Our Buffalo Pro Cheer Photo of The Week comes from last week's Kid's Day preseason game at the Ralph. Prior to heading out for pregame, several of the Jills posed for a few photos under the tarp that covers the tunnel area. Shown in this week's photo are Kelly, Jenny, Gina, and Beth. We introduced you to Kelly last week but Jenny is the last, but far from least, rookie to introduce. Over the years, we've had a few girls travel long distances to make it to practice 2 nights a week but Jenny tops all but one of them with a whopping 2 1/2 hour drive from Syracuse. The only one that beats her drove from Pittsburgh as an Ambassador with fewer practices. She also quit the squad before the games even started. Thankfully, Jenny's more devoted to sticking with the squad despite the drive. Luckily, she also has family in the Buffalo area if she feels the need to so that will be a big help to her. Gina is in her 2nd year on the squad but made a change this season. After winning the Rookie Ambassador of The Year award, she won't be looking to unseat Alyssa as the Ambassador of the Year as Gina, after joining the dancers on the field in Toronto last year, is a dancer on Christina's line this season. Beth is one of the non-traditional rookies on the squad this year. Even though she's a true Jills rookie like Jenny and Kelly, I have a hard time thinking of her as a rookie after over 4 1/2 seasons on the Bandettes.
Our Bandettes Photo Of The Week comes from last year's Open Practice held at what is now called the First Niagara Center. Shown posing for a photo are Chelsea, Kirsten, Noelle, and Jessica H. The 4 of them all have different levels of experience with 2, 3, 1, and 4 years respectively. Kirsten finished the season as a captain after serving as co-captain most of the season. Jessica plans to retire unfortunately and we'll have to see about Chelsea and Noelle when tryouts come up, with an announcement expected soon on when those will happen.
Our BvB featured player is Stephanie S, shown in a photo taken in 2001 at the 103.3 The Edge Tailgate Party, who spent 1999-2001 on the sidelines at the Ralph. I was actually kind of surprised to see her registered and wasn't even sure it was the same girl until Danielle told me it was her. Unfortunately, Danielle also told me she won't be playing afterall. Hopefully though, we'll see this blonde music teacher on September 10th at Sweet Home High rooting on Amanda, Dana, and Desiree as they compete against the Brunettes as the Blondes try to capture their first win of the series. You can donate to the BvB through Stephanie at http://bvbbuffalo2011.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=475491&lis=1&kntae475491=2ECC788687CA4A67931FA8E680511618&supId=329172482 or any of the players at http://bvbbuffalo2011.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=475491&lis=1&kntae475491=2947EE3512424A3E9130802BA91AA84E