Buffalo Bills staff and members of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy took part in a full-staff volunteer day at Delaware Park today to help restore a section of the park near the corner of Forest Avenue and Rumsey Road.
Bills staff members left their Orchard Park offices to assist in the effort by planting trees, laying gravel, repainting a park shelter, safety surfacing the area and making various other improvements to the setting.
"Today's effort is a continuation of the Bills' and the NFL's PLAY 60 mission, which encourages America's youth to be physically active for at least 60 minutes each day," said Mary Owen, Buffalo Bills Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning. "We are strong believers that when provided with safe and fun places to play, youth are more likely to get out and maintain an active lifestyle. We're thankful to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy for working with us to see this project through, as well as to our Buffalo Bills staff who volunteered their time today."
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy continually aims to improve the community's parks system and relies on the support of events like today's.
"We simply cannot do all that we do without people's generous support of donations and time," said Brian Dold, Landscape Architect for the Conservancy. "We are glad to have had an opportunity today to have improved an important section of Buffalo's parks, and are grateful to the Buffalo Bills for the time they put in to today's endeavor."