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Forbidden love at Ralph Wilson Stadium

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on December 19, 2014 – 11:19 am

forbidden-love-blogWhen Jordan Eliason bought two tickets to last Sunday’s Bills-Packers game at Ralph Wilson Stadium, he never thought it would cap off the biggest few days of his life.

He thought taking his then-girlfriend Michelle to watch her Bills at home against his beloved Packers would highlight a fun December weekend, celebrating a friendly rivalry within their relationship.

But shortly after that ticket purchase, he proposed to Michelle and when they set the date for 12/13/14, the day before the game, he knew just how great that weekend would really be.

“When we realized it would be the day after our wedding, I said to Michelle, ‘Would you mind if we postponed our honeymoon trip a few days so we can go to a football game?’ She said yes,” recalled Jordan, laughing.

To put the exclamation point on the cold, loud, exciting part one to their honeymoon at Ralph Wilson Stadium – before a relaxing, sunny party two – Jordan had special jerseys made for the occasion. His, a Packers jersey, said “Forbidden” on the nameplate bearing number 12 for the month of December, and hers, a Bills jersey, said “Love” with the number 13 for the day they were married.

“People were coming up to take pictures of the backs of our jerseys. It was great,” he said.

In their first competition of marriage, Michelle’s Bills came through for her, possibly as a sign of things to come. But no matter the outcome of the game, “Forbidden Love” is a memory both will cherish forever.

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First ever PPK Championship Weekend a success

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on December 18, 2014 – 4:48 pm

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The Buffalo Bills hosted their first ever Punt, Pass and Kick Team Championship Weekend as NFL PPK winners from three local sectional competitions vied for the Bills Team Championship at the ADPRO Sports Training Center on Saturday, December 13th.  After the competition, the participants had the opportunity to meet Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso and received a picture and autograph, followed by lunch in the Bills cafeteria with their families.

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The forty Team Championship participants were invited to the Bills-Packers game the following day to form Stampede Row as Bills players took the field and received Bills Play 60 Jerseys, Bills Nike Vapor Football Gloves and New Era winter hats.  After Stampede Row, the participants watched the game with their family and the winners from each age group received on-field recognition during the second quarter.

Congratulations to the Team Championship participants and our winners!

Girls 6-7 Boys 6-7
Magdalena Parish – West Valley, N.Y. Drew Williamee – Canandaigua, N.Y.
Alaina Burdick – Canisteo, N.Y. Liam Davis – Malone, N.Y.
Hannah Michalek – East Aurora, N.Y. Manning Splain – Duke Center, PA
Selena Maldonado Brady Wiscup – Holland, N.Y.
Girls 8-9 Boys 8-9
Autumn Millington – Westmoreland, N.Y. Ryan Krzyzanowski – Westmoreland, N.Y.
Teagan Kosinski – Olean, N.Y. Alek Reynolds – Williamson, N.Y.
Isabella Pucci – Fairport, N.Y. Braydon Hummel – North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Wriana Hudson Amari Jones – Albion, N.Y.
Girls 10-11 Boys 10-11
Kennedy Case – West Leyden, N.Y. Rudy Warren – Tonawanda, N.Y.
Laura Cohn – Kenmore, N.Y. Jonathan Starling – Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Haley Bly – Rochester, N.Y. Connor Williams – Victor, N.Y.
Hannah Walker – Sayre, Penn. Cole Harrington – Lockport, N.Y.
Girls 12-13 Boys 12-13
Natalie McCormick – Ogdensburg, N.Y. Dominic Geracitano – Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Megan McCraith – Clarence, N.Y. CJ Williams – Victor, N.Y.
Melissa MacCowan – Bergen, N.Y. Nathan Moore – Albion, N.Y.
Caitlin Gonter – Boston, N.Y. Brandon Smathers – Miami, Fla.
Girls 14-15 Boys 14-15
Erin Geibel – Hornell, N.Y. Trevor Henneman – Painted Post, N.Y.
Breanna Chapman – Baldwinsville, N.Y. Gordon Wang – Williamson, N.Y.
Hailey Hubbard – Bergen, N.Y. Connor Fenlong – Gouverneur, N.Y.
Samantha Fovel – Rochester, N.Y. Casey Kelly – Niagara Falls, N.Y.

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Longtime Bills gameday staff member retires

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on December 17, 2014 – 5:50 pm

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Before Sunday’s home game against the Green Bay Packers, the Bills honored Erie County Emergency Services Deputy Commissioner John Adolf for 16 years of dedicated service to the Bills organization and its fans. Adolf coordinates emergency medical services at the Erie County-owned Ralph Wilson Stadium, and Sunday was his last official game serving in that capacity. Bills Vice President Andy Major and Senior Director of Security Christopher Clark presented Adolf with an official Buffalo Bills helmet signed by all of the public safety partners who staff the stadium command center managing game day operations. Adolf is set to retire December 29, 2014 after 32 years of service to Erie County.

On behalf of all Bills fans and the entire Bills organization, we thank Adolf for his longtime service to our community.


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Five Bills to sign autographs for a cause Wed.

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on December 16, 2014 – 5:07 pm

2014 FINAL BILLS POSTER

Want to meet some of your favorite Bills players for a good cause?

Bills CB Corey Graham, RB Fred Jackson, S Aaron Williams, RB C.J. Spiller and DE Jerry Hughes will be signing autographs at the New Era Flagship Store at 160 Delaware Avenue on Wednesday, December 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

With a $25 donation to benefit Kids Escaping Drugs, fans will receive the Limited Edition Bills poster pictured above and one autograph from each player. Players can autograph the poster or a personal item, and there is no limit to how many wristbands an individual can purchase. Wristband sales begin at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

We’ll see you there, Bills fans!


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First Section V Coach of the Year announced

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on December 15, 2014 – 4:53 pm

The Bills and New York National Guard Coach of the Week program has been a weekly staple of the high school football season on buffalobills.com, and this year grew to include Section V. In the inaugural year of the program’s exciting expansion, Dan Fichter of West Irondequoit High School took home the Coach of the Year award. Fichter was honored on the field before Sunday’s Bills-Packers game, along with Section VI Coach of the Year winner Tom Langworthy of Jamestown High School, and each of the Coach of the Week winners from both Sections V and VI.

In addition to the recognition online and on-field, each 2014 Coach of the Week winner received a $1,000 grant for their football programs from the Bills and the New York National Guard, a certificate signed by Bills President Russ Brandon, General Manager Doug Whaley, and Head Coach Doug Marrone recognizing their accomplishment and a Bills hat. The High School Coach of the Year winners each received an additional $1,000 grant for their football program.

Congratulations to all of the Coach of the Week winners this year, as well as Coach Fichter and Coach Langworthy for their Coach of the Year honors!


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BENRUS Best Dressed Week 15

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 14, 2014 – 11:37 am

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As the winner of BEST DRESSED, Robert Woods will receive a BENRUS J1 Messenger Bag, perfect holiday gifts! Follow @benrususa and use the hashtag #HolidayswithBENRUS for a chance to win some of the latest gear. BENRUS watches, sunglasses, duffle bags and backpacks are available for purchase at www.BENRUS.com

BENRUS, LLC was founded as a watch company in 1921. For over four decades, it manufactured legendary timepieces for the U.S. military. Giovanni Feroce, internationally recognized as one of today’s most successful American CEOs, is building BENRUS into a multi-billion dollar, military-inspired lifestyle brand. Mr. Feroce currently serves as CEO and Chairman of BENRUS, LLC.


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Corey Graham’s BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 13, 2014 – 12:47 pm

This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For this week, it’s Bills CB Corey Graham.  Check out the songs Corey will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on the Packers.

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Builder of Ralph Wilson Stadium LEGO replica passes

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on December 12, 2014 – 4:32 pm

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Dedicated Bills fan and longtime season ticket member Bob Hall passed away this week at the age of 58.

There was no greater exhibition of his incredible Bills fandom than the 20-foot long LEGO replica of Ralph Wilson Stadium he built over a 5-year period, profiled in this video.

“I am incredibly passionate about the Bills and I took the same approach with the stadium,” said Hall at the time. “Why not build the stadium so that every time I come down to the basement I feel like I’m at that wonderful place?”

Many Bills fans are dedicated, but Hall will forever be remembered by those who knew him best for going above and beyond in his support of the team.

“There’s nothing better than a Bills fan and Western New Yorkers,” he said. “I thought I could do this, and show all of the other NFL fans what being a Buffalo Bills fan is all about.”

Check out this photo gallery of Hall’s Ralph Wilson Stadium LEGO replica, and read more here.

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Gameday activities: Packers vs. Bills

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 11, 2014 – 10:45 am

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Here’s a rundown of gameday activities for Sunday’s week 15 game against the Green Bay Packers.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m.
Gates open: 11:30 a.m.
Gameday Experience: ADPRO Sports Training Center open 9:30 a.m., visit Santa Claus!

Pregame

Player warm-ups: 11:55 a.m.
Salute to High School football: 12:40 p.m.
Stampede performance: 12:45 p.m.
Punt, Pass and Kick recognition: 12:50 p.m.
Leader of the Charge: Thurman Thomas
Color guard: Boy Scout Troop 325
National anthem: Stephanie Taibi

*The Radiant Heaters will be turned on in the sideline clubs.

Halftime

Stampede holiday performance

Fan Appreciation Ceremony

As part of the annual fan appreciation game, hot chocolate at Ralph Wilson Stadium will be half price, and hundreds of items at the Bills Store will be 25% off on gameday. Additionally, over 1,000 prizes will be distributed in-stadium during the game, including Bills Bucks, autographed merchandise and game-worn jerseys.

Punt, Pass & Kick

The Bills will host NFL Punt, Pass & Kick winners from three local sectional competitions at the ADPRO Sports Training Center on Saturday, December 13th to compete for the Bills Team Championship. The forty Team Championship participants have been invited to the Bills-Packers game to form Stampede Row as Bills players take the field, and the winners from each age group will receive on-field recognition during the second quarter.

Salute to High School Football

Sunday’s game will include the annual Salute to High School Football celebration, including on-field recognition of the Buffalo Bills and New York National Guard High School Football Coach of the Week winners from the Buffalo and Rochester regions and the naming of the Coach of the Year from each region.  In addition, the Bills have invited members of the St. Joseph Collegiate Institute Football program who earlier in the year raised over $3,000 for ECMC’s Mobile Mammography Coach as a part of the WNY Billieve Football Challenge. The Bills are also hosting members of the All-Western New York High School Football First Team.

Tailgating Reminder: No open fires are permitted in the Bills parking lots or on stadium grounds. Fires in contained grills are permitted.  Please do not empty hot coals on the parking lot pavement. Thank you!

Security Process: Remember to arrive at the gates early to avoid missing any of the pregame activities.  Be sure to empty pockets in preparation for the metal detection screening process at gate entry.

Make Mom Proud: Follow the Bills fan code of conduct available here.

Designated Driver:  If you’re over 21, stop by any Guest Service Booth and pledge not to drink and make sure everyone in your group gets home safely.  Designated drives will receive a coupon good for one non-alcoholic beverage and will be entered into a raffle to win the Designated Driver of the Game prize and sweepstakes with a chance to win Pro Bowl or Super Bowl tickets. Sign up here.

Bills 50/50 Raffle

The Buffalo Bills are teaming up with Pointstreak 5050 on an innovative platform to raise charitable funds for the Buffalo community and Western New York region through an electronic 50/50 raffle on gamedays at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Pointstreak 5050 system enables raffle tickets to be sold to fans through mobile sellers utilizing electronic handheld devices, portable printers, and a number of stationary selling terminals around Ralph Wilson Stadium with half the proceeds going to one lucky fan and the other half going to the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.

BAG POLICY REMINDER:

  1. Clear Bags smaller than 12” x 6” x 12” are permitted.
  2. One gallon clear plastic freezer bags are permitted.
  3. Small clutch bag approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap is permitted.

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Fuel Up to Play 60 “Be the Change” Forum

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 10, 2014 – 4:49 pm

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Nearly 200 students and teachers from Western NY were on hand at the ADPRO Sports Training Center on Tuesday for the annual Fuel Up to Play 60 “Be the Change” forum.  The students, from Orchard Park, Niagara Falls, Grand Island, Buffalo City, Rochester City and Rush Henrietta Schools,  were joined by Running Back C.J. Spiller, Bills’ Nutritionist Dan Liburd and dairy farmer Jason Kehl, from  Strykersville NY.

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Students gathered to learn how healthy eating and physical activity can benefit them not just in school but for a lifetime.  It’s all a part of Fuel Up to Play 60, a national partnership between the National Football League and the American Dairy Association, to encourage students to eat healthy foods (fruits, veggies, whole grains, and low fat and fat free dairy products) and exercise 60 minutes daily. The participants also received leadership and communication training to help find their voice in order to drive healthy change within their schools.

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Check out the photo gallery.


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Bills rely on ShoreTel phone system

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on December 9, 2014 – 10:24 am

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ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple phone systems and unified communications (UC) solutions, today announced the Bills have selected and installed a ShoreTel unified communications system to improve staff productivity and fan satisfaction. The system is installed on 400 phones at the Ralph Wilson Stadium and the ADPRO Sports Training Center. Among ShoreTel’s software offerings, the Buffalo Bills are using ShoreTel Enterprise Contact Center for their call centers and ShoreTel Mobility, which extends the phone system to employees’ smartphones and tablets.

During the offseason, Ralph Wilson Stadium underwent a major remodel, which enabled the organization to re-evaluate its communications provider. After considering other VoIP solutions with the guidance of ShoreTel channel partner PremCom, the Buffalo Bills selected ShoreTel.

“The ease of use and installation of the ShoreTel system was a huge factor in our decision,” said Dan Evans, vice president of information technology at the Buffalo Bills. “The system’s capability to grow with us as we expand was also an important consideration. From the cut-over standpoint, the installation process was seamless.”

Among the early feedback from employees is that they enjoy being able to customize their ShoreTel phone, speed dials and more without IT support. The team’s use of ShoreTel Enterprise Contact Center improved productivity and efficiency in its ticket office. The Bills also rely on ShoreTel technology for on-the-field communication on game days, since the phones on the field communications cart are part of the ShoreTel system. Phones can also be quickly provisioned to visiting team staff and TV crews at the location of their choice.

Meanwhile, the ShoreTel system has enabled the team’s IT staff to reduce costs in several key areas. “Our monthly maintenance costs have decreased,” Evans said. “And our equipment and environmental footprints have been greatly reduced. Instead of a separate server room, our ShoreTel gear fits in half a rack, and our power consumption is also much lower as a result.”

“The Buffalo Bills are leveraging the power of ShoreTel’s integrated communications system and mobility application to improve employee productivity whether they are in the office, on the sidelines of a game, or in a remote location,” said Mark Roberts, chief marketing officer at ShoreTel. “The Bills are the second NFL team to use ShoreTel technology to win on and off the playing field, joining an impressive roster of sports customers including six professional basketball, four professional baseball, and two professional hockey teams.”

About ShoreTel

ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems and unified communications solutions. Its award-winning on-premises IP-PBX solution and cloud-based hosted phone system eliminate complexity and improve productivity. Recognized for its industry-leading customer experience and support, ShoreTel’s innovative business phones, application integration, collaboration tools, mobility, and contact center applications enable users to communicate and collaborate no matter the time, place or device, with minimal demand on IT resources. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has regional offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com.


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Unyts Blood Drive at RWS tomorrow

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 1, 2014 – 10:43 am

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Buffalo Bills Blood Drive
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 11 am–8 pm

Ralph Wilson Stadium
One Bills Drive
Orchard Park, NY 14217

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 11am – 8pm Ralph Wilson Stadium

The first 500 presenting donors will receive a “One Buffalo” t-shirt courtesy of the Buffalo Bills.
All donors who make an appointment and keep it will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the Buffalo Bills vs. Green Bay game on Sunday, December 14, 2014. 100 people will win!
(Names will be picked every day and posted on Facebook, and Unyts will contact each winner by phone or email.)

To make an appointment at the stadium on December 2, CLICK HERE.


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BENRUS Best Dressed – DE Jerry Hughes

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 30, 2014 – 10:42 am

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The BENRUS Best Dressed series presents one well-dressed player with a product from the military-inspired lifestyle brand. QB EJ Manuel won in week 12.

As the winner of BEST DRESSED, Jerry Hughes received a BENRUS Bivouac backpack, a perfect holiday gift.  BENRUS watches, duffle bags and backpacks are available for purchase at www.BENRUS.com

BENRUS, LLC was founded as a watch company in 1921. For over four decades, it manufactured legendary timepieces for the U.S. military. Giovanni Feroce, internationally recognized as one of today’s most successful American CEO’s, is building BENRUS into a multi-billion dollar, military-inspired lifestyle brand. Mr. Feroce currently serves as CEO and Chairman of BENRUS, LLC.


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Dan Carpenter’s BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 29, 2014 – 10:00 am

This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For this week, it’s Bills K Dan Carpenter.  Check out the songs Dan will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on the Browns.

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Nike uniform of Week 13

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 28, 2014 – 8:38 am

Each week Nike presents the Uniform of the Week where you’ll see a photo of the combination your Buffalo Bills will be wearing on the field.

The uniform combo for the Week 13 game between the Cleveland Browns and the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium will be the team’s royal blue jerseys on white pants. Shop for your own Nike jersey by clicking here

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Here is the Bills uniform combination so far in 2014:

Week 1 at Chicago Bears: White / White

Week 2 vs. Miami Dolphins: Throwback White / White

Week 3 vs. San Diego Chargers: Blue / White

Week 4 at Houston Texans: White / White

Week 5 at Detroit Lions: White / Blue

Week 6 vs. New England Patriots: Blue / White

Week 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings: White / White

Week 8 at New York Jets: White / Blue

Week 9 bye

Week 10 vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Blue / White

Week 11 at Miami Dolphins: White / Blue

Week 12 vs. New York Jets: Blue / White

Week 13 vs. Cleveland Browns: Blue / White


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Fred Jackson’s motor home featured

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on November 26, 2014 – 5:49 pm

fred-motor-homeThe Great American Country network is premiering a new season of Celebrity Motor Homes, and along with actor Kevin Bacon, Bills RB Fred Jackson and his RV will star on premiere night. His family of six is featured in the episode that showcases motor home, airing on Wednesday, November 26th at 8:30 p.m. Tune in to get a behind-the-scenes look at his home on wheels and how he and his kids use it to get around in style!

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Gameday activities: Browns vs. Bills

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 26, 2014 – 4:59 pm

Here’s a rundown of gameday activities for Sunday’s week 12 game against the Cleveland Browns.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m.
Gates open: 11:30 a.m.
Gameday Experience: ADPRO Sports Training Center open 9:30 a.m.

Giveaway

The first 50,000 fans through the gates will receive a Unyts Panini football trading card pack.7A_7626_1464F1_Bu.p1.p1.pdf.r72

Pregame

Player warm-ups: 11:55 a.m.
Stampede performance: 12:45 p.m.
Play 60 Recognition: 12:50 p.m.
Leader of the Charge: Jim Kelly
Color guard: Wende Correctional Facility
National anthem: John Iremar Clayton

*The Radiant Heaters will be turned on in the sideline clubs.

Halftime
Milford Mill Academy Marching Band

NFL Play 60

To celebrate the NFL’s Play 60 movement to encourage kids to be physically active for 60 minutes each day, the Bills will host 20 local children – 10 participants from the Independent Health Foundation’s Fitness for Kids Challenge and Play 60 Challenge and 10 from the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program – to form Stampede Row as Bills players take the field.

Unyts Blood Drive

In response to a critical need for blood following the recent storm, Unyts will host a blood drive in Ralph Wilson Stadium’s Paul Maguire Club on Tuesday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. All presenting donors will get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the newly renovated gameday locker room and the first 300 presenting donors will receive a One Buffalo t-shirt. For more details, visit www.unyts.org, click “Give Blood,” and use sponsor code 1925.

Tailgating Reminder: No open fires are permitted in the Bills parking lots or on stadium grounds. Fires in contained grills are permitted.  Please do not empty hot coals on the parking lot pavement. Thank you!

Security Process: Remember to arrive at the gates early to avoid missing any of the pregame activities.  Be sure to empty pockets in preparation for the metal detection screening process at gate entry.

Make Mom Proud: Follow the Bills fan code of conduct available here.

Designated Driver:  If you’re over 21, stop by any Guest Service Booth and pledge not to drink and make sure everyone in your group gets home safely.  Designated drives will receive a coupon good for one non-alcoholic beverage and will be entered into a raffle to win the Designated Driver of the Game prize and sweepstakes with a chance to win Pro Bowl or Super Bowl tickets. Sign up here.

Visa Deal of the Game: Spend $100 and get 10% off your next online purchase at shopthebills.com! *Excludes Jerseys

Bills 50/50 Raffle
The Buffalo Bills are teaming up with Pointstreak 5050 on an innovative platform to raise charitable funds for the Buffalo community and Western New York region through an electronic 50/50 raffle on gamedays at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Pointstreak 5050 system enables raffle tickets to be sold to fans through mobile sellers utilizing electronic handheld devices, portable printers, and a number of stationary selling terminals around Ralph Wilson Stadium with half the proceeds going to one lucky fan and the other half going to the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.

BAG POLICY REMINDER:

  1. Clear Bags smaller than 12” x 6” x 12” are permitted.
  2. One gallon clear plastic freezer bags are permitted.
  3. Small clutch bag approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap is permitted.

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Final two Section V Coach of the Week winners announced

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on November 25, 2014 – 10:48 am

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The Section V Coach of the Week for the 10th week of the program is Victor Blue Devils Head Coach Geoff Mandile. The Section V Coach of the Week for the final week of high school play is Head Coach Brennen Briggs of Batavia. Briggs’ team lost in the regionals 35 to 22 and had a season record 9 wins and 2 losses. Congratulations to Coach Briggs and Coach Mandile!

The Coach of the Week program has been a weekly staple of the high school football season on buffalobills.com and this year was expanded to Section V. In addition to the recognition online, Briggs, Mandile, and other winning coaches receive a $1,000 grant for their football programs from the Bills and the New York National Guard, a certificate signed by Bills President Russ Brandon, General Manager Doug Whaley, and Head Coach Doug Marrone recognizing their accomplishment, a Bills hat, and an invitation to join the Bills on-field December 14th for pregame ceremonies prior to kickoff against the Green Bay Packers. At that point, a High School Coach of the Year will be selected for sections V and VI, with each winner receiving an additional $1,000 grant for their football program.


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BENRUS Best Dressed – QB EJ Manuel

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 24, 2014 – 5:31 pm

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The BENRUS Best Dressed series presents one well-dressed player with a product from the military-inspired lifestyle brand. Fullback Frank Summers won in week 11.

As the winner of BEST DRESSED, EJ Manuel received a BENRUS Sky Chief Watch. The Sky Chief, engineered in 1940, was worn by World War II Aviators and can be considered one of the greatest timepieces in history. Today, BENRUS acknowledges the significance of The Sky Chief and its ingenuity in a contemporary, modernized model available for purchase on benrus.com.

BENRUS, LLC was founded as a watch company in 1921. For over four decades, it manufactured legendary timepieces for the U.S. military. Giovanni Feroce, internationally recognized as one of today’s most successful American CEO’s, is building BENRUS into a multi-billion dollar, military-inspired lifestyle brand. Mr. Feroce currently serves as CEO and Chairman of BENRUS, LLC.


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Shovelers no longer needed at the Ralph

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on November 24, 2014 – 5:03 pm

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Thanks to the overwhelming support from more than 500 members of the Western New York community, Ralph Wilson Stadium is no longer in need of snow shovelers at this time.

The shuttle bus service from McKinley to the Stadium and back will be shut down tonight at 9 p.m.

Workers received $10/hour in compensation and those that worked a total of eight hours received a game ticket to the either the Browns or Packers game based on availability.


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