Western New York football past and present will be celebrated at the first "Football Night in Buffalo" dinner on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at Lucarelli's Banquet Center in Lackawanna. The event is sponsored by the Buffalo Bills Alumni and the Monday Quarterback Club and will salute University at Buffalo head football coach Turner Gill and the "Buffalo Bills Pioneers" players who played for the team from its inception in 1960 through the clubs early years.
Former Buffalo Bills punter and linebacker and current ESPN college football analyst Paul Maguire, will be a featured speaker. Maguire is also a nominee on the Bills 50th Season All-Time Team for the punter position. The Bills are celebrating their 50 years by engaging fans in voting for the Bills All-Time Team. Fans can visit www.buffalobills.com to choose their own personal team and win great prizes.
The evening will kick off with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 7:00 p.m. and the program to follow dinner at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets for the event are $50 and can be purchased by mailing a check payable to: "Football Night In Buffalo" c/o Monday QB Club, P.O. Box 66, Orchard Park, NY 14127. Net proceeds from the event will be shared between the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation and UB Athletics.