Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pictures from the 3rd Annual Blondes Vs Brunettes game with the Bandettes!

This year was the 3rd Annual meeting for the Blondes Vs Brunettes series in Buffalo and the fundraising for this event, which is focused on fighting Alzheimer's Disease, not only exceeded what had been raised in previous years, but far surpassed the goals that the organization set for this year. This year, as in years past, several Buffalo Jills alumni played in the game with 3 ladies taking the field for the Brunettes and 2 suiting up for the Blondes. Unfortunately, several alumni that had hoped to play this year couldn't make the practice requirements but their thoughts were with their teammates and they hope to suit up next year if at all possible.
Two injured blondes, including Jills and Bandettes alumnus Amanda F

Also, while she was suited up, Blondes co-captain Amanda F was unable to play due to injury but was there with her team the entire way and finished as the 2nd leading fundraiser among the Blondes. Like last year's game, the Brunettes prevailed with a 15-7 victory and following the game, both sides retired to the Ellicott Creek Fire Hall for a victory party where fans and players alike celebrated another hard-fought game.
Jenn and Tammy

Danielle coming down with a catch
Awards were handed out at the Victory Party and some Jills alumni took home a few including a few less than serious ones.

  • Most time on the turf-Brunettes-Danielle H
  • Highest fundraiser-Brunettes-Danielle H
  • Most time spent in front of a mirror-Brunettes-Jenn
  • Dirtiest player-Desiree
Jills alumni weren't the only ones by any means who were unable to play after registering to play so to help with that, the BvB organization will be working on getting some practice dates determined before registration is open for the 2012 game. See all the pics at and give special attention to the Jills alumni playing in this game.
  • Brunettes 18 Danielle H (1998-2002)
  • Brunettes 55 Jenn (1997-2004)
  • Brunettes 49 Tammy (1994,95,2002)
  • Blondes 1 Desiree (2005)
  • Blondes 35 Amanda F (2001-03)
Desiree and Amanda at the Victory Party
Ashley, Chelsea, Danielle, Amanda F, Noelle, Lauren S, and Kirsten

In previous years, the Buffalo Jills themselves were also involved on gameday but this year it was time for another pro squad to lend their support on the sidelines and the Buffalo Bandettes were more than up to the task. In total, 6 members of the NLL's premier dance squad were on hand cheering on the players and performing on the sidelines with captains Kirsten and Lauren S leading the way.
Of course we can't have a pro dance squad like the Bandettes there without a dance performance more than a regular sideline routine and, led off with some gymnastics courtesy of Noelle, they put on a rousing performance at halftime of the game.

They also gave me a little bit of news. There should be an official announcement coming up soon but Bandettes tryouts are expected to be held on October 22nd and 23rd so anyone interested in trying out should circle those dates on their calendars now. Also, it's official that Lauren S won't be returning to the squad, leaving Kirsten as the only Bandette still on the squad since the 2009 season.
Stay tuned as more info on Bandettes tryouts and the NLL schedule are both expected to become available in the next few weeks!

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