—Play 60 Ultimate Field Day Recap: The Buffalo Bills held the second annual Play 60 Ultimate Field Day at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Saturday with the participation of 29 players. Young fans were able fulfill their dream of playing football with their favorite Bills players. The Play 60 Ultimate Field Day included multiple interactive football-themed activity stations – manned by Bills players and staff – which encourage children to reach the recommended goal of at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Drills included a running back station, a punt catching/punt return station, a wide receiver station, and several others. In addition to the activity stations, the day’s festivities included a tour of the gameday locker room, player autographs, a National Football League Hall of Fame exhibit, souvenir photo opportunities, an airbrush tattoo station and I.D. cards for children courtesy of the Erie County Sheriff’s Department. Several corporations throughout Western New York came together to help make Saturday’s event possible, including BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, The American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Delaware North Companies, New Era Cap Company, Gatorade, PODS, Kiss 98.5, Perry’s Ice Cream, Doodle Bugs! Children’s Centers, End Zone Collectibles, Jim Kelly Football Camp and New York State’s 529 College Savings Program.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
MARY OWEN, Bills Executive Vice President/Strategic Planning on the Bills’ involvement in Play 60:
“The Play 60 Ultimate Field Day has quickly become one of our most important and enjoyable events of the year, and we are proud to be able to offer it once again at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bills and the NFL feel strongly about the need for children to get 60 minutes of exercise each day, and we hope the Ultimate Field Day will help them in achieving this goal.”
—Mandatory Minicamp Begins Tomorrow: The Buffalo Bills will hold their 2013 mandatory minicamp from Tuesday, June 11 – Thursday, June 13 at One Bills Drive.
—2013 Training Camp: The Buffalo Bills will open its 2013 Training Camp at St. John Fisher College on Sunday, July 28th with a 6:10 pm practice. The complete 2013 Training Camp schedule and fan-related information can be found at: BuffaloBills.com
—School Fundraising Opportunity: The Buffalo Bills are offering a special fundraising opportunity for local schools. Schools in Buffalo, Rochester and Southern Ontario will have the opportunity to sell tickets for the Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings Kids Day Game on August 16 at Ralph Wilson Stadium for just $20.00. For every $20.00 ticket sold, $5.00 will go back to the school. Schools interested in participating in the fundraising effort can contact Sara Beth Fisher at 716-312-8917 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Kids Day Game will feature youth-themed tailgating, an exclusive gameday giveaway, interactive games, face painting, Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders, Billy Buffalo, as well as post-game fireworks.
—Fifty Yard Finish: On Saturday, June 29, participants can take part in a half marathon, 5k or kids 1-mile run that will begin at Ralph Wilson Stadium, continue through the village and town of Orchard Park and finish at the 50 yard line on the field. Follow along with buffalobills.com journalist Hannah Buehler as she trains with Bills Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Liburd for the race. Details can be found here: Fifty Yard Finish Details
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