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Bills Life: It's time for another Zay Jones challenge!

Posted Feb 22, 2018

In this week's article, check out how you can be a part of Zay Jones' latest challenge, who tied the knot last weekend and what other Bills players are doing this offseason.

It’s time for another Zay Jones challenge!

Bills wide receiver Zay Jones is competing in a fundraising battle against his friend to help raise awareness and money for a cause near and dear to his heart. Though he already exceeded his goal within four hours, let’s help Jones make a difference for the Aces for Autism foundation. Aces for Autism is a non-profit treatment and education center that helps provide doctors with resources to help individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Jones has been involved with the foundation since college when a mentor introduced him to the cause. For more information on how you can get involved, see below or click here

When Jones isn’t helping raise awareness on autism research, he’s out cheering on local youth basketball teams. Jones attended the women’s Panama High School vs. Lancaster High School basketball game on Feb. 20. Following the game, Jones signed autographs and took pictures with fans.

“It was such a great time,” stated Jones. “It was great to watch them compete...the game came down to the last second. It was a fun atmosphere and to see how much I made them happy, they reciprocated that to me. It was such a blessing to be around them.”

I do times two!

Bills weddings are in full swing this offseason. On Feb. 17, safety Jordan Poyer and wide receiver Jordan Matthews each exchanged vows with their favorite leading ladies.

Poyer married his best friend, Rachel Bush, in Jamaica surrounded by family, friends and even some fellow teammates.

Matthews exchanged vows with Washington Spirit soccer player Cheyna Williams. Following the ceremony, Matthews led family and friends in a night filled with dancing.  

Buffalo local wins gold

Buffalo was well represented at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Buffalo native and Buffalo Beauts captain, Emily Pfalzer, won a gold medal with fellow teammates on the USA Women’s Hockey team. The team beat Canada in a shootout, ending the 20-year Olympic gold medal drought.

School is in session for T2 and Patrick DiMarco

The NFL is hosting its annual NFL Business Academy conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan next week and two Bills players will be in attendance. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor and fullback Patrick DiMarco will each have the opportunity to take classes on business management and entrepreneurship. The NFL Business Academy allows former and current players to gain valuable experience from experts in several different fields.

“It gives you a lot of things you don’t get exposed to as a player,” stated Director of Player Engagement and Alumni Marlon Kerner. “It puts you in the seat to be more knowledgeable in some areas. It’s a good jump start on terms they might not be used to hearing.”

It’s time to vote… for the Pro Football Hall of Fame

What better place to relive all the memorable football moments from over the years than at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio? Featuring legendary Bills such as wide receiver Andre Reed, defensive end Bruce Smith, running back Thurman Thomas and Founding Owner Ralph Wilson, Jr., this sports destination is up for the nation’s Best Attraction for Sports Fans on USA Today and needs your votes. To weigh in on the poll, click here.

Bills players still bonding in the offseason

Bills Team Chaplin Len Vanden Bos accompanied several bills players including quarterback Nathan Peterman, fullback Patrick DiMarco, tackle Jordan Mills and fullback Mike Tolbert to a conference this past week. The group had the opportunity to discuss religious beliefs among peers from across the NFL.