1. How Tre White remembers his roots
Although it’s just his second season in the NFL, Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White has been making the most of his opportunity. Not only does he do what he can to help his team on the field, White goes the extra mile to make a difference off it. One way he does so is by taking trips back to his native Shreveport, Louisiana to see the city and people that shaped his life.
This offseason, White hosted his first annual youth football camp in his hometown at his alma mater, Green Oaks High School. The event, which brought in upwards of 500 kids, was just one example of how White remembers his roots. Recently, he also made good on a promise by donating new gear to the Green Oaks basketball players and coaches.
“I stay true to my people, always will,” said White about the heartfelt gesture on his Twitter.
*2. Thomas & Girgensons link up for a cause *
Nothing says One Buffalo like Bills Legend Thurman Thomas and current Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons spending a day golfing together.
While the just idea of the iconic duo stepping onto the course together is enough to make any Buffalo sports fan want to pick up their clubs, on Tuesday it became a reality. The pair linked up at the Buffalo Sabres Foundation Golf Tournament, where they spent the afternoon supporting a good cause.
After the fun-filled event, which featured a number of Sabres players, coaches, alumni and broadcast personalities, Thomas and Girgensons took to social media to reflect on the day.
3. Bills celebrate unity by honoring Buffalo’s heroes
This year, on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, the Buffalo Bills paid special visits to the Buffalo Police and Buffalo Fire Departments. While Bills players Jerry Hughes, Jason Croom, Taiwan Jones, Corey Bojorquez and Vlad Ducasse spent the evening serving dinner to area firefighters at Buffalo Fire Department Engine 31, their teammates including, Lorenzo Alexander, Micah Hyde, Dion Dawkins and Reid Ferguson, spent time with local police officers.
The group participated in police ride-alongs, where they were able to get to know members of the Buffalo Police Department’s Neighborhood Engagement Team. Kicking off at the Belle Center, the Bills were met by Mayor Byron Brown for a short presentation before the ride-alongs began. As they made their way around town, the Bills stopped at local youth football practices where they shared words of advice with the aspiring athletes.
To cap the unforgettable evening, the Bills and police officers returned to the Belle Center to participate in activities with kids from the organization and from the Buffalo Police Athletic League.