Reena, Stacy, and Eileen
Jaclyn, Emily (Birthday girl!), and Jill
Coming off a trip to rainy Jamaica to work on their annual calendar, the Jills went right back to work Tuesday night with an Open Practice for some of the fans. The Jills started their practice a bit earlier than usual to get ready and before long, several small fans showed up to learn a routine and watch the practice. After captains Omarlla, Eileen, and Christina led everyone in some stretching exercises, the squad worked with the girls to teach them a sideline routine. After the girls showed their parents and the fans what they learned, the Jills put on a little performance with a few sideline routines and a game performance they've been working on since the squad was put together.
In addition, we finally got to meet the rest of the rookies who hadn't been in attendance at the Friday and Saturday Draft parties held by the Bills to welcome Amanda V, Morgan, Taryn, Reena, and Sarah S to the squad as well as welcome Stacy and Brianne back to the squad after a 2 year absence.
If you missed this open practice, there will be plenty of opportunity to make up for it with the NCCC Cheerleading Camp on July 11-15...details can be found at http://buffalojills.net/Article.asp?id=1780371&spid=34534
There's also another Open Practice in the planning stages for sometime this fall.
Coming up next for the Jills, they have the Bills Open Practice on Saturday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. There will be members of the Ambassador squad at each of the 2 gates that will be open for entrance at 2pm to greet the fans before the dance squad takes the field for the 1st time this year at 3pm to put on a big performance for the fans in attendance.
There's also a series of smaller appearances coming up including the M.A.S.H. Bash for the Buffalo Red Cross on Friday night...details at http://www.buffaloredcross.org/Bash.html
There will also be a pair of Jills at the West Valley-Ellicottville Alumni football game on June 12th at West Valley High School in West Valley, NY. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and children with a 2pm kickoff.