundation’s 50-50 raffle, visit here.

 


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Bills launch Salute to Service auction

Posted by Kelly Baker on November 25, 2016 – 9:18 am

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Bills fans, you can now bid on both game-worn and autographed Salute to Service merchandise!

The inaugural Salute to Service auction will kick off on Bills Experience on Friday, Nov. 25 and run through Sunday, Nov. 27. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Buffalo Bills Foundation and will be designated to military and veteran organizations.

Items up for auction include, but are not limited to:

-Autographed Salute to Service footballs from Tyrod Taylor and Rex Ryan.

-Salute to Service signage including goal post wraps and pads.

-Game-worn or used items may be added following the Jacksonville Jaguars game.

Bids can only be made on Bills Experience, which is available on Bills Mobile/My One Buffalo App.

To bid now, click here.

ABOUT THE BUFFALO BILLS FOUNDATION

The Buffalo Bills Foundation supports organizations that are committed to improving the quality of life in our region. This will be achieved through philanthropic investment in our community along with supporting NFL and team charitable initiatives.

 

 


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Season Ticket Member of the Game – Joanie DeKoker

Posted by Kelly Baker on November 22, 2016 – 1:50 pm

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Joanie DeKoker has been a valued Buffalo Bills Season Ticket Member since 2000. A dedicated Bills fan, DeKoker prides herself on attending both home and away games. Celebrating a milestone in her Bills history, the Bills vs. Patriots game on Oct. 30 marked DeKoker’s 100th consecutive game.

Reflecting on the fond memories she’s made throughout the years, DeKoker recalls Buffalo’s first Super Bowl (XXV) appearance as her favorite.

“I went to all of the Super Bowls—all four Super Bowls with my sister,” said DeKoker. “The first one that was my very first Super Bowl ever…you’re just so excited for all those four or five days—you’re just so excited to be there. I remember walking down the street going toward the stadium and the team bus just passed. That was so exciting…the whole Super Bowl experience was so much fun.”

Over the years, DeKoker has enjoyed watching several Bills players take the field. Her all-time favorite Bill is quarterback Daryle Lamonica and her current favorite is cornerback Stephon Gilmore.

“My favorite person is Daryle Lamonica because he’s the one that got me into football,” said DeKoker.  “I love the way he threw the long bomb. He’s known as the ‘Mad Bomber’ and I just thought it was so exciting.”

For DeKoker, an important part of game days at New Era Field is the tailgate.

“It’s really the tailgate,” said DeKoker. “Just being around everybody that has the same common interest. We all love the Bills. We all love the city of Buffalo and most of us grew up here. Just the comradery we have at the tailgate.”

In addition to the game day experience, DeKoker has come to enjoy the perks associated with her membership. Her favorite is the Bills Bucks Card.

Congratulations, Joanie!

The Buffalo Bills would like to thank Joanie for her many years of being a loyal Bills Season Ticket Member and our second Season Ticket Member of the Game for the month of October. In addition to Joanie being selected as a Season Ticket Member of the Game, she received two pregame on-field passes to the Bills versus Patriots game on Oct. 30, a club seat upgrade, an autographed football, and select 2016 Bills merchandise.

If you would like to nominate a Season Ticket Member of the Game, email us the account number, name, and the reason for your nomination to Tickets@bills.nfl.net. Please use the subject line, “STM of the Game Nomination.”

 


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Thurman Thomas to receive Legacy of Service Award

Posted by Kelly Baker on November 18, 2016 – 3:26 pm

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Throughout his 13 years in the NFL, former Bills running back Thurman Thomas was recognized several times for his efforts on the field. An influential member of the Western New York community, the Hall of Famer has also made a name for himself off the field.

Thomas has been selected to receive the Legacy of Service Award on Friday, Nov. 18 at Niagara University’s President’s Dinner at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino. He was chosen based on his continued commitment to serving the community.

Thomas and a group of other honorees will be acknowledged during the dinner, which begins at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the university’s scholarship programs.

For more information on how to purchase tickets to the dinner, please visit here.


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Hunter’s Hope Foundation hosts BILLieve-A-Palooza

Posted by Kelly Baker on November 9, 2016 – 3:53 pm

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Bills fans, looking to have some fun during Buffalo’s bye week, while supporting a good cause? Come join Hunter’s Hope Foundation for the BILLieve-A-Palooza fundraiser!

The Buffalo Bills tailgating themed event will be held on Nov. 13 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Wings Meeting Place & Pavillion. Stop by for an unforgettable afternoon complete with a tailgate buffet, cash bar, door prizes, auctions, Best Dressed Bills Fan contest, games and much more!

Proceeds from the day will benefit the Hunter’s Hope Foundation to provide assistance to children with Krabbe disease and other Leukodystrophies. The foundation, which was started by Bills legend Jim Kelly and his wife Jill to honor their son Hunter who courageously fought the fatal disease until he was eight years old, seeks to raise awareness and provide encouragement.

For additional information on the Hunter’s Hope Foundation, please visit http://www.huntershope.org/.

 


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