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Fans call the pick in M&T Bank Draft Day Challenge

Posted Apr 10, 2012

Five winners get exclusive visit with the newest Buffalo Bill

Orchard Park, N.Y.- The Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank are partnering for the  sixth annual M&T Bank Draft Day Challenge—a contest where fans predict the Bills first selection of the NFL Draft.

Fans who correctly guess the Bills first NFL Draft pick will be entered to win a prize package. Five winners selected at random will receive:

  • An exclusive “meet and greet” with the top draft pick
  • A private tour of the Buffalo Bills facilities
  • An autographed Buffalo Bills helmet

Fans can visit www.facebook.com/mybillscard through April 26 to make their prediction. The new Facebook page will provide Bills fans with excusive content, contests and promotions—starting with the Draft Day Challenge. The contest is open to legal residents 13 and older, residing in Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

“The sixth annual Bills M&T Draft Day Challenge is one of our most anticipated, fan engaging contests,” said Bruce Popko, Bills senior vice president of business development. “With last year’s record breaking participation numbers, the contest still remains a fan favorite, and we are always excited to work with M&T on exclusive interactive opportunities for Bills fans.”

“Our very active, long-standing partnership with the Buffalo Bills provides unique opportunities for our customers to engage and interact with the team in programs and experiences for fans and for the broader Buffalo community,” said Peter Eliopoulos, Chief Marketing Officer, M&T Bank.

Last year, Shane Prouty of Orchard Park, NY, Diane McNamara of Grand Island, NY, Kevin McLaughlin of Byron, NY, Seth Maser of Herkimer, NY and AnnMarie Grant of Schenectady, NY were chosen at random from a pool of 2,029 fans correctly predicting defensive lineman Marcell Dareus as the Bills first pick. There were 12,681 total contest entries.

M&T Bank is the official bank of the Buffalo Bills. The partnership includes naming rights to the M&T Bank Club at Ralph Wilson Stadium and exclusive rights to offer specially designed Bills checks and debit cards.