ORCHARD PARK, NY – The Buffalo Bills will host a tour of the city of Buffalo and Niagara Falls for 21 members of the 2013 rookie class on Thursday, May 23rd from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

The tour is designed to give the 2013 Buffalo Bills newest members a brief overview of what the city of Buffalo and the Niagara Falls region has to offer.  The players will board a bus at approximately 1:00 PM from Orchard Park.  Buffalo area leaders JoAnne Hudecki and Danielle Shainbrown (both of the McGuire Development Company) will guide the tour.

The tour will stop at the following locations – Naval Park (downtown Buffalo), New Era Cap Company on Delaware Ave., the Buffalo Zoo, Niagara Falls – Prospect Point, and the Hard Rock Café in Niagara Falls.

  • 1:00 pm – Board bus at One Bills Drive
  • 1:30 pm – Naval Park visit (1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo)
  • 2:15 pm – New Era visit (160 Delaware Ave, Buffalo)
  • 3:45 pm – Buffalo Zoo (300 Parkside Ave  Buffalo)
    • The rookies, on behalf of the Bills, will present a $10,000 check to the Buffalo Zoo for its ‘Bear Necessities Campaign’.  Players will also present polar bears Luna and Kali with personalized Bills jerseys.
    • 25 students from a United Way Closing the Gap school (Buffalo Public School 80 – Highgate Heights) will tour the Zoo with the players as well.
    • 5:15 pm – Niagara Falls Visit (333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls)
    • 6:00 pm – Hard Rock Café (333 Prospect St  Niagara Falls) 

**Media interested in covering the event should contact Dominick Rinelli, Bills Assistant Director of Media Relations, at Dominick.rinelli@bills.nfl.net.  Media can follow the tour bus starting at 1 Bills Drive or meet the group at one of the designated stops along the tour.  If media plan to meet at 1 Bills Drive, please report to the media room by 12:30 pm.**

Guests for the day will include the following:


LB Kiko Alonso – Oregon G Zack Chibane, Syracuse DE Izaan Cross, Georgia Tech CB Kip Edwards, Missouri
RB Kendall Gaskins, Richmond WR Marquise Goodwin, Texas TE Chris Gragg, Arkansas K Dustin Hopkins, Florida St
CB Vernon Kearney, Lane QB EJ Manuel, Florida St S Jonathan Meeks, Clemson LB Keith Pough, Howard
CB Nickell Robey, USC WR Da’Rick Rogers, Tenn.   Tech CB Jumal Rolle, Catawba FB Drew Smith, Albany
DT Aaron Tipoti, California QB Jeff Tuel, Washington St OL Ryan Turnley, Pittsburgh S Duke Williams, Nevada
WR Robert Woods, USC      


Paul Lancaster, Bills Director of Player Engagement

Gretchen Geitter, Bills Vice President of Community Relations

Dominick Rinelli, Bills Assistant Director of Media Relations

JoAnne Hudecki, Capital Project Consultant for McGuire Development Company

Danielle Shainbrown, Vice President for McGuire Development Company

For more information about the event, please contact Dominick Rinelli at 716-312-8707 or Dominick.rinelli@bills.nfl.net.


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