BUFFALO, N.Y. - Bills running back Fred Jackson made an appearance at the "Night of Champions" event at the Statler in Downtown Buffalo Wednesday night.
The event was put on by the Butler-Mitchell Alumni Association to benefit the "City Kids @ Summer Camp" charity and featured former Buffalo sports stars Joe DeLamielleure and Ruben Brown alongside Jackson.
Jackson and the Bills are preparing for the start of voluntary OTA workouts which begin on Tuesday, May 29th. Unlike last year when OTA's were sacrificed due to the lockout, Jackson spoke to 2 On Your Side about the importance of the OTA's this pre-season.
"They're huge, you know we got some key new guys to come in and play for us. We want to get them involved in our systems, said Jackson. "We can get them accustomed to playing with us and we can get accustom to playing with them."
Mario Williams, Mark Anderson and 1st round draft pick Stephon Gilmore are just a few of the new Bills players starting to learn the team's system.
Jackson, who recently signed a contract extension with the Bills, was excited to be part of the "Night of Champions" event. The star running back, says he enjoys giving back to the Buffalo community and the fans that support him on the field.
"The fans do such a tremendous job of supporting us there is nothing better than giving back to them. Coming out, hanging out with them. Letting them know that I appreciate it and I want to do everything I can to support them as well."