Obviously, the big thing right now is tryouts. The Open Workshop to be held this Sunday is closed to the public but the tryout session on April 5th is open to the public for a cost of $5. It takes place from 1pm til about 4pm...depending on the number of participants...at the Town Ballroom on Main Street in downtown Buffalo. This round of tryouts will include the 1st round of cuts of the dancers in which prospective dancers will show off their dancing ability with a routine they'll learn at this Sunday's Open Workshop. There will be a few celebrity judges for this event including Bills DE Chris Kelsay and BullRadio's own Rich Gaenzler. This will also be the 2nd round of cuts for the Ambassadors and you'll get a chance to see some of the young ladies who'll be found inside the Fieldhouse and at the 97Rock and 103.3 The Edge tailgate parties prior to all Bills home games this fall.
After that, you'll get to meet some of the 2009-2010 Buffalo Jills squad if you're a Bills season ticket holder at the Buffalo Bills Draft party at the Stadium. This event includes an announcement of the Buffalo Bills All-time team, selected by the fans, behind the scenes tours, and live 2009 NFL Draft Coverage. You'll also meet member of the current Buffalo Bills team, Billy Buffalo, local celebrities, and the Buffalo Jills who will pose for pictures and perform at the event.
On May 2nd, 2 events will be taking place at which you'll be able to meet some of the Jills. Unfortunately, the Buffalo Men's Show has been cancelled due to a lack of booth sign-ups and we hope that will change for next year. It was a pretty popular event last year and the Hamburg Agri-Center was packed most of the day. One of the events that is taking place is a meet-and-greet at Tioga Downs Racing and Entertainment. Meet some of the Jills and get photos with them from 4pm-7pm. On May 2nd AND 3rd, Hearthstone Manor plays host to the Buffalo Pizza-Fest, an event in which you can indulge your taste buds with the finest pizza in Western NY and indulge your eyes with some of Buffalo's hottest women, namely, the Buffalo Jills. There's lots going on at the Pizza Fest so visit http://thebuffalopizzafest.com/ for full details.
May 16th is the biggest event coming up soon for the 2009 Jills...it's the Buffalo Jills Congratulatory Party to be held at Club Paradise in Blasdell, NY. The event includes raffles, a hot dance performance, and a rookie initiation. At last year's event, Jickster tested 10 Jills rookies on a variety of Bills trivia. The best part is that they weren't all easy questions and challenged the most diehard Bills fans. The event starts at 9pm and runs til midnight but you must be 21 or over to attend (unless you're on the squad, obviously).
The Buffalo Jills hit the high seas from May 25th-29th on Carnival's Imagination as they work on shooting the 2009-2010 Buffalo Jills Swimsuit calendar. They'll be visiting Key west and Cozumel as part of this 4-night cruise and having a blast while shooting their calendar. To go along and see some of the making of the Swimsuit Calendar, get all the details at http://buffalojills.net/appearances/details.php?recordID=3
On June 13th, the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center plays host to Buffalo's Biggest 80s Bash. Listen to some of the greatest music of the 80s including performances by That 80s Hair Band and a great mix of tunes by some local DJs, play arcade games, and a lot more. But the biggest part will be an appearance by some of the Buffalo Jills. In addition to partying along with everyone else, they'll be putting on a hot 80s style dance performance. Get more info and ticket details at http://www.80sbash.com/ Last year, Jennifer, Lisa, Kristin B, Jenica, Jamie, Amelina, and Anna were there thrilling the crowds.
July 20th is the day for all golfers to take a vacation day as Fox Valley Country Club in Lancaster plays host to the 7th Annual Buffalo Jills Golf Tournament. The $125 fee includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, dinner, and entertainment by the Buffalo Jills. Also included in the day's festivities are raffles, a poker run, and contests with some great prizes. You can even bid to take a Jill along with your group for the day. Get all the details at http://buffalojills.net/appearances/details.php?recordID=9
On August 8th, Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr and all-time sack leader Bruce Smith will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. As part of the 50th Anniversary of the AFL, the Bills Hall of Famers won't be the only Bills in Canton that weekend as the NFL selected the Bills and the Titans, the only 2 teams still with the same owner since they helped found the AFL, to face off in the Hall of Fame game in Fawcett Stadium at 8pm on August 9th. As part of that game and festivities, see the Buffalo Jills and the Tennessee Titans cheerleaders together.
Finally, the last update we have at this time is dealing with the Buffalo Jills Swimsuit Calendar Release party. September 26th is the date and Club Paradise is the place as the 2009 Buffalo Jills engage in a swimsuit fashion show, a series of hot dance performances, and pose for photos and sign calendars for the fans as well as sell raffle tickets for lots of great prizes.
Stay tuned to www.buffalojills.net and the Buffalo Pro Cheer Blog for all your Jills news and updates on upcoming appearances.