The 12th Annual spring meeting between the Monday Quarterback Club (MQC) and the Buffalo Bills Booster Club took place at Ralph Wilson Stadium (RWS) on April 30th.
Speaking at the meeting were Russ Brandon, Bills general manager and chief operating officer, Dick Jauron, Bills head coach, Mark Kelso, Buffalo Bills Radio Network color analyst, Chris Kelsay, Bills defensive end and Chris Fischetti, Bills assistant athletic trainer.
Brandon, Jauron and Kelso individually shared their thoughts on the recent NFL Draft and their thoughts on the current Bills squad. Excited members of the two clubs and their guests were able to ask questions and interact with Brandon, Jauron and Kelso in a comfortable, small theatre-type setting. Answers to questions regarding the draft, free agency, and prospects for the upcoming season were all detailed for this special group of MQC and Bills Booster fans. A common theme of character and chemistry were among the important topics of discussion shared by Brandon, Jauron and Kelso.
Fischetti also introduced Kelsay as the recent recipient of the Ed Block Courage award. Kelsay showed his unique and impressive silver helmet trophy to the fans, and discussed some of his special thoughts regarding the award. Kelsay was one of only 32 winners in the NFL to receive the prestigious award for his perseverance and comeback from injury to make an impact on the field.
The MQC also hosted a pre-meeting cocktail and dinner hour in the Paul Maguire Club at RWS. Bills Alumni Association president Booker Edgerson, and Bills management were in attendance to welcome and speak to members. Following the dinner, the MQC members joined the Bills Boosters Club in the M&T Bank Club for their collaborative spring meeting.
The Monday Quarterback Club was founded by area community leaders in 1960 as an organization of business people that works to support the Bills and professional football in Western New York. The Club hosts luncheons and several special events throughout the year. All programs feature a prominent guest speaker and provide an up-close look at the Bills. Those interested in joining the Monday Quarterback Club should call 693-3807 or visit the web site at www.mondayqbc.com.
The Buffalo Bills Booster Club, Inc. is comprised of "die-hard" Bills fans. Membership provides an opportunity to meet Bills players, coaches, media, and fellow Bills fans. The Booster Club also participates in community activities. Bills related news posts can be found on their blog at http://billsboosters.wordpress.com/. Blog comments and enthusiasm for the team are encouraged. Information on joining the Bills Booster Club can be obtained by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: Membership. Written inquiries can be mailed to: Buffalo Bills Booster Club, Inc., PO Box 732, Kenmore, NY 14217.