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Bills Daily Charge – June 23

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on June 23, 2011 – 9:27 am


DAILY REPORT
Countdown to Bills new Uniform Unveiling – 1 day!!

— Uniform Launch Event Details: 
The Buffalo Bills will officially introduce their new uniforms for the 2011 National Football League season at a special Uniform Launch event presented by Reebok at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Friday, June 24, 2011.  The new uniforms will incorporate the Bills storied history while keeping the team’s signature charging buffalo logo. The Bills last made a change to their primary uniform prior to the 2002 season.

The Bills Fun Zone and event entry by Stadium gate 3 will open at 5:45 p.m. and includes complimentary fan photos with social media component, interactive football-themed games, Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders, Billy Buffalo, Bills partner giveaways, reduced concessions pricing, and more.

In addition, a special screening of the box office hit movie, The Blind Side, rated PG-13, was chosen by fans on the Bills Facebook page, facebook.com/BuffaloBills, and will be shown on the Bills scoreboard.  The movie will begin 45 minutes after the Uniform Launch event concludes.  Fans are invited to bring blankets and watch the movie from the field or sit in the lower seating bowl to enjoy the movie.  The Bills 2010 highlight video will also be shown after the unveiling.

The event will also be streamed live on Buffalobills.com beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Images will also be available on the Bills media website buffalobills.com/media beginning at 7:15 p.m.

Complimentary tickets for the Uniform Launch event are available in person at select Verizon Wireless locations in Buffalo and Rochester, all Erie County M&T Bank branches, and at the Ralph Wilson Stadium ticket office.  For a list of the Verizon Wireless and M&T Bank ticket locations, visit buffalobills.com.  Tickets are also available online at ticketmaster.com.  Season ticket holders were previously sent information regarding their ticket options. There is a limit of six (6) tickets per person.

— The Buffalo Bills will host a Red Cross Blood Drive Friday in the Paul Maguire Club at Ralph Wilson Stadium from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.  97 Rock’s DJ Jickster will host a Live radio remote from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and the following appearances are scheduled throughout the day, Billy Buffalo:  12:00 – 1:00 PM and the Buffalo Jills:   11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:00 – 4:00 PM, 5:00 – 6:00 PM.  All presenting donors will receive a free Buffalo Bills and American Red Cross t-shirt, tickets to the Buffalo Bills Uniform Unveiling later that evening and will be entered in drawings for many great prizes. Donors will also be offered a free 2010 version of the Buffalo Bills home (navy) or away (white) jersey. Free parking (Lot A) and refreshments will be available. Walk-ins are welcome. Photo I.D. is required. You must be at least 17 years of age to donate or 16 years old with parental consent. 

— Verizon Wireless is running a Text To Win contest—for your chance to win a new Buffalo Bills jersey, text ‘UNIFORM’ to 64621.  The contest runs through Friday, June 24th at 8 PM.

DAILY LINKS
BuffaloBills.com –
Untold uniform stories: Fergie behind helmet color change

BuffaloBills.com – Bills Uniform Launch event information

Buffalo News – Jim Kelly & Booker Edgerson will be among those participating in Friday’s event

Buffalo News – Jerry Sullivan says it’s time for Cookie Gilchrist to join the Wall of Fame

Alabama Press-Register – Antonio Coleman living his dream in the NFL and host second annual football camp

Audio/Video Links  
103.3 The Edge – Russ Brandon joins the Shredd & Ragan Show (Wednesday, June 22)

WGR550 – Russ Brandon on WGR550 (Thursday, June 23)

WIVB – American Red Cross & Bills host a blood drive at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Friday

Kiss 98.5Russ Brandon talks with Janet and Nick

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Fergie helped by helmet change?, Pulling a player’s leg, Open mesh jerseys short lived, Bills blood drive Friday

ProFootballTalk – The story behind the Bills’ red helmets

QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Bills CEO Russ Brandon on the Uniform Launch Event tomorrow night —  We are excited about it.  It has been about an 18-month long process.  I think people will be really excited about it.  We’ve got a lot going on tomorrow night.  Right now we have distributed over 17,000 tickets so I think people are pretty stoked about it.  The parking lots open at 4:30. The gates will open at 5:45 pm.  We have a lot of interactive games and events for kids and families.” 

NOTES AND NUMBERS
Uniform Fact of the Day
The Bills introduced their blue throwback jersey, with white helmet featuring a standing buffalo in 2005 and have worn the uniform 11 times in the regular season—9/11/05 vs. Houston (W, 22-7); 9/18/05 at Tampa  Bay (L, 19-3); 9/24/06 vs. NY Jets (L, 28-20); 12/3/06 vs. San Diego (L, 24-21); 10/8/07 vs. Dallas (L, 25-24); 12/9/07 vs. Miami (W, 38-17); 9/21/08 vs. Oakland (W, 24-23); 11/30/08 vs. San Diego (L, 3-10); 11/29/09 vs. Miami (W, 31-14); 10/3/10 vs. NY Jets (L, 38-14); 11/28/10 vs. Pittsburgh (L, 19-16 OT).

PHOTO OF THE DAY

The Bills introduced the throwback jersey in 2005 and have worn it for two regular season games each year except 2009 when they only wore it once.


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