BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Although the Bills did not play Sunday, here was still plenty of fan spirit to be found at The Wings Meeting Place in Orchard Park.
Bills fans came together on the bye week for Billieve-A-Palooza, a Bills tailgate-themed party that raised money for Hunter's Hope. The event included food, music, themed t-shirts and Bills-themed activities, such as a "best dressed fan" contest that 2 On Your Side's Heather Prusak and Adam Benigni judged.
Hunter's Hope was formed in 1997 by Jim Kelly, a Pro Football Hall of Fame member and Bills Quarterback, and his wife Jill after their infant son was diagnosed with Krabbe Leukodystrophy, an inherited fatal nervous disease. Hunter passed away in 2005 after battling the condition for about five brave years.
The foundation, however, continues to help children who are battling Krabbe Disease and other Leukodystrophies, or genetic, progressive disorders that affect the brain, spinal chord and nervous systems. It also provides support and resources to their families.
"The bottom line is you want to make a difference to all those kids out there who are fighting," said Jim Kelly. "Who saw what Hunter went through."
For more information about Hunter's Hope, visit http://www.huntershope.org/.