Stephon Gilmore keeps his promise to give back to the community


Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore is all about giving back to the community.

For the past four years, Gilmore has participated in the Bills Player and Coach Community Season Ticket Donation Program.

"It is very important to give back to the community," Gilmore said. "I told myself growing up that if I ever get the opportunity to make it in football I would give back to the community.  I am blessed to be in this position so that's one thing I wanted to do."

Gilmore is donating tickets to the Boys & Girls Club. Gilmore grew up in Rock Hill, S.C. and was a member of the organization as a child. Today, as a professional football player, Gilmore wants to give current club members something extra to look forward to during the week.

"I always wanted to do something for the Boys & Girls Club because I grew up going to it and I always wanted to give back to the organization," Gilmore said. "I like to help as many people as I can.

Stephon Gilmore, LeSean McCoy and 13 other Bills will participate in the program this year and they have donated a total of 320 season tickets (this breaks down to 3,200 tickets)! Some of the agencies who will receive tickets for this program include United Way, Carly's Club, ALS Foundation, Kids Escaping Drugs, SPCA, Buffalo Public Schools and various Boys & Girls Clubs within Western New York.

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