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Bills alumni to help their own

Posted by Chris Brown on February 17, 2010 – 7:13 pm

Members of the Buffalo Bills Alumni Chapter will be out in full force in support of one of their own who is battling heart and kidney disease.

A special fundraiser for former Buffalo Bills FB, Wayne Patrick will be a part of a Spring Collectors Show to be held on Sunday, Feb. 21, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road in Depew, NY. Admission/Donation is $3.00 and all kids are FREE.

The 63- year old former Bills fullback has been battling heart and kidney diseases and has accumulated medical expenses that far exceed his health and medical coverage for such treatments of his diseases.

Wayne Patrick, who was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals, signed as a free agent with the Bills in 1968. The big fullback was the first blocking back for O J Simpson. Patrick played for five seasons with the Bills, then went to the Boston Patriots and finished his pro football career in the World Football League.

Following his playing days, Patrick came back to Western New York where he raised his family. He worked at Delphi – Harrison in Lockport for 27- years until he retired. Wayne and his wife Mary reside in Amherst and have four children and two grandchildren.

To show their support for their fellow Bills Alumnus, several of the former Bills players will be on hand at the Sports Collectible Show to sign autographs for a fee of with all the proceeds from the autograph signing going directly to help defray the costs of Wayne Patrick’s medical expenses.

Bills Alumni scheduled to appear for the special autograph signing are as follows:
11:00am – Al Bemiller, Adam Lingner and David White
12:00pm – Charley Ferguson, Ken Jones and Marlo Perry
1:00pm – Ed Rutkowski, Jeff Nixon and Booker Edgerson


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