It was party time on Tuesday for nearly 50 special children and the Buffalo Bills Toyota Rookie Club at the Eastern Hills Mall in Williamsville.
The 2009 Buffalo Bills Toyota Rookie Club (First-year players on the roster and practice squad) played video games, hung out and visited with almost 50 pediatric cancer patients from Camp Good Days and Special Times. The party was funded by the Brian Moorman PUNT Foundation and Moorman himself also joined in the fun.
The Toyota Rookie Club is designed to encourage the franchise's newest players to get involved in and learn about the Western New York community. As a group, all rookies participate in at least one monthly community event during the season.
Toyota Rookie Club members include offensive linemen Eric Wood, Andy Levitre and Nick Hennessey, defensive backs Jairus Byrd, Cary Harris and Ellis Lankster, defensive end Aaron Maybin, linebackers Nic Harris and Ashlee Palmer, long snapper Garrison Sanborn and tight end Shawn Nelson. For more information, visit the community page on www.buffalobills.com.
In 2004 Brian Moorman and his wife, Amber founded Brian Moorman's PUNT Foundation to make a difference in the lives of children in Western New York who face life threatening illnesses. The mission of the PUNT Foundation is to provide children affected by cancer and their families with the opportunities and support to enjoy the life they fight so hard for. The Foundation provides assistance, valuable family-centered programs and events designed to enrich their lives, and provide them with unique, memorable opportunities.
For more information on the PUNT Foundation, visit www.brianmoorman.org.