Joanie DeKoker has been a valued Buffalo Bills Season Ticket Member since 2000. A dedicated Bills fan, DeKoker prides herself on attending both home and away games. Celebrating a milestone in her Bills history, the Bills vs. Patriots game on Oct. 30 marked DeKoker’s 100th consecutive game.
Reflecting on the fond memories she’s made throughout the years, DeKoker recalls Buffalo’s first Super Bowl (XXV) appearance as her favorite.
“I went to all of the Super Bowls—all four Super Bowls with my sister,” said DeKoker. “The first one that was my very first Super Bowl ever…you’re just so excited for all those four or five days—you’re just so excited to be there. I remember walking down the street going toward the stadium and the team bus just passed. That was so exciting…the whole Super Bowl experience was so much fun.”
Over the years, DeKoker has enjoyed watching several Bills players take the field. Her all-time favorite Bill is quarterback Daryle Lamonica and her current favorite is cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
“My favorite person is Daryle Lamonica because he’s the one that got me into football,” said DeKoker. “I love the way he threw the long bomb. He’s known as the ‘Mad Bomber’ and I just thought it was so exciting.”
For DeKoker, an important part of game days at New Era Field is the tailgate.
“It’s really the tailgate,” said DeKoker. “Just being around everybody that has the same common interest. We all love the Bills. We all love the city of Buffalo and most of us grew up here. Just the comradery we have at the tailgate.”
In addition to the game day experience, DeKoker has come to enjoy the perks associated with her membership. Her favorite is the Bills Bucks Card.
The Buffalo Bills would like to thank Joanie for her many years of being a loyal Bills Season Ticket Member and our second Season Ticket Member of the Game for the month of October. In addition to Joanie being selected as a Season Ticket Member of the Game, she received two pregame on-field passes to the Bills versus Patriots game on Oct. 30, a club seat upgrade, an autographed football, and select 2016 Bills merchandise.
If you would like to nominate a Season Ticket Member of the Game, email us the account number, name, and the reason for your nomination to Tickets@bills.nfl.net. Please use the subject line, “STM of the Game Nomination.”
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