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Touchdown for Teachers

The Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank announced a new "Touchdown for Teachers" program where teachers are honored for their outstanding service to their schools and communities.

During the November 29th Buffalo Bills home game vs. the Miami Dolphins five (5) selected finalists will receive: 
     • Two (2) tickets to the Bills home game on November 29th
     • Official in-game recognition on-field during pre-game festivities on November 29th
     • An official Buffalo Bills game ball

The "Touchdown for Teachers" grand prize winner will be announced at the November 29th game and will receive an in-class visit from a Buffalo Bills team member.

Honorees are chosen based on their amount of involvement in the school or community, degree of positive impact on the school or community and their demonstrated commitment to education.  Honorees must be nominated and the application forms are due no later than Friday, November 6, 2009.  All honorees will be notified no later than Monday, November 16, 2009.

"The Touchdown for Teachers program is a great opportunity to nominate and recognize the outstanding individuals in our region that teach our children," said Bruce Popko, Bills senior vice president of business development. "This unique and positive recognition program is something that the Bills and M&T Bank are proud to partner on, and we expect to receive many Touchdown for Teachers applications!"

"Community involvement has always been important to M&T Bank and this program allows us to partner with the Buffalo Bills to recognize leaders in education," said Peter J. Eliopoulos, chief marketing officer for M&T Bank. "Touchdowns for Teachers give students, parents, and school officials a fun and exciting way to honor teachers."

All nomination forms and applications are available at M&T Bank and may be mailed to the Buffalo Bills at One Bills Drive, Orchard Park, NY 14127 or faxed to 716.312.8603. For more information and to print a copy of the Touchdown for Teachers Application, please go to under the promotions section at:

M&T Bank, founded in 1856, is one of the top 20 largest U.S. commercial bank holding companies, with approximately $69 billion in assets.  M&T Bank operates more than 800 branches and 1,900 ATM's in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit

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