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Monday, October 10, 2011

The Jills and Alumni at the Bills-Eagles game

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in honor of it this year, the Jills put on a HUGE, and I do mean HUGE, pregame performance at the Bills' only home game this month. To help promote breast cancer awareness, the Jills brought in 150 Buffalo Jills alumni spanning 6 decades of Jills cheerleaders to perform for the crowd. In addition, all but 5 of the current Jills Ambassadors joined in as well. Prior to the game, after I broke away from my tailgate party, I swung by the 97Rock Tailgate party where Alyssa, Reena, and Jessica were holding court selling and signing calendars and posing for photos.
Alyssa, Reena, and Jessica
Val's line in Lot C
Gabrielle and Loren in Lot C
After some time with them, I swung over to the Shredd and Ragan tailgate party where Amanda F and Ruby were talking with fans in a private party there and Valerie's dance line came out to perform and pose for photos before heading into get set for the performance.

Unfortunately, I made it into my seat just after the ladies all made it out of the tunnel but luckily I was able to get some pics of them on the sidelines as they got ready to perform.
Gabrielle, Jennifer (2008-09), and Julie P (1997-2002) lead one group along Bills sideline
Laura and Courteney among the several Jills alumni

After the performance, the entire group, lined up in the scoreboard red zone area in the shape of a giant pink ribbon through player introductions and the National Anthem before returning up the sideline and back through the tunnel.
Angelina (2007-10), Jennifer (2008-09) Jamie R (2003-08) Korinne (2004-06) and
 Stephanie G (2002) among other alumni

Omarlla's line in action during the 2nd quarter

After the game got going, Reena and Jessica worked on promotions throughout the game, getting their pretty faces on the big screen multiple times while the Jills went to the sidelines and the alumni settled in to watch the Bills go to 4-1 over the Eagles.
Jessica and Reena late in the game

Some of the Jills watching the final moments

After the big win, I ran into a few familiar faces. On her way out of the stadium was Jill, who's off crutches and walking again after 2 badly sprained ankles this summer. She's still working on a lengthy rehab program and we're hoping to see her back on the sidelines in about 2 months time. I also ran into Lisa L (2003-04) who enjoyed getting back onto the field again and into Danielle H (1998-2002) who we've seen a lot of lately being one of the most notable Buffalo Jills alumni involved with the Blondes Vs Brunettes organization. After a stop by my tailgate party to pick up Pro Bowl Dan, who also has a great many photos from the game we should be seeing soon, I went over to Danny's restaurant to see several other Jills alumni.
In addition to seeing several alumni I didn't know, I got to talk to Jodi (2000), Jen R (2000-03), Kristine (2002-05), Tammy (1994,95, 2002), Danielle (1998-2002) again, and even one alumnus who didn't dance, Francine (2000-04), who's still very much pregnant but plans to be back in action for next year's Blondes Vs Brunettes events and game.
Several Jills alumni posing for photos at Danny's after the game

See all the pics at

Also, see the photos taken by Fisher Creative Image Photography, the official photographers of the Buffalo Jills, at

Next up, the Bills and Jills return to Rogers Centre in Toronto for a game against the Washington Redskins on October 30 with a 4:05pm kickoff. The next time they return home to the Ralph will be in 3 weeks when they play host to the Jets

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