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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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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 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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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 Anna Stolzenburg 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)
Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders Foundation
Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders
Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Polamalu (S)
St. Louis Rams Jeff Fisher (Head Coach)
San Diego Chargers Nick Hardwick (C)
Seattle Seahawks Dan Quinn (Defensive Coordinator)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vincent Jackson (WR)
Washington Redskins Darrel Young (FB)

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Red Jacket takes Section V Coach of the Week

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on November 6, 2014 – 4:47 pm

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The Section V Coach of the Week in the 9th week of the program is head coach Marc Vitticore of Red Jacket High School in Shortsville, NY. His team defeated Bishop Kearney 50-14 to remain unbeaten with nine wins. For that big playoff win, the Bills and the New York National Guard are honoring Vitticore with this week’s Section V Coach of the Week Award.

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, Vitticore 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.

Congratulations to Coach Vitticore!


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Section V Coach of the Week: W. Irondequioit HS

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on November 3, 2014 – 1:37 pm

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Last week’s Section V Coach of the Week is Dan Fichter of West Irondequoit High School.  On Friday, October 24, his team beat Canandaigua Academy 28 to 14 to remain in the Section V playoffs and improve to a 4-3 record on the season. For that big playoff win, the Bills and the New York National Guard are honoring Fichter with this week’s Section V Coach of the Week Award.

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, Fichter 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.

Congratulations to Coach Fichter!


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Electronic Recycling Drive Saturday

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 29, 2014 – 10:56 am

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REMINDER: Bring your old TVs, computers, cell phones and other electronic devices to Ralph Wilson Stadium on Saturday, November 1st between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to be recycled safely.

You can bring your items to the Fieldhouse Lot, located off Big Tree Road near the ADPRO Sports Training Center.

We’ll unload your equipment for you, and the event will take place rain, snow or shine. You’ll also receive a special Bills Store coupon with your drop off.

For more info visit: buffalobills.com/electronicrecycling.


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Section V Coach of the Week hits milestone win

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on October 23, 2014 – 2:11 pm

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The Leroy High School Oatkan Knights beat the Perry High School Mustangs 45-6 last Friday night to solidify their number one seed in the upcoming Class C playoffs. With that victory, Leroy improved to an undefeated 7-0 record, and head coach Brian Moran recorded his milestone 200th win. For that big win on both the personal and team levels, the Bills and the New York National Guard are honoring Moran with this week’s Section V Coach of the Week Award.

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, Moran 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.

Congratulations to Coach Moran!

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Section V Coach of the Week: Greece Athena

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on October 15, 2014 – 5:24 pm

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With only three days to prepare a new quarterback after the starting quarterback was injured, Head Coach Rob Cerone led the Greece Athena High School football team to a victory over Brockport High School last Friday, October 10. Greece Athena improved to an impressive 5-1 record. For that big win, the Bills and the New York National Guard are honoring Cerone with this week’s Section V Coach of the Week Award.

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, Cerone 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.

Congratulations to Coach Cerone!


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Sunday’s gameday giveaways

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 10, 2014 – 10:49 am

Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots has a 1:00 p.m. kickoff. Fans through the gates will receive a commemorative t-shirt and an ECMC and ADPRO Sports Billieve Yowie® rallywear.  Other pregame festivities include Stampede performance at 12:30 p.m., a special pregame ceremony at 12:40 p.m. and Buffalo’s own Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls singing the National Anthem.

Fans are encouraged to get to their seats early to enjoy all of the pregame events.

Players model the many uses of the Billieve Yowie® rallywear promoting Breast Cancer Awareness:

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Aquinas wins Section V Coach of the Week

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on October 10, 2014 – 10:44 am

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In a battle of two of the top teams in Class AA of Section V, the Aquinas Institute Little Irish beat the Pittsford Panthers 16-13 last Saturday, October 4. For that big win, the Bills and the New York National Guard are honoring Aquinas’ Head Coach Chris Battaglia with this week’s Section V Coach of the Week Award.

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, Battaglia 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 and CEO 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.

Congratulations to Coach Battaglia!


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American Dairy Association Hometown Grants

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 7, 2014 – 3:27 pm

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On Tuesday Buffalo Bills Line Backer Keith Rivers visited PS 79 Pfc. William J. Grabiarz School of Excellence in Buffalo to announce that the Buffalo Bills and the American Dairy Association are offering two $5,000 grants:  One to a Buffalo Public School and one to a school district in Erie or Niagara County to further implement Fuel Up To Play 60 activities, and host a Fuel Up to Play 60 activity station assembly.

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The American Dairy Association & NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program provides schools with a playbook of physical fitness and nutrition strategies to help them tackle growing rates of childhood obesity. Schools participate in challenges to earn points and earn eligibility for prizes and grant money.  To learn more about the Hometown Grants or to apply, visit www.adadc.com or click here.

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Bills honor Hispanic Heritage Award winner

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on September 21, 2014 – 12:15 pm

The Buffalo Bills honored Dr. Tamara Alsace as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award during today’s pregame festivities.

The NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) have partnered for the fourth annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2014 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.  The award recognizes Alsace’s contributions in the Western New York region.

Dr. Alsace is a native Buffalonian and the proud daughter of Dominican parents. As the descendant of grandparents born in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Martinique – who all connected in Santo Domingo, she is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the aspects of Hispanic culture, as well as recognizing it’s unique qualities. Dr. Alsace is a bilingual educator who has devoted her career to ensuring equitable educational opportunities for emergent bilingual learners from around the world. She is currently the Director of Multilingual Education for the Buffalo Public Schools, serves on the boards of several local and statewide not-for-profits, and is Secretary of the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York, Inc.

Each award recipient was granted $2,000 to donate to an organization that serves the local Hispanic community, and Alsace chose the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York.

The NFL will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month during weeks 3 and 4 of the season. A national spotlight will be shined on the NFL’s celebration during Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football.


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Meet Brandon Spikes at the Buffalo Zoo

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on September 18, 2014 – 3:03 pm

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The Buffalo Zoo will host a special meet and greet with Bills linebacker and animal-lover Brandon Spikes this Saturday, September 20, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Spikes is partnering with the Zoo to chair their Adopt an Animal program, featuring a North American porcupine that the Zoo has renamed “Spikes” in his honor.

The Zoo will offer a special adoption package through the 2014-2015 football season, highlighted by Spikes the porcupine. The Adopt an Animal program helps to pay for food for the animals throughout the year.


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Thousands run the 50 Yard Finish

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on June 29, 2014 – 1:40 pm

The second annual 50 Yard Finish half marathon and 5k was a success this weekend as thousands of runners finished across the charging buffalo at midfield at Ralph Wilson Stadium. There were a record number of runners this year.

It was a warm but beautiful morning, and fans of all ages had a blast on the same field their favorite Bills play on in the fall, including this dad below who finished the half marathon Kelly Tough.

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A Billiever for life wins Father’s Day contest

Posted by buffalobills.com on June 15, 2014 – 3:38 pm

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Congratulations to the winner of the Atwal Father’s Day contest, Mike Glorioso who shared his story of his favorite Bills memory with his son.  Mike won an invitation for four to Bills practice where he will meet Coach Marrone and a $1,000 gift certificate from Atwal Eye Care.

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I attended every home game with my son (now 9 years old) but one game really stood out. One drive really. It was the Carolina game and we were down by 6 with under two to go. Carolina had the ball deep in Bills territory.

 Lots of fans in our section were leaving and my son asked why. I said that they don’t think the Bills would pull it off and without hesitation he said “What? We have EJ. We’re going to march down and win.” Well the panthers go on 4th and inches. We stop them and get the ball with a long way to go. From the first play of the drive to the TD he knew this game was ours.

He was right and when they scored we were all jumping up and down, I knew we had a little billiever for life! I don’t think I ever saw him so happy and I loved seeing the raw faith he had in his Bills.

 

Check out some fan submissions in the photo gallery.


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