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BENRUS Best Dressed – Chris Hogan

Posted by buffalobills.com on August 29, 2015 – 2:12 pm

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The BENRUS Best Dressed series presents one well-dressed player with a product from the military-inspired lifestyle brand.

Wide Receiver Chris Hogan was seen wearing a stylish sport coat, blue jeans and grey Nikes. A perfect outfit for a preseason game!

As the winner of BEST DRESSED, Hogan received the sophisticated, yet stylish BENRUS Bivouac Backpack.  The BENRUS elite bag collection, watches and accessories 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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Take a Butter Sculpture selfie and win

Posted by buffalobills.com on August 26, 2015 – 2:42 pm

Your NYS Fair Butter Sculpture Selfie Could Win the Ultimate Buffalo Bills Fan Weekend Package!

The Annual Butter Sculpture is one of the New York State Fair’s most popular photo opportunities – and now, your picture could get you exclusive access to a Buffalo Bills practice, club tickets and more.

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Here is how: Visit the Dairy Building at the New York State Fair. Snap a “selfie” of you in front of the butter sculpture, holding your cup of milk from the Rainbow Milk Bar, tag it #givemilktoo and post it to Instagram. One grand prize winner will win an ultimate Buffalo Bills Fan Weekend Package:

  • An overnight stay in downtown Buffalo
  • 4 club tickets to the December 6th game
  • The opportunity to attend a Bills practice

Learn more at http://bit.ly/givemilktoo and be sure to follow @AmericanDairy on Instagram.

What is #givemilktoo? Milk is one of the top requested foods from clients at Feeding America food pantries, but most families only receive about one gallon per year. To help provide more milk to families who depend on these facilities, fairgoers are being asked to donate a quarter for every cup of milk they purchase at the popular Rainbow Milk Bar, or to Get One and Give One Too. Join our partner American Dairy Association and Dairy Council in its effort to help provide milk to families in need.


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One Buffalo Unyts Blood Drive

Posted by buffalobills.com on August 17, 2015 – 5:52 pm

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Join us for the One Buffalo Community Blood Drive for Unyts Wednesday, September 2nd 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. HarborCenter, 7th Level.

The first 600 people to make an appointment to donate and keep it will receive an exclusive One Buffalo winter hat!

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Giveaways includes appointments made 8/31/15 – 9/5/15 at Unyts neighborhood donation centers.

Interactive activities, daily raffles, ticket giveaways, discounted coupons and much more available for all presenting donors.  A full list of the day’s activities can be found at www.unyts.org.

To make an appointment to donate, please call 512-7940 or visit www.unyts.org, click donate blood and use sponsor code 000224.  Walk-ins welcome!


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Ellicott Development selects Season Ticket winner

Posted by buffalobills.com on August 7, 2015 – 10:02 am

Ellicott Hospitality, a division of Ellicott Development, the official Hotel partner of the Buffalo Bills ran a contest to give away four Jim Kelly Club season tickets to the 2015 season.  With such an incredible prize, the response from fans was overwhelming.  Over 40,000 people entered to win these tickets.

The lucky winner was Jill Adams from Amherst. “One out of 41,000 is pretty awesome” said Carl Paladino, Chairman and founder of the Ellicott Development Company who was on hand at one of his properties, the Fairmont to present Jill with her tickets.  “I think she should go to the casino.”

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The tickets were presented to Jill on the roof of The Fairmont overlooking the city of Buffalo, a tie into Ellicott’s campaign #thisisbuffalo.  The Fairmont is a multi-use property on Scott Street in downtown Buffalo near the waterfront and Cobblestone district.  Constructed in 1920, the eightstory structure was originally built for The Fairmont Creamery as a cold storage.  The building has gone through a drastic transformation from vacant industrial space into a mix of office, apartments, retail space and a restaurant.  For more about The Fairmont, click here.

Paladino talked about the city of Buffalo that his company has helped develop since founded Ellicott Development in 1973. “People in the city are thrilled.  Thank God for Mr. Pegula.  We spent 25 years worrying about what was going to happen if something happened to Ralph and now all of a sudden a miracle came upon us.”

With all that’s happening in the city and on the field, Jill is thrilled to be attending every game this upcoming season. “I was so excited when I found out I won.  I couldn’t even believe it.”  She’s deciding who will attend the games with her, now that she’s a four-seat season ticket member.  She brought her twin sister, brother and boyfriend with her to accept the tickets who will be fighting with her mom and brother-in-law to attend games with her.

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“Thank you so much to Ellicott Development.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me, I’m so thankful and grateful.”  To find out about more contests, sign up for our email list.


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Eric Wood supports children through foundation

Posted by Alexandra Vitale on June 9, 2015 – 5:36 pm

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During his seven years in Buffalo, Wood feels he has established himself enough to give back to the community. In 2014, he found a way to do so with the creation of “The Eric Wood Foundation.”

On Monday night he hosted a Dinner for a Difference fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Buffalo.

For one evening only, Wood and teammates traded uniforms and helmets for aprons as they help serve guests a three-course meal with fine wine and spirits. The night also featured an exciting live and silent auction. Proceeds benefitted his foundation.

For additional information on The Eric Wood Foundation visit the website at ericwoodfoundation.org.


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Jackson, Carpenter visit Lindbergh Elementary

Posted by Alexandra Vitale on May 8, 2015 – 2:13 pm

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Today at Lindbergh Elementary School Buffalo Bills players Fred Jackson and Dan Carpenter participated in a special assembly and spoke to students about the importance of staying active. During the visit, Jackson and Carpenter led kids in fitness activities, as part of NFL’s PLAY 60 campaign, helping kids get 60 minutes of exercise a day.

“It was a lot of fun to come and hang out with the kids and try to give them the knowledge we have accumulated throughout the years,” Jackson said.

The Bills, On behalf of the NFL and in partnership with NFL Network and Time Warner Cable, presented KidsPLAY 60 with a $7,500 NFL PLAY 60 grant for health and wellness programming AND equipment.

“Anytime you get to be a part of Play 60 and let them know what it means to the body to get out and play 60 minutes a day weather it’s all at once or breaking it up throughout the day, that’s something that I think as players we relish and enjoy trying to get that message across to the kids.”

During the visit, Jackson and Carpenter also helped students get 60 minutes of exercise during the NFL PLAY 60 Ultimate Physical Education Class, as part of the NFL PLAY 60 youth health and wellness campaign.

“It’s a privilege to send out such an important message to kids who really look up to us,” Carpenter said. “Anything we can do to help is just what we are here to do.”

To celebrate the upcoming NFL season, after-school programs were encouraged to submit their application for the NFL PLAY 60 After-School Kickoff grant, demonstrating their commitment to youth health and wellness by submitting essays on their after-school’s game plan for teaching students the importance of physical education and nutrition.

For more information on NFL PLAY 60 visit nflrush.com/play60 or follow NFL PLAY 60 on Facebook at Facebook/NFLPLAY60 or Twitter at @NFLPLAY60.

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Fred Jackson and Pat Kaleta team up for PUCCS

Posted by buffalobills.com on February 25, 2015 – 3:58 pm

Buffalo Bills Fred Jackson and Buffalo Sabres Pat Kaleta are teaming up for PUCCS (Program for Understanding Childhood Concussion and Stroke).

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Here are some of the events taking place this week –

Wednesday, February 25 – 7p-8p

Autograph signing session with Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills and Pat Kaleta of the Buffalo Sabres
Tony Walker Center – Shoe Department
5110 Main Street, Williamsville
This is the first time Fred and Pat have done an autograph session together.

Thursday, February 26 – PUCCS Concussion Awareness Night at the Sabres & Text to Donate Campaign
Distribution of PUCCS concussion awareness cards
Fred Jackson, Dr. Elad Levy and Dr. Renee Reynolds will be at First Niagara Center to help promote concussion awareness and risk reduction

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Text to Donate Campaign begins with everyone encouraged to text to donate to PUCCS

Donations will be used to conduct baseline testing clinics in the inner city for student athletes at risk for concussions, and expand the educational outreach of PUCCS.  Anyone texting a donation of $25 or more will be entered into a drawing for some autographed sports memorabilia (including a Jackson jersey and a Kaleta jersey).  Donors just need to text the phrase 1HIT to 41444 and follow the instructions on their phone.

 

Friday, February 27 – Starpoint Central Health and Wellness Fair – distribution of concussion awareness and risk reduction information to students and faculty

 

Sunday, March 1 – 10% Event at Tony Walker Center – 12n-5pm

Mention PUCCS at the checkout and shoppers get 10% off their purchase and Tony Walker will make a donation of 10% of your purchase total to PUCCS.

 

Help support this great cause!  For more information visit puccs.org.


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Rex Ryan appearance at Auto Show

Posted by buffalobills.com on February 6, 2015 – 3:46 pm

Rex Ryan made an appearance at the Buffalo Auto Show on Thursday.  He greeted Bills fans and signed autographs.

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The Auto Show will be celebrating “One Buffalo” all week with various Buffalo sports stars.  Rex appeared with members of the Buffalo Bandits and was outfitted in One Buffalo gear.

Former Buffalo Bills LB Darryl Talley will be signing autographs and greeting fans on Saturday, February 7 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Commemorative t-shirts, designed by former Buffalo Bills teammate Mike Hamby, will be for sale with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Talley’s battles against depression and other mental illnesses.

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Rex Ryan, Talley, Bennett to attend Auto Show

Posted by buffalobills.com on February 4, 2015 – 12:40 pm

This year’s Buffalo Auto Show that takes place at the Buffalo Convention center from February 5 to February 8, 2015 will celebrate One Buffalo and the sports teams that unify our city. The Buffalo Bills will be well represented with various appearances at the event.

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Head Coach Rex Ryan will be in attendance Thursday, February 5 from 6 – 7 p.m.

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Former Buffalo Bills LB Darryl Talley will be signing autographs and greeting fans on Saturday, February 7 from 5 – 6:30 p.m.   Commemorative t-shirts to raise money for Darryl Talley will be for sale.  The t-shirt was designed by former Buffalo Bills and teammate Mike Hamby and 100% of the proceeds will go to Talley.

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For more details about the show, visit buffaloautoshow.com.


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Campbell’s “Tackling Hunger” results

Posted by buffalobills.com on January 28, 2015 – 4:35 pm

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The Bills and Campbell’s® Chunky soup, along with Tops Friendly Markets announced the results of the “Tackling Hunger with the Buffalo Bills” program for the 2014 season today at a press conference inside the Food Bank of Western New York.  For every tackle the Bills recorded during the 2014 season Campbell’s® Chunky soup donated 20 cans of soup to the food banks to help close the nutrition gap among families need.

With the Bills defense recording over 960 tackles, more than 19,500 cans of soup were donated to the following food banks:

Food Bank of Western New York
Rochester Foodlink
Food Bank of Central New York
Food Bank of the Southern Tier

For more information please visit buffalobills.com/tackletracker.

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Dareus grants hometown holiday wishes

Posted by Buffalo Bills on January 7, 2015 – 11:10 am

In partnership with the nonprofit Together Assisting People (TAP), Bills DT Marcell Dareus and former Alabama teammate and DB for the Rams Mark Barron filled the Christmas wishlists of 20 families in the Birmingham and Mobile communities.

Dubbed “The Marcell Dareus and Mark Barron Christmas Wish List Holiday Giveback,” contestants were asked to repost a flyer Dareus put on Twitter and Instagram, and write a short message about why they deserved to be a winner. In the end, winners received $500 for Christmas for a total of $10,000 given to hardworking families who deserved a break on Christmas. Since both Dareus and Barron were still mid-season during the holidays, their family members helped deliver the good news and prizes.

“I know what it feels like to go without during this time, so I wanted to make sure to do whatever I could to
lighten the load of families who deserved a break during this time,” said Dareus.

“TAP’s mission is to prepare athletes to be successful in life outside of athletics and this holiday giveback
provided an awesome opportunity for Dareus and Barron to do just that,” said TAP’s founder Chris Rogers.

“This blessing from you all made it possible for my boys to wake up on Christmas morning with a smile on their face that lit up a room. I am truly and forever grateful for being chosen as a recipient for the #MDChristmaswish,” said Ms. Shell, one of the recipients of the prizes.


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First ever PPK Championship Weekend a success

Posted by Buffalo Bills 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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Five Bills to sign autographs for a cause Wed.

Posted by Buffalo Bills on December 16, 2014 – 5:07 pm

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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 Buffalo Bills 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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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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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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Final two Section V Coach of the Week winners announced

Posted by Buffalo Bills 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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Critical Need for Blood Following Storm

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 21, 2014 – 1:27 pm

Unyts urges WNY to donate blood for local patients in local hospitals

After being forced to cancel blood drives this week due to the storm, Unyts is urging the community to donate blood TODAY. Demand at our local hospitals has increased and a strong turnout by donors is critical to ensure we have blood available for patients in the WNY community. To make an appointment, call 512-7940 or visit http://www.unyts.org and click on Give Blood.

Blood Drives TODAY, November 21st
Eastern Hills Mall Donation Center
4545 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY
7am-2pm

Medlab, Inc.
600 Cayuga Rd
Cheektowaga, NY
2-6pm

Blood Drives TOMORROW, November 22nd
Eastern Hills Mall Donation Center
4545 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY
7am-3pm

Erie County Auto Bureau
2122 George Urban Blvd.
Depew, NY
8:30am-12:30pm

Tonawanda Donation Center
96 Niagara Street
Tonawanda, NY
7am-3pm

Blood Drives Monday, November 24th
Eastern Hills Mall Donation Center
4545 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
10am-8pm

Southgate Plaza Donation Center
1000 Union Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
10am-8pm

Tonawanda Donation Center
96 Niagara Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150
10am-8pm

Blood Drives Tuesday, November 25th

Tonawanda Donation Center
96 Niagara Street
Tonawanda, NY
10am-8pm

Unyts Donation Center
110 Broadway
Buffalo, NY
10am-4pm

 

There will also be a blood drive at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 2nd.  Click for details.15282247615937085079


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Marrone earns Salute to Service nomination

Posted by Buffalo Bills on November 12, 2014 – 10:41 am

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The NFL and USAA announced the nominees for the fourth annual Salute to Service Award, and head coach Doug Marrone received the Bills nomination.

In his second year with the Buffalo Bills, Head Coach Doug Marrone continues to stand out in his military outreach efforts. Marrone and his wife Helen have worked extensively over the past three years with Clear Path for Veterans in Syracuse, NY. Clear Path provides a necessary platform for active duty, veterans, and military members to find a grassroots, caring community of support and resources.

“Coach Marrone, along with his wife Helen have been with us since the beginning and have continually made time for the veterans and their families who live in our community,” said Melissa Spicer, Cofounder and President of Clear Path for Veterans. “Each year, Doug and Helen host an annual Red, White and Blue BBQ that brings together all members of our community and they continually support us throughout the year. While many national organizations bring broader recognition of military support, Doug has quietly worked within his upstate community providing unconditional support and compassion giving depth to the words ‘support our troops.'”

This past summer, Marrone welcomed veterans and their families from the Clear Path organization to Bills Training Camp at St. John Fisher College to enjoy practice from the Community Relations Hospitality Tent.

For the Salute to Service Award, teams nominated players, coaches, personnel and alumni who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community.

Finalists for the Salute to Service Award will be announced in January, and the winner will be recognized at the “4th Annual NFL Honors” awards show in Arizona on NBC on Saturday, Jan. 31, the night before Super Bowl XLIX.

The Salute to Service Award is part of the NFL and USAA’s year-long commitment to recognize and honor the military community. Culminating in November with the NFL’s Salute to Service campaign, for every point scored during the NFL’s 32 designated Salute to Service games, the league donates $100 to each of its three core, military non-profit partners – the Pat Tillman Foundation, USO and Wounded Warrior Project® – for a total of $300 per point.

2014 SALUTE TO SERVICE TEAM NOMINEES

TEAM NOMINEE
Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald Jr. (WR)
Atlanta Falcons Joe Hawley (C)
Baltimore Ravens Morgan Cox  (LS)
Buffalo Bills Doug Marrone (Head Coach)
Carolina Panthers Ron Rivera (Head Coach)
Chicago Bears Jared Allen  (DE)
Cincinnati Bengals John Sawyer (VP/Board Member)
Cleveland Browns Alex Mack (C)
Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
Denver Broncos Ben Garland (G)
Green Bay Packers Tom Bakken (Assistant Equipment Manager)
Houston Texans J.J. Watt (DE)
Indianapolis Colts Pat McAfee (P)
Jacksonville Jaguars Roy Miller (DT)
Kansas City Chiefs Derrick Johnson (LB)
Miami Dolphins Lousaka Polite (Former FB)
Minnesota Vikings Jeff Locke (P)
New Orleans Saints Jimmy Graham (TE)
New York Giants Tom Coughlin (Head Coach)
New York Jets Robert Wood Johnson IV (Owner)
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