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50-50 raffle winner from Bills-Dolphins game announced

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

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

Congratulations, Kim!

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


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50-50 raffle winner from Bills-Steelers game announced

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

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

Congratulations, Joseph!

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

 


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50-50 raffle winner from Bills-Jaguars game announced

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

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

Congratulations, Marie!

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


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Bills custom cleats now available on NFL Auction

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

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

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

To bid now and show your support, click here.


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Game-worn jerseys available on Salute to Service auction

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

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

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

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

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

To bid now, click here.

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


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Bills launch Salute to Service auction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To bid now, click here.

ABOUT THE BUFFALO BILLS FOUNDATION

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

 

 


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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on November 1, 2016 – 4:51 pm

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The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2016, 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.

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The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week is Mike Sarratori, head coach of the Dunkirk Marauders. On Friday, Oct. 28, Dunkirk took on Lackawanna on the road in the Class B Semifinals. The Marauders proved dominant throughout the game, securing a 38-8 win over the Steelers. Leading the way for the Marauders on offense was senior running back Alton Ingram who managed 161 yards rushing on 23 carries and two touchdowns. On defense, senior defensive back Tyreek Buchanan-Ruiz picked off Lackawanna quarterback Dominic Wright. The win propels Dunkirk to 7-2 on the season. The next stop for the Marauders will be the Section VI Class B Championship, where they will take on Cheektowaga at New Era Field on Saturday, Nov. 5.

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The Rochester Region Coach of the Week is Dennis Greco, head coach of the East Rochester Bombers. The No.1 ranked Bombers took on No. 4 Bath in the Section V Class C Semifinals on Saturday, Oct. 29. In a close contest, East Rochester came away with a 14-8 victory over Bath to advance to 9-0 on the 2016 campaign. On offense, running back Cameron Cleveland delivered for the Bombers with 171 yards rushing on 39 carries for two touchdowns. On defense, Corey Chiccino accumulated 20 tackles on the game. The Bombers will move on to the Section V Class C Championship game against Bishop Kearney on Saturday, Nov. 5.

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. All Coach of the Week winners will receive $1,000 for their high school football program and will be recognized on-field prior to the Bills vs. Browns game on December 18. 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 High School Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 25, 2016 – 2:20 pm

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The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2016, 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.

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The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week for Week 8 is Adam Tardif, head coach of the Lackawanna Steelers. On Friday, October 21, Lackawanna traveled to Medina/Webber to take on the top-ranked Mustangs. Coming into the Class B playoff contest, the Mustangs were favored. Pulling off an upset, the Steelers defeated the Mustangs 16-8. For the Steelers, junior wide receiver/ cornerback London Smith compiled two touchdowns receptions, seven tackles and an interception. With the win, the Steelers will advance to the next round of the 2016 Section VI Class B playoffs against the Dunkirk Marauders.

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The Rochester Region Coach of the Week for Week 8 is Eddie Long, head coach of the Bishop Kearney Kings. On Saturday, October 22, Bishop Kearney secured a big win over the Marcus Whitman Wildcats. The Class C playoff game resulted in a final score of 30-7 with the undefeated Kings coming out on top. Leading the way for Bishop Kearney on offense was senior halfback Dahmir Pross, who had 22 carries for 176 yards rushing and two touchdowns. On defense JaKarri Buckner recorded eight tackles on the game. The victory will propel the 8-0 Kings to the next round of the Section V playoffs against the Attica Blue Devils.

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. All Coach of the Week winners will receive $1,000 for their high school football program and will be recognized on-field prior to the Bills vs. Browns game on December 18. 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 High School Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 19, 2016 – 6:39 pm

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The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2016, 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.

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The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week for Week 7 is Mike Fatta, head coach of the Cheektowaga Warriors. On Friday, Oct. 14, Cheektowaga took on rival Maryvale at home. Coming into the contest, both teams were undefeated at 6-0. After a hard fought game on both sides, Cheektowaga came away with a 34-26 victory over Maryvale in overtime to propel the Warriors to a perfect 7-0 on the season. Leading the way for the Warriors on offense was senior quarterback Eric Bartnik who put up 178 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, and another 345 yards passing for two touchdowns. On defense junior cornerback Alekzander Bryant put the game away when he intercepted Maryvale on a critical fourth down in OT. The Warriors, who have now clinched the B West Division title, will host Burgard for a playoff game on Friday, Oct. 21.

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The Rochester Region Coach of the Week for Week 7 is Brennan Briggs, head coach of the Batavia Blue Devils. On Friday, Oct. 14 the Blue Devils traveled to Clyde-Savannah for a non-conference matchup. After a scoreless first half, the game went into triple-overtime. In the end, Batavia came out on top defeating Clyde-Savannah 40-34. With the win, the Blue Devils are 7-0 for the second consecutive season. Leading the way for the Blue Devils on offense was sophomore running back Ray Leach who compiled four rushing touchdowns on the night. On defense, junior defensive tackle Anthony Ray finished the game with eight tackles and a sack. Batavia’s next contest is set for Friday, Oct. 21 at home against University Prep.

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. All Coach of the Week winners will receive $1,000 for their high school football program and will be recognized on-field prior to the Bills vs. Browns game on December 18. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!

 


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Game-worn jerseys now available on Billieve Auction

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 18, 2016 – 4:23 pm

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Bills fans, there’s still time to bid on special game-worn and autographed pink merchandise at the Buffalo Bills Foundation Billieve Auction held on Bills Experience!

In addition to autographed items, including cleats, footballs, and signage, game-worn jerseys from the Bills vs. 49ers Week 6 matchup are now up for bid. The jerseys available include, center Eric Wood, linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, linebacker Preston Brown, safety Aaron Williams and linebacker Jerry Hughes.

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A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Buffalo Bills Foundation and will be designated to breast cancer related charities.

Bids can only be made on Bills Experience, which is available on Bills Mobile/My One Buffalo App. The auction will close on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. ET.

To bid now, click here.

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


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Bills & ADPRO Sports High School Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 12, 2016 – 8:03 pm

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The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2016, 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.

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The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week for Week 6 is Glenn Graham, head coach of the Cleveland Hill Golden Eagles. On Saturday, October 8, the Golden Eagles took on the Medina/Webber Mustangs at home. Coming into the contest, Cleveland Hill of Class C was ranked 10th in New York State and Medina/Webber of Class B was ranked 14th in the state. The matchup proved to be a low scoring defensive battle with Cleveland Hill coming out on top with a final score of 8-6. Leading the way for the Golden Eagles on defense were senior defensive lineman Nathan Pawlowski and junior defensive end Manny Al-Hemyari, who were each credited with two sacks on the game. On offense, senior quarterback Tyler Phillips put up 63 yards rushing and a touchdown. Cleveland Hill’s next game is set for Saturday, October 15 at Kennedy High School.

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The Rochester Region Coach of the Week for Week 6 is Joe Marchand, head coach of CG Finney high school Falcons. On Saturday, October 8 the Falcons took on the Pembroke Dragons on the road. Coming into the contest, the Falcons were undefeated at 5-0. After a complete team effort, the Falcons defeated the Dragons 35-13 to propel CG Finney to 6-0 on the season. On offense, running back Cameron Odom put up 155 yards rushing for two touchdowns to put the Falcons in position to win the game. On defense, Maalik Thomas contributed with nine tackles. The Falcons will take on Alexander on the road on Friday, October 14 for the team’s next matchup.

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 Wednesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. All Coach of the Week winners will receive $1,000 for their high school football program and will be recognized on-field prior to the Bills vs. Browns game on December 18. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!


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Bills launch limited-edition Color Rush Auction benefiting The Bills Foundation

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 5, 2016 – 8:58 am

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In conjunction with the National Football League’s Color Rush campaign, the Bills wore all red uniforms for the second time in the team’s history.

For the first time ever, the Bills will make available game worn Color Rush jerseys from WR Sammy Watkins and LB Jerry Hughes, in addition to a limited number of autographed cleats from QB Tyrod Taylor, G Richie Incognito and WR Sammy Watkins.

The auction is hosted on Bills Experience, available only on the Bills Mobile or My One Buffalo apps. Proceeds from the auction will benefit The Buffalo Bills Foundation.

The Color Rush uniform, designed by Nike, combines current and historic uniform colors and designs into one new uniform honoring the franchise and energizing the fan base. The NFL introduced a sampling of Color Rush uniforms, unveiled last season on Thursday Night Football, with the full lineup in 2016 for all 32 teams.

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


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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on September 21, 2016 – 2:31 pm

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The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2016, 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.

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The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week for Week 3 is Eric Valley, head coach of the Medina Mustangs. The Mustangs hosted the Alden Bulldogs on Friday,  September 16 for an important conference contest. Medina, led by senior running back Jake Cotter, defeated Alden 42-28. Cotter, who put up 133 yards rushing and one touchdown helped solidify Medina’s first win over Alden since 2007. Medina’s next game will take place at home on Friday, September 23 against Rochester’s University Prep.

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The Rochester Region Coach of the Week for Week 3 is Josh Henninger, head coach of Red Jacket. Taking on Attica at home, on Saturday, September 17, Red Jacket secured a 30-27 victory to keep the team undefeated at 3-0. Leading the way for his team on the ground was running back Andy English. Compiling 123 yards rushing and two touchdowns, English put Red Jacket in a position to win the game. Red Jacket’s next matchup is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 against Lyons.

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 Wednesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. All Coach of the Week winners will receive $1,000 for their high school football program and will be recognized on-field prior to the Bills vs. Browns game on December 18. 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 September 14, 2016 – 2:10 pm

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The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2016, 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.

The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week for Week 2 is Mike Alessi, head coach of the Eden/North Collins Raiders.  After low numbers caused the Eden Raiders to miss the 2015 season, Eden/North Collins is back and ready to compete. After coming off a short week, the Raiders took on the Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds on the road on Tuesday, September 6. The Raiders came away with a 21-15 victory over the Thunderbirds to propel the team to 1-1 on the season. Senior running back Owen Krouse led the team on the ground, putting up 122 yards rushing for 3 touchdowns.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week for Week 2 is Jeff Welch, head coach of Canandaigua Academy. On Saturday, September 10 Canandaigua hosted the West Irondequoit Eagles for a league matchup. Canandaigua proved dominant in the game, defeating the Eagles 42-21.  Led by quarterback Tanner Cooper, Canandaigua put together a fierce aerial attack, which included four big plays of 55 yards or more. The win keeps Canandaigua undefeated at 2-0.

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 Wednesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show.  All Coach of the Week winners will receive $1,000 for their high school football program and will be recognized on-field prior to the Bills vs. Browns game on December 18. 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 September 7, 2016 – 12:00 pm

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The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2016, 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 2016 high school football season the Bills and ADPRO 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.

Winning coaches will receive a $1,000 grant for their school’s football program, a framed certificate recognizing their accomplishment, and an invitation to join the Bills on-field December 18th for a pregame ceremony prior to kickoff against the Cleveland Browns. At the game, a High School Coach of the Year will be honored from each region, with those winners receiving an additional $1,000 for their football program.

The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week winner for Week One of the 2016 season is Jason Kolb, head coach of the Burgard Bulldogs. Burgard defeated the Pioneer Panthers by a score of 14-13. Dominic Prince scored both touchdowns for Burgard, rushing for 140 yards on 15 carries. Prince also made the game winning tackle, stopping Pioneer on a two-point conversion attempt in the fourth quarter to preserve the lead and victory for the Bulldogs.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week winner for Week One is Geoff Mandile, head coach of the Victor Blue Devils. Victor defeated the defending state champion Aquinas institute Little Irish by a score of 13-7. Clay Bleier and Chris Varone both scored touchdowns for the Blue Devils and Kordell Jackson led the way on defense for Victor with two interceptions.

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 Wednesday 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 to host free USA Football camp

Posted by Kelly Baker on July 25, 2016 – 5:43 pm

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This Saturday, July 30 the Buffalo Bills will be holding a free youth football camp at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The event, which opens at 9 a.m. and runs until 12 p.m., is one of six stops on USA Football’s 2016 Protection Tour. The camp will provide athletes and their parents with a fun and educational experience. This unique opportunity will engage participants with instruction on a variety of topics from USA Football’s Heads Up Football program, including healthy and safety.

Campers will also be joined by a special guest—Bills Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed.

For registration details, click here.


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Corey Graham to hold youth football camp

Posted by Kelly Baker on June 1, 2016 – 1:09 pm

Buffalo Bills safety Corey Graham will be holding a youth football camp during the month of June. For camp details, please see below.

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Graham’s youth football camp will be held on Saturday, June 11 at All High Stadium at Bennett High School in Buffalo, N.Y. The event is free of cost and those in 5th-12th grade are encouraged to register. Participants will be divided into two separate age groups, and will enjoy an exciting day with Graham as they work to learn football fundamentals. Campers will also have the chance to win trophies and a free signed jersey.

For registration information, please click here.

 


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Join Eric Wood’s Dinner for a Difference

Posted by Kelly Baker on May 23, 2016 – 2:14 pm

Bills Pro Bowl center Eric Wood will be hosting his Dinner for a Difference on Wednesday, June 1. The second annual event, will begin at 6:30 p.m. and consist of a cocktail reception, dinner and live and silent auctions. Held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Buffalo, the evening will benefit The Eric Wood Foundation. Created in 2014, The Eric Wood Foundation seeks to assist children in need in the Buffalo and Louisville, Ky. communities.

A dynamic force both on and off the field, Wood takes great pride in giving back in a variety of ways. Attendees will enjoy a fun-filled night with Wood, as he and and his fellow Buffalo Bills partake in serving their meals.

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For additional information on how to participate in Wood’s Dinner for a Difference, please click here.


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USA Football opens 2016 grants program

Posted by Kelly Baker on March 24, 2016 – 3:16 pm

On Monday, March 14, USA Football in partnership with the NFL Foundation officially launched the organization’s 2016 grants program. USA Football offers a variety of support for youth, middle school and high school football programs through grant opportunities for equipment, field building, disaster relief and AEDs. Grant distribution is contingent upon need, merit and overall participation with USA Football.

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In addition to the grants program, USA Football has several other initiatives including Heads Up Football and USA Football Month. The Buffalo Bills take an active role in supporting both campaigns. In 2015, the Bills worked with USA Football to assist 21 programs throughout the Western New York community by awarding uniform and equipment grants. Additionally, the Bills held a variety of events during the month of August to recognize USA Football Month.

USA Football will be accepting grant applications until Wednesday, April 20. Following the submission deadline, each request will be reviewed and awards will be announced in May.

For more information on USA Football’s 2016 grants program, please visit the organization’s website here.


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Bills statement on the passing of Brittany Burns

Posted by buffalobills.com on February 2, 2016 – 4:00 pm

The Buffalo Bills have issued the following statement on the passing of Brittany Burns, the fiancée of linebacker Tony Steward.

“The Buffalo Bills are saddened to learn about the passing of Brittany Burns, the fiancée of linebacker Tony Steward. From the day Brittany arrived in Buffalo with Tony, she was an active member in the community through the Buffalo Bills Women’s Association. Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to Tony Steward and the family of Brittany Burns during this most difficult time.”

For more information on Brittany and Tony’s ‘Fight Like a Girl Campaign’, click here.

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