In 2009, the 1st date I chose to attend was the 1st Saturday of camp. Even during the seasons in which the Jills appeared at camp, they always appeared that day. Omarlla, Eileen, Katie, and Ayeshia all made the trek from Buffalo to Pittsford that day and spent most of their time in the air-conditioned merchandise tent that fans travel through to get to the practice fields. They perused the Bills store some while visiting with fans as they came through. Many younger fans were especially excited to see the Jills and many got photos taken with them.
The little competition between Omarlla and Eileen kept going as they were never far from each other, ensuring that they'd remain in a tie for most of the day. They spent the second half of their time at camp that day in the VIP tent, visiting with premium seat holders before they finished for the day. However, as luck would have it, I ran into them again before they left and a few young fans asked Eileen for a photo...which wound up putting Eileen in the lead in the competition.
I made a 2nd trek to Training Camp that summer the following week as the Bills were holding a Jr Bills Backers Day at camp that morning. Included were gifts, a VIP breakfast, and an up-close autograph session with a lot of the players as well as a visit from 9 of the Buffalo Jills!
|Kelly, Amanda, and Lindsay with some young fans|
|Jennifer, Loren, and Heather|
|Ruby, Stephanie B, and Nicole L|
From the Bandettes comes a photo from the February game against the Colorado Mammoth. At 3rd intermission, several of the girls on the squad lined up for a group photo. More and more girls joined in and we wound up with 3 different photos. Shown is the final one of those photos, with everyone but LaToya getting into the photo.
|2015 Bandettes minus LaToya|