Laura with Russo from 97Rock
Also, this event is a big one for the Jills with several members of the squad in attendance signing autographs, selling off their calendars, and posing for lots of pics. But this year's event went a little further than previous years...joining the Jills at the show were several members of the Buffalo Bandettes dance team. Throughout the event, I did some catching up with the Jills, whom I haven't seen in 2 months and some even longer, as well as get plenty of photos of both the Jills and the Bandettes.
Lisa, Beth, Melissa, and Jaclyn
Noelle, Murissa, Jessica H, Chrissy, and Meghan
See all the photos of all the girls at http://buffaloprocheerbuffalojills.shutterfly.com/pictures/24292
Of course no big appearance by the Jills would be complete without a dance performance by members of the squad.
We also have a bit of news to share from the Jills as captains and co-captains have been announced. With Eileen's retirement from the squad, a vacancy at captain opened up and filling that slot, joining Omarlla and Christina as a dance captain, will be 6th year vet Valerie. Also, after going through 2010 without dance co-captains, the slots have been filled for 2011 with girls with a wide range if experience. 5th year vet Lisa, 3rd year vet Loren, and last year's rookie of the year Natalie will be the co-captains for this year's dance units. On the Ambassador Squad, Keisha returns as captain and joining her as her co-captain in 2011 will be fellow 5th year vet Laura.
Also, if you have a set of golf clubs, make sure to take Monday, August 1st off from work for the 9th Annual Buffalo Jills Golf Tournament to be held at Westwood Country Club in Williamsville. Full details will be available at a later date but expect lots of raffle prizes and games to be played throughout the course of the day which will include lunch, dinner, and a great dance performance by the 2011-2012 Buffalo Jills.
Of course the 2011-2012 Buffalo Jills squad, with the exception of the aforementioned captains, has yet to be selected and tryouts start April 10th at the Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse with the Open Workshop for all interested in trying out for the squad. Get all the details at http://buffalojills.net/Article.asp?id=2098800
Coming up next for the Bandettes, they'll be back at HSBC Arena this Saturday night as the now playoff-bound Buffalo Bandits look to improve their seeding in the playoffs as they play host to the Washington Stealth. Joining them at halftime will be the Jr Bandettes who the Bandettes have been working with to get ready for the performance.