Although this past weekend was the bye weekend for our Bills players, linebacker Arthur Moats and wide receiver Ruvell Martin gave back to the Rochester community by hosting the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Rochester at Rochester's Blue Cross Arena for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus morning performance.
"It was a lot of fun," said Bills wide receiver Ruvell Martin. "It's been a couple of weeks since we have been in Rochester, so it was good to be back and spend some time with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program."
Upon arrival, the group and their families met performers from the circus program, and even had a chance to try on the authentic costumes.
"They brought out the costumes and let us try them on," said Martin. "We had fun with it, and took pictures with the kids. It was fun to see the history behind that circus and how long it's been around."
The Bills players were able to stand in the actual ring with children from Big Brothers/Big Sisters during the pre-performance. Memories created during this experience will stay with the players and children for a lifetime.
"Meeting those kids is what's going to last for a lifetime," said the Bills wide receiver. "(It was great) to be part of that, to talk to them, and to let them see us. Now they know that we are just regular people and like to have fun too, which I'm sure goes a long way for them and means a lot for us."