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Bills Alumni Association announce new officers


The Buffalo Bills Alumni Association has announced a new slate of officers and the former players were elected for two-year terms for 2011 and 2012.

Bills Wall of Famer and two-time AFL Championship cornerback Booker Edgerson was re-elected as president, and the Bills Alumni Association plans to continue supporting the Western New York community with a 2011 focus on the Wounded Warrior Project.

"We want to continue the good work that we have been doing in our community these many years," said Edgerson. "There are a lot of groups and charities who we support who do not receive a lot of attention and we will continue to help them.  This year we are excited and proud to support real American heroes with the Wounded Warrior Project."

The 2011-2012 Bills Alumni officers are:

President – BOOKER EDGERSON (Bills Wall of Fame cornerback, 1962-1969)
Vice President – WILL FOWLER (Bills halfback, 1960-1961)
Treasurer – CHARLEY FERGUSON (Bills wide receiver, 1963-1969)
Assistant Treasurer – JOHN WITKOWSKI (Detroit quarterback, 1984, 1988)
Recording Secretary – DAVID WHITE (Bills linebacker, 1995-1996)
Corresponding Secretary – ED RUTKOWSKI (Bills wide receiver/QB, 1963-1968)
Ombudsman - HILTON CRAWFORD (Bills safety, 1969)

The Bills Alumni Foundation selected the Wounded Warriors Project as their major recipient for the funds that are raised from their annual Weekend of Events.

"We want to do our part to demonstrate to these heroes how much we value and support what they have done for us and our country," said Edgerson.

The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service members, to help severely injured men and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. To learn more, visit

The Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation was founded in 1999 and is comprised of past Bills players that have left an imprint on society during their football careers and want to continue molding society in a positive manner.  Not only have they changed the game, but they have touched and shaped Buffalo as we know it today.  For more information on the Bills Alumni Association and their Weekend of Events, visit

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