1.The McDermotts spend the afternoon at Oishei Children’s Hospital
Head Coach Sean McDermott and his wife, Jamie visited patients at Oishei Children’s Hospital on May 16. The pair traveled around the hospital distributing blankets made by the Bills Women’s Association, as well as bears and merchandise. McDermott even had the opportunity to play a round of Candy Land with a young patient.
2. Alexander pays visit to local school
Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander joined United Way of Buffalo Erie County and EVERFI executives to celebrate Harvey Austin School students’ engagement in the Character Playbook program. Character Playbook is a digital education program, presented by the NFL and United Way, that aims to teach students about healthy relationships.
“I really enjoy the partnership we have established with The Character Playbook initiative,” Bills Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. “To have the opportunity to encourage young people to be respectful, honest and engaging by sharing my story and what I’ve learned is a blessing.”
3. White’s first annual football camp
Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White is on a mission to host the largest football camp Shreveport, Louisiana has seen yet. Children ages eight through 16 are invited to join White and some of his NFL friends for a free football camp on June 2. Participants will be given the opportunity to learn skills from a key player on Buffalo’s secondary. Check out White’s social media pages to learn more.
4. Kelly Tough 12K was a huge success
Hundreds of people came to the ADPRO Sports Training Center on Friday, May 18, for the Kelly Tough 12K. The entire Kelly family and fans joined together to run and walk for a great cause. Proceeds from the event benefit the Hunter’s Hope foundation, a foundation that aims to raise awareness and funding for a cure for Krabbe disease and other Leukodystrophies, as well as newborn screening.
5. Buffalo Bills staff clean up Cazenovia park
On May 17, Buffalo Bills employees spent their morning cleaning up Cazenovia park in South Buffalo.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Olmsted Parks, a nonprofit organization that aims to promote, preserve, restore, enhance and maintain parks and parkways throughout Buffalo. Buffalo Bills staff and Olmstead parks workers joined together to landscape and prepare the park for the summer season.
6. WNY Educators, apply for an NFL Flag Kit!
The Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative, sponsored by American Dairy Association, aims to encourage kids to play for 60 minutes a day. Throughout the year, events and initiatives are held centered around to teach children healthy habits. Thanks to Fuel Up to Play 60 and NFL Flag Football, educators in Western New York can now apply for free NFL Flag Football-In-School Kits. These kits include footballs, flag belts, kicking tees, certificates and more that will be great for PE classes or after-school programs.
If interested, apply here.