Hauschka’s special serenade
Special teamers kicker Stephen Hauschka, punter Colton Schmidt and long snapper Reid Ferguson made a few lucky fans’ holiday better by spending Dec. 25 at the Oishei Children’s Hospital. The group visited with children throughout the hospital.
When visiting with one of the patients, Hauschka decided the best way to spread some cheer was with a song. Though singing might not be Haushka’s best talent, the serenade left the whole group smiling.
It was a White Christmas
No matter where he is, cornerback Tre’Davious White, always figures out a way to give back to all those in his hometown that helped him get to where he is today. White gave families in need gifts for the holiday, and FaceTimed the group to give a warm message.
“This is what it’s all about,” stated White. “I’m blessed to be able to give back to them.”
Families thank Wood for a lasting holiday memory
Last week, center Eric Wood took over 50 children who were going through a tough time, shopping for gifts for their friends and family. An event he hosts annually through the Eric Wood Fund, Wood and the children both found meaning in the evening.
“It’s a special deal,” stated Wood. “A night that they deserve [and] a chance for us to give back.”
After spending the night shopping for others instead of themselves and their families, many of the children and families took the time to write Wood handwritten thank you notes.
An article on the Buffalo News highlighted several notes that will warm your heart this cold season.
“Basketball game in sporting goods, 6’6 linebackers riding pink bikes down the aisles?!” stated Jordy Kotowski in a letter to Wood. “That was what was happening on [Dec. 18]. It was a chance for our kids to be just that…kids. But they [Eric Wood and teammates] had the chance to be normal and act like kids, too.”
“Many know Eric as a touch center of our beloved Buffalo Bills. What they may not know about is his tremendous soft spot for kids dealing with illness and the families that support them,” stated equally as thankful parent Tammy Olejniczak. “Having athletes like Eric show support and compassion is part of the silver lining we do our best to focus on.”
To read some more of the kind notes, click here.
Get your votes in for Yarbrough
There is still time to help defensive end Eddie Yarbrough get to Hollywood! Vote for Yarbrough for Sports Illustrated’s Most Valuable Performer. Yarbrough is competing against players from several other NFL teams for a chance to showcase his unique ukulele talent in front of a panel of judges.
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