Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Pics from the 2011 BvB Kickoff Party and Bachelorette Auction

The newly re-designed SoHo Burger Bar on Chippewa played host to the 3rd Annual Blondes Vs Brunettes Kickoff party getting everyone ready for the upcoming game being played September 10th at Sweet Home High School. On hand for part of the evening were a pair of rookie Buffalo Jills. Ambassador Squad members Shannon and Rebecca spent their time there selling 50-50 raffle tickets and posing for photos with a few fans as well as a few Jills alumni. The goal of the BvB organization, which has chapters all over the nation, is to help fund the Alzheimer's Association working to find a cure for the disease. As in past years, the rosters have plenty of women who used to spend Sundays cheering on the Bills on the sidelines at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Some of them who've signed up are, unfortunately, going to be unable to play this year due to various reasons but with the larger rosters this year of around 50 as opposed to 30 will help make up for their absence.

Tammy, Amanda F, Danielle, and Christina(not playing)
There were a pair of added surprises as first I saw 2006 Jills alumnus Christina B there for the event as well as another Jills alumnus as a player I was unaware of, bringing the total number of Jills alumni to 9 for this year. Blondes co-captain and Jills and Bandettes alumnus introduced me to Desiree, who only spent the summer of 2005 with the Jills and will be suiting up for the blondes in September. Even after such a short time on the squad, she's still thought of as an alumnus after having made the squad that year and appearing at that year's Uniform Unveiling Ceremony when the Bills showed off their Throwback uniforms at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Desiree and Danielle
Something new this year was the Bachelorette Auction in which several of the BvB players were auctioned off as dates to the highest bidders. 2nd year BvB player and longtime Buffalo Jills alumnus Jenn was one of those players who brought in about $2000 collectively for the BvB Organization. Jenn's date package included, among other things, a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls. Besides the fact that the lucky winner got a date with Jenn, the package was valued at over $1000.

Jenn with the lucky winner
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Coming up next, the Jills take the field at Ralph Wilson Stadium next Saturday night as the Bills host Paul Posluszny and the Jacksonville Jaguars in their annual Kid's Day preseason game. As part of the Kid's Day festivities that start at 3:30, you'll be able to meet members of the Buffalo Jills Ambassador Squad out in Lot C and see the Jr Jills join the the 2011 Buffalo Jills on the field for pregame.
The Blondes Vs Brunettes are now focused on practices leading up to the 3rd Annual Powderpuff football game coming up September 10th at Sweet Home High School in Amherst. Go to for all the details.

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