The Buffalo Bills held an exclusive Season Ticket Holder Draft Day Party, the first of its kind, presented by Bud Light today at Ralph Wilson Stadium from 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Over 5,000 Bills Season Ticket Holders were able to experience the excitement of draft day in person at the stadium, personally visit with several current and former Bills players, test their football skills in a myriad of fun drills on the field, learn first-hand the fan voting results for the 50th Anniversary All-Time Team, tour the Bills locker room, and much more.
"We created this new draft day party to thank our season ticket holders for all of their support during the past 50 years and to get them excited about the season ahead," said Marc Honan, Bills senior vice president of broadcasting and marketing. "We take great pride in connecting with our fans and providing new value to the Bills experience with each new season. This Draft Day Party is just the beginning of a very special 50th Anniversary year for the Buffalo Bills."
Time Warner Cable held a draft day contest where fans sent their draft questions in advance to Paul Posluzny. There were 50 winners that won the opportunity to watch the Bills Draft with Posluzny in the Time Warner Cable Business Class Club, and have their questions answered by him in person.
Upon seeing the swarm of fans at the Draft Day Party, Poszluzny stated, "It's great to see such a nice turnout by the fans!"
The Draft Day Party for Season Ticket Holders was very well received by the fans.
Rob Miles, 32, and Bridgett Miles 31, of Addison, NY said, "We drove 130 miles to see the locker room! The Bills organization proved to be fan-friendly with a free event in these hard economic times."
"The event was well organized, family friendly and a lasting experience for the kids," said Mark Jakubik, 39, West Seneca.
Dave Bailey, 52, Grand Island, NY said, "We really enjoyed the locker room, the opportunity to see the helmets and where the players prepared for battle."
Bills partners supported the Bills Draft Day Party with fun and unique promotions and giveaways. Bud Light was the title sponsor and gave away prizes to fans in a tailgate toss tournament competition. M&T Bank asked fans to vote for their favorite Bills 50th Season check card design. Perry's Ice Cream provided sampling of their new flavor for the Bills 50th Season, called "Rockpile to the Ralph."
Additionally, Tim Horton's provided samples of their famous coffee. Tops sampled brownies, pretzels and chips to go with the Bison Chip Dip. Verizon Wireless rolled out their new online game for fans, "So you think you know Donte Whitner" and gave away prizes. And, Ticketmaster gave out information on NFL Exchange, a ticket exchange and sales platform.