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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on November 14, 2017 – 6:07 pm

The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2017, to recognize some of the best high school football coaches Western New York has to offer, through the High School Coach of the Week program. Throughout the 2017 high school football season, the Bills and ADPRO Sports will recognize 11 coaches from both the Buffalo and Rochester regions on buffalobills.com. The winners will be selected by a committee of high school football experts from each region.

The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 11 of the 2017 season is Eric Rupp, head coach of the Lancaster Legends. On Saturday, Nov. 11, Lancaster took on the Aquinas Institute of Rochester in the Far West Regionals. The Legends, who came into the contest undefeated, managed to stay perfect against a tough Little Irish squad. Holding Aquinas to just 57 yards of total offense, Lancaster’s defense got the job done. Senior quarterback Ryan Mansell led the way for the Legends on offense, connecting with wide receiver Max Giordano for a touchdown in the first quarter. With the 9-0 victory, Lancaster has improved to 11-0 on the campaign and will advance to the NYS Semifinals to play Cicero-North Syracuse on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 11 is Derek Annechino, first-year head coach of the Aquinas Institute of Rochester Little Irish. After defeating Pittsford for the Class AA Section V title, Aquinas moved on to play Lancaster. Coming into the game at 9-1, the Little Irish defense put together a solid performance. Junior defensive end Caron Robinson recorded 11 tackles, six for a loss, and senior free safety Casey Hochheimer recovered a fumble. Finishing the season at 9-2, Annechino and the Little Irish will look to pick up where they left off next season.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!


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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on November 7, 2017 – 3:08 pm

The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2017, to recognize some of the best high school football coaches Western New York has to offer, through the High School Coach of the Week program. Throughout the 2017 high school football season, the Bills and ADPRO Sports will recognize 11 coaches from both the Buffalo and Rochester regions on buffalobills.com. The winners will be selected by a committee of high school football experts from each region.

The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 10 of the 2017 season is Mike Vastola, head coach of West Seneca West. On Saturday, Nov. 4, West Seneca West took on South Park at New Era Field for the Section VI Class A Championship. With both teams coming into the contest at a perfect 9-0 on the season, it was clear that it would be tough game. Senior quarterback Matt Myers led the way for West Seneca West on offense, completing 15 of 23 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown and rushing for another 70 yards and a score. Nursing a narrow 20-18 lead until late in the fourth quarter, West Seneca West senior defensive back Josh Karmazyn returned an interception 75 yards to the house to extend his team’s lead. Defeating South Park 27-24, West Seneca West has advanced to 10-0 and will take on Wilson Magnet of Rochester, New York in the Far West Regional on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 10 is Greg Mortier, head coach of the Wilson Magnet Wildcats. On Friday, Nov. 3, Wilson traveled to SUNY Brockport to face Irondequoit in the Section V Class A title game. Junior ball carrier Desi Floyd made quite an impact for the Wildcats on offense, producing 242 yards rushing for three touchdowns on just 18 touches. Despite the close score at the half, Wilson pulled away in the final quarter, scoring three touchdowns. Finishing the game 40-19 over Irondequoit, the Wildcats made history as they won the Section V title for the first time. With the victory, Wilson has advanced to 9-1 on the campaign and is scheduled to play West Seneca West on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!

 

 


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Family Justice Center of Erie County named One Buffalo Organization of the Game

Posted by Kelly Baker on November 1, 2017 – 6:14 pm

At Buffalo’s Week 8 matchup against the Oakland Raiders, the Bills recognized the Family Justice Center of Erie County as the One Buffalo Organization of the Game. In honor of the organization’s contributions and commitment to the community, Bills fullback Mike Tolbert proudly presented the group with a commemorative game ball. Additionally, the Family Justice Center of Erie County will receive a donation.

With input from the players, the Buffalo Bills will continue to celebrate a different local organization at each home game this season.

Congratulations!

 


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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 31, 2017 – 2:20 pm

The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2017, to recognize some of the best high school football coaches Western New York has to offer, through the High School Coach of the Week program. Throughout the 2017 high school football season, the Bills and ADPRO Sports will recognize 11 coaches from both the Buffalo and Rochester regions on buffalobills.com. The winners will be selected by a committee of high school football experts from each region.

The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 9 of the 2017 season is Glen Graham, head coach of the Cleveland Hill Golden Eagles. Coming into the Class C semifinals, Cleveland Hill was sitting at 7-1 on the season. Taking on Silver Creek, the Golden Eagles put together several impressive drives. Down 7-0 in the second quarter, junior running back Aaron Wahler capped a Golden Eagles 10-play, 73-yard drive, with a one-yard touchdown. After a successful two-point conversion, Cleveland Hill was back on top. The next series proved equally as inspired for the Golden Eagles, as junior running back Javon Thomas went 68 yards to the house for another score. Closing out the matchup 24-7, Cleveland Hill has advanced to 8-1 on the campaign and will face Southwestern next in the Class C Championship round.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 9 is Erik Werner, head coach of the Hornell Red Raiders. On Saturday, Oct. 28, Hornell traveled to play the Batavia Blue Devils in the Class B semifinals. Staring down a 7-0 deficit after the first quarter, the Red Raiders managed to even the score before halftime. The momentum quickly swung in Hornell’s favor at the start of the third quarter, as senior Spencer Weyand returned a kick for 68 yards and put the Red Raiders in position to score. Just three plays later, senior ball carrier Hunter Babcock found the end zone for a two-yard touchdown. Scoring 19 unanswered points, the Red Raiders defeated the Blue Devils 26-7. Advancing to a perfect 9-0, Hornell is scheduled to play Livonia on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!


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Season Ticket Member of the Game- William Hein II

Posted by Megan Zenger on October 30, 2017 – 9:40 am

William-Hein

It was 1960, the very first year the Buffalo Bills played in the American Football League, when William Hein first purchased season tickets for his family. After spending a season sitting through every different kind of weather imaginable, his son, William Hein II, became hooked. Over the past 57 years, the season tickets were passed from father to son, creating a long-standing tradition of Bills football.

“I grew up with football all the time,” stated Hein II, who regularly attended Ohio State football games where his father was the announcer, as well as Bills games.

One of his favorite memories was traveling by limo to a Bills Monday night game. Aside from the VIP transportation, Hein II had the opportunity to witness football from the press box where his father assisted in announcing the game – a behind-the-scenes perspective few fans ever witness.

Over the years of watching his all-time favorite players, specials teams legend Steve Tasker and defensive end Bruce Smith, his love for the Bills only grew.  He distinctly remembers the AFC Championship game when the Bills beat the Raiders, earning a spot in Super Bowl XXV.

“Not many people remember how cold it was,” stated Hein II. “My drink froze by the time I got back to my seat.”

Though he no longer lives in Buffalo, Hein II still travels from South Carolina when he can to attend a game. These days, he enjoys cheering on guard Richie Incognito. Like many other Bills fans, his favorite part of game day is the tailgate. When the Hein family makes a trip to New Era Field, they make a weekend out of it. They take the time to catch up with friends in the RV lot on Saturday and then cook special food for an early tailgate on Sunday.

As a Season Ticket Member, Hein II enjoys many of the perks that accompany his membership. If he had to pick a favorite benefit, it would be his personal Account Representative.

Congratulations, William!

The Buffalo Bills would like to thank William for his many years of being a dedicated Bills Season Ticket Member and our Season Ticket Member of the Game. In addition to William being selected as a Season Ticket Member of the Game, he received two pregame on-field passes to the Raiders versus Bills game on Oct. 29, a club seat upgrade, an autographed item and select 2017 Bills merchandise.

If you would like to nominate a Season Ticket Member of the Game, please fill out the form located here.


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50-50 raffle winner from the Bills-Buccaneers game announced

Posted by Megan Zenger on October 27, 2017 – 9:19 am

50-50 winner

The Buffalo Bills Foundation is proud to announce that Kelly Hanzlian has won the 50-50 raffle for the Bills-Buccaneers game. The jackpot was $130, 369 with a winning ticket for $65, 185.

Congratulations, Kelly!

The Buffalo Bills Foundation is seeking volunteers to sell 50/50 raffle tickets at each 2017 Buffalo Bills home game. Volunteers arrive early and sell raffle tickets pregame until the end of the 3rd quarter, when the winner is drawn. Please note: Volunteers for the 50-50 raffle must be 18 years or older.

If you or someone you know might be interested, please click here.


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One Buffalo Weekend coming up

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 26, 2017 – 2:59 pm

Bills fans, mark your calendars because this weekend is One Buffalo Weekend!

With the Sabres taking on the San Jose Sharks at home on Saturday, Oct. 28, and the Bills hosting the Oakland Raiders at New Era Field on Sunday, Oct. 29, it’ll be a Buffalo sports weekend to remember.

To enter for a chance to win a pair of 100 level tickets to the Sabres game and a pair of Jim Kelly Club tickets for the Bills game, see below! The sweepstakes ends on Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.


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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 24, 2017 – 8:36 pm

The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2017, to recognize some of the best high school football coaches Western New York has to offer, through the High School Coach of the Week program. Throughout the 2017 high school football season, the Bills and ADPRO Sports will recognize 11 coaches from both the Buffalo and Rochester regions on buffalobills.com. The winners will be selected by a committee of high school football experts from each region.

The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 8 of the 2017 season is Jim Maurino, head coach of the West Seneca East Trojans. The Trojans took on the Grand Island Vikings in the first round of the Class A playoffs on Friday, Oct. 20.  Coming into the contest, West Seneca East was ranked as the No. four seed and Grand Island was the top seed. Trailing 7-0 at the half, the Trojans railed in the third and fourth quarters to put up 28 points. Leading the way for West Seneca East on offense was senior running back Jacob Maurino, who compiled 275 yards rushing on 13 carries for three touchdowns. On defense, junior linebacker Shaun Dolac recorded 10 tackles and an interception. With the 28-14 win, West Seneca East will advance to take on the undefeated South Park Sparks on Friday, Oct. 27.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 8 is Tim Sawyer, head coach of the Alexander Trojans. Taking on the Finney/Northstar Christian Academy Falcons in the first round of Class D playoffs, the Trojans came out strong. Up 21-14 at halftime, Alexander sealed the game in the third quarter, scoring three touchdowns. Junior tailback Chris McClinic paved the way on offense with 24 carries for 188 yards, four touchdowns and a two-point conversion. Freshman running back Terrez Smith also had a standout game, racking up 141 yards rushing on 13 carries for a touchdown. Perfect at 8-0, Alexander will take on Red Jacket on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!

 

 


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Veterans One-stop Center of WNY honored as One Buffalo Organization of the Game

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 23, 2017 – 5:52 pm

At Sunday’s Week 7 matchup against Tampa Bay, the Buffalo Bills honored Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York as the One Buffalo Organization of the Game. In celebration of the organization’s positive contributions to the community, Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander and guard Richie Incognito presented the group with a game ball. Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York will also receive a donation.

With input from the players, the Bills will continue to recognize a different local organization at each home game this season.

Congratulations!


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Season Ticket Member of the Game

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 23, 2017 – 12:26 pm

Buffalo native and longtime Season Ticket Member Roy Henseler, can still remember the moment that he became a Bills fan.

“When I first started to love the Bills was 1964,” said Henseler. “The only one to have a TV in my family was my uncle and we all went to his house to watch the championship game against the Chargers. We won and I just fell in love with the Bills at that point and never stopped.”

His unrivaled passion for the Bills led Henseler to purchase season tickets and after 45 years, he still has them. His membership has allowed him to make countless memories, while supporting his favorite team. From the 1993 Comeback Game, to each of Buffalo’s four consecutive Super Bowl appearances, Henseler has loved every minute.

“My biggest game [that] I really was so thrilled at, was the championship game against the Raiders when we went to our first Super Bowl,” said Henseler. “We knew we were going to the Super Bowl…I remember that so distinctly.”

Through the years, Henseler has cherished watching many different Bills players take the field. When reminiscing on his all-time favorites, Henseler thinks of legends such as quarterback Joe Ferguson, running back Thurman Thomas and quarterback Jack Kemp. These days, Henseler roots for quarterback Tyrod Taylor and running back LeSean McCoy.

For Henseler, game days at New Era Field are an opportunity to spend quality time with his friends and family.

“It’s me and my best friend and we get to bring one of our kids each game,” said Henseler. “It’s the highlight of my week when we do that. There’s always two of our kids there at every game with us. I’ve been taking them since they were seven years old…They just love it with me. That’s my highlight. Now I take my granddaughter, she’s four and she’s been to two preseason games with me. It’s great. I look forward to it every year.”

As a Season Ticket Member, Henseler has also come to appreciate the many benefits associated with his membership. His favorites include the Bills Bucks Card and his personal Account Representative.

Congratulations, Roy!

The Buffalo Bills would like to thank Roy for his many years of being a dedicated Bills Season Ticket Member and our Season Ticket Member of the Game. In addition to Roy being selected as a Season Ticket Member of the Game, he received two pregame on-field passes to the Buccaneers versus Bills game on Oct. 22, a club seat upgrade, an autographed item and select 2017 Bills merchandise.

If you would like to nominate a Season Ticket Member of the Game, please fill out the form located here.


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50-50 raffle winner from Bills-Broncos game

Posted by Megan Zenger on October 20, 2017 – 9:25 am

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The Buffalo Bills Foundation is proud to announce that Chris Lodboa from Niagara Falls, Canada, has won the 50-50 raffle for the Bills-Broncos game. The jackpot was $118,050, with a winning ticket for $59,025.

Lodboa buys 50-50 raffle tickets at every sport event his attends, Bills games being no exception. When he realized that he had finally won, he had to double check with the friend he attended the game with just to make sure he wasn’t imagining it.

“It was shocking, and a little surreal at times too, “stated Lodboa.

Congratulations, Chris!

The Buffalo Bills Foundation is seeking volunteers to sell 50/50 Raffle tickets at each 2017 Buffalo Bills home game. Volunteers arrive early and sell raffle tickets pregame until the end of the 3rd quarter, when the winner is drawn. Please note: Volunteers for the 50-50 Raffle must be 18 years of age or older.

If you or someone you know might be interested, please click here.


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Canisius vs. St. Francis broadcast to air Oct. 19

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 19, 2017 – 4:15 pm

The third installment in a four-part series of Pegula Sports and Entertainment produced Western New York high school football games, presented by the DENT Concussion Center, will take place at New Era Field on Thursday, Oct. 19. Broadcast live on MSG Network and OneBuffalo.com, the game will feature Canisius High School and St. Francis High School of the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association.

The matchup will kick off at 7 p.m. Bills Insider Chris Brown will handle the play by play duties, along with analysis from former Bills wide receiver Donald Jones.

Fans can purchase tickets for the game from the participating schools. Tickets will also be available on game day at the Bills Ticket Office.


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Bills & ECMC tackle breast cancer

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 19, 2017 – 10:40 am

This week, the Buffalo Bills and ECMC have teamed up to intercept cancer in recognition of the NFL’s Crucial Catch Campaign, by creating several events that seek to generate awareness and increase cancer prevention. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the focus was breast cancer. To support the cause, the ECMC Mammography Coach was on-site at Dunn Tire in Olean to provide free breast cancer screenings.

Throughout the day, members of the community took a proactive approach to their health by stopping by to receive a screening.

For more information on how the Bills and ECMC are making a difference this week, please visit here.


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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 17, 2017 – 8:24 pm

The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2017, to recognize some of the best high school football coaches Western New York has to offer, through the High School Coach of the Week program. Throughout the 2017 high school football season, the Bills and ADPRO Sports will recognize 11 coaches from both the Buffalo and Rochester regions on buffalobills.com. The winners will be selected by a committee of high school football experts from each region.

The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 7 of the 2017 season is Mike Fatta, head coach of the Cheektowaga Warriors. On Friday, Oct. 13, Cheektowaga took on rival Maryvale on the road for the team’s last regular season game. Coming into the contest, the Warriors were ranked 12th in New York State, behind 8th place and undefeated Maryvale. Led by junior quarterback KeShone Beal, who scored each of the team’s four touchdowns, the Warriors served the Flyers their only loss of the season. With the 28-21 victory, Cheektowaga won the Class B-1 Division title – the team’s seventh straight. Next up, the Warriors will take on Newfane.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 7 is Dennis Greco, head coach of the East Rochester-Gananda Bombers. Greco, who has coached at East Rochester for 25 seasons, led the Bombers to a 34-14 win over Penn Yan. East Rochester-Gananda came out strong in the game’s first half, scoring 19 unanswered points. Running back Jayden Castrechini paved the way for the Bombers on the ground, putting up 332 yards rushing on 32 carries for two touchdowns. A threat on defense as well, Castrechini pulled in two interceptions. With the win, the Bombers solidified the Finger Lakes East Championship title and will enter the Class C playoffs as the top ranked seed.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!


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Camper/RV lot sold out for upcoming games

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 17, 2017 – 12:06 pm

Bills fans, as a reminder, the Buffalo Bills camper/RV lot is sold out for the next three home games – Bucs vs. Bills Week 7, Raiders vs. Bills Week 8 and Saints vs. Bills Week 10.

Additionally, there are a limited number of passes left for the remaining games.

For more information on parking, please visit here.

 

 


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Bills and ECMC kick off Crucial Catch Week with Community Health Fair

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 16, 2017 – 5:37 pm

Today, the Buffalo Bills and ECMC kicked off Crucial Catch Week with a Community Health Fair held at ECMC. The free screening event invited members of the Western New York Community to Intercept Cancer and Make the Crucial Catch. Featuring a variety of health stations such as, flu shots, prostate awareness, cardiovascular health, blood pressure checks, breast health education and much more, the fair provided guests with an opportunity to take preventive measures toward their health.

Bills alumni also showed their support for the event by stopping by to sign autographs and get to know the guests.  The Community Health Fair is one of several events that will take place this week in recognition of the NFL’s Crucial Catch initiative. For more information, please visit here.


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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 10, 2017 – 2:02 pm

The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2017, to recognize some of the best high school football coaches Western New York has to offer, through the High School Coach of the Week program. Throughout the 2017 high school football season, the Bills and ADPRO Sports will recognize 11 coaches from both the Buffalo and Rochester regions on buffalobills.com. The winners will be selected by a committee of high school football experts from each region.

The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 6 of the 2017 season is Tim Delaney, head coach of the South Park Sparks. On Friday, Oct. 6, undefeated South Park took on the West Seneca East Trojans on the road. Although they were down 21-0 at the half, the Sparks never gave up. By the third quarter, momentum had started to swing in South Park’s direction. Senior Shyquan Brodie helped lead the way for the Sparks when he intercepted a West Seneca East pass, which set South Park up for a scoring drive. The defense came up big again when they held the Trojans to a three-and-out. South Park junior Elijah Lewis blocked the Trojans’ punt, resulting in the Sparks recovering the ball in the end zone for another score. Holding West Seneca East to a scoreless second half, the Sparks finished the game on top 36-21 – the biggest South Park comeback victory in over 30 years. With the win, South Park remains perfect at 6-0. The Sparks’ next matchup will take place on Friday, Oct. 13 against Lake Shore.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 6 is Nick DerCola, head coach of the Clyde-Savannah Golden Eagles. Taking on Finney on the road, the undefeated Golden Eagles found themselves in a close game through the first half. Coming out strong on their first drive of the third quarter, Clyde-Savannah scored to extend their lead. Golden Eagles freshman Camden Chance came away with a 91-yard interception for a touchdown to put Clyde-Savannah up 35-20. Chance’s older brother and teammate Derrick Chance, helped the Golden Eagles on offense when he pulled in a 35-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Dru Carnavale. Clyde-Savannah went on to defeat Finney 49-28, advancing to 6-0 on the season. Next up, the Golden Eagles will face conference opponent Sodus/Lyons on Friday, Oct. 13 at home.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!

 

 


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ECMC to hold free Community Health Fair on Monday, Oct. 16

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 10, 2017 – 11:59 am

On Monday, Oct. 16, ECMC will be holding a free Community Health Fair. In recognition of the NFL’s “Crucial Catch” initiative, community neighbors are invited to attend the event to Intercept Cancer and Make the Crucial Catch.

Located at the second-floor overflow cafeteria in ECMC’s main building, the fair will take place from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. The event will feature a variety of stations including prostate awareness, cardiovascular health and blood pressure checks, breast health education, dental and oral oncology, hearing exams and much more. Additionally, free flu shots will be available for the first 100 community neighbors to sign up.

Guests will also have an opportunity to meet Bills alumni and enter to win Bills tickets!

Please note that space is limited and those interested in attending should reserve a spot by calling 898-5857 or by emailing cthompson3@ecmc.edu.


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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 3, 2017 – 6:56 pm

The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2017, to recognize some of the best high school football coaches Western New York has to offer, through the High School Coach of the Week program. Throughout the 2017 high school football season, the Bills and ADPRO Sports will recognize 11 coaches from both the Buffalo and Rochester regions on buffalobills.com. The winners will be selected by a committee of high school football experts from each region.

The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 5 of the 2017 season is Dean Santorio, head coach of the Grand Island Vikings. The longtime head coach, led the Vikings to a 33-7 victory over Starpoint on Friday, Sept. 29 at home. Coming into the contest, the Vikings were 3-1 and Starpoint was undefeated at 4-0. Considered an underdog in the matchup, Grand Island put on quite a performance. Propelling the Vikings’ offense was senior running back Thomas Cecere, who finished the game with 33 carries for 203 yards and three touchdowns. Cecere also made an impact on defense, returning an interception for 65 yards and a score. With the win, the Vikings have advanced to 4-1 on the season and will take on Sweet Home on the road on Friday, Oct. 6.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 5 is Dan Fichter, head coach of the Irondequoit Eagles. The undefeated Eagles faced Brockport on the road on Friday, Sept. 29. Staring down a 7-0 deficit at halftime, the Eagles came out ready to score in the third quarter. Led by junior quarterback Freddie June, who put together an impressive 78-yard touchdown run, Irondequoit evened the score. The Eagles put the game away in the final quarter, when senior running back Will Porter found the end zone for a five-yard touchdown. Winning 14-7, the Eagles are now 5-0. Irondequoit will host Greece Athena on Friday, Oct. 7.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!

 

 

 


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Vertex Solutions lights up New Era Field with new LED lighting system

Posted by Kelly Baker on September 26, 2017 – 4:23 pm

The Buffalo Bills are playing under the lights of a significantly upgraded LED system at New Era Field this season. Vertex Solutions has installed a new Carolina High Mast LED light system at the home of the Bills. The new system has cut energy consumption in half, while increasing lighting levels nearly 30%. While saving 390 kilowatts over the course of the season, it still renders a more crisp, white light that shows colors more true for a clear high definition television broadcast. The Carolina High Mast system also utilizes ultra low flicker technology to allow more extreme slow motion replay to be seen with clear illumination that is not possible with other systems.

Historically, stadium lights have lengthy warm-up periods, which can lead to delays in game action following a power disruption, and can consume excess energy. Carolina High Mast’s system offers instant performance, eliminating the long start delays. It also contains an integral DMX control unit, which will allow New Era Field the ability to initiate flashing, strobing and chasing of lights, which can enhance the experience for concerts and special events.

Vertex Solutions is the local representative of Texas-based Carolina High Mast, a leader in outdoor lighting for more than 20 years. New Era Field is the third professional sports venue to install a CHM system this year, joining SunTrust Park (Atlanta) and AT&T Park (San Francisco).

Vertex Innovative Solutions, Inc. is an independent sales agency covering the Upstate New York area. Vertex provides leading-edge LED lighting equipment, controls and electrical supplies focusing on new and innovative ways to cut energy costs, increase sustainability, and improve the environment – both indoors and out. Through this new technology, it is now possible to make the workplace more comfortable, more productive, and more friendly while helping to make the planet greener through the reduction of the carbon footprint of all buildings and facilities everywhere. This new evolution of LED lighting increases the quality of lighting at home and in the workplace while driving energy costs down. We can now look beyond today knowing that the future has never looked brighter. For more information, visit www.vertex-ny.com.

Carolina High Mast is a division of Fort Worth, Texas based CHM Industries, Inc.  Carolina High Mast is a leader in high output, energy efficiency lighting systems for use in large scale applications like roadway, ports, rail yards, parks and recreation, and professional sporting venues.  A leader in sports lighting for nearly 20 years, Carolina High Mast has provided lighting systems to many professional stadiums throughout the NFL, MLB and MLS leagues.  All lighting systems, LED luminaires and structures are designed and manufactured by Carolina High Mast in the United States of America. For more information about the sports lighting offering of Carolina High Mast, visit www.chmsportslighting.com/.  “Like” Carolina High Mast and share how the new lighting at New Era Field has impacted your fan experience on Facebook at www.facebook.com/carolinahighmast.  To learn more about the other product offerings of CHM Industries, Inc. visit http://www.chmindustries.com/.


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