The first appearance was a tailgate party sponsored by DFT Technology Plus and located in the TJ Maxx Plaza in Dunkirk, NY. The attendees, of which there were many, got free hot dogs and registered for prizes like a flat screen TV or a Terrell Owens autographed jersey. Put together as a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County, DFT brought in former Bills LS Adam Lingner as well as Jill, Jessica, Angelina, and Joya of the Buffalo Jills to sign autographs and pose for pictures.
When I got there, Jill and Joya were inside the DFT store visiting with customers while Jess and Angelina were out front with Adam and the fans enjoying the beautiful day. In addition to posing for photos and signing autographs, they were letting people know about an Open Practice the Jills were putting on a few weeks later. The fans were all happy to see the Jills, especially the younger fans, but perhaps the most excited were members of Dunkirk's cheerleading squad, who not only posed for photos with their heroes but performed a cheer for them. Their excitement only skyrocketed when they heard about the Open Practice.
|Angelina and Jess with some young fans|
|Joya, Jess, Angelina, and Jill with a pair of Dunkirk cheerleaders|
|Angelina, Joya, Jill, and Jess with former Bills LS Adam Lingner|
|Ayeshia and Jenn with a young fan|
From the Bandettes comes a photo from before the March game against Toronto when the squad was signing their new posters. Lauren spent 4 seasons on the squad and says that 2015 was her last...though we did hear that from LB a few times before she retired. We'll see for sure in less than 6 months. Jennifer and LaToya were rookies in 2015 and while LaToya left the squad early, hopes are that we'll see at least Jennifer back in action in 2016.
|Lauren, Jennifer, and LaToya|