What:Former Bills Players to join Lou Piccone at Trek the Trail Walkin’ n’ Talkin’
When: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 8:30 am – 12:00pm
Where: GCC Batavia Campus ~ One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020
Former Buffalo Bill Lou Piccone, honorary chairperson of this year’s Trek the Trail Walkin- n’ Talkin’ event at Genesee Community College, won’t be the only former Bills player at the event THIS Saturday, April 20, 2013 at GCC. Booker Edgerson, a defensive star for the team in the 1960s, and Ed Rutkowski, who served as Erie County Executive after his football playing days ended, will both attend. Autographs will be available.
Edgerson played eight seasons with the Bills beginning in 1962 and won two consecutive AFL Championships with the team in 1964 and 1965. The cornerback, renowned for his speed, had 23 interceptions during his time with the Bills and scored on two, including one against Joe Namath. Edgerson, who lives in Amherst, is president of the Buffalo Chapter of the NFLPA Retired Players Association.
Rutkowski came to the Bills in 1963 from the University of Notre Dame. He played wide receiver, half back, and quarterback during his six years with the team, scoring six touchdowns in 83 career games. Following his football career, he served as Erie County Executive from 1979-1987. A resident of Hamburg, Rutkowski is an active member of the Buffalo Bills Alumni Association.
Lou Piccone is also active in the Bills Alumni Association and supports many charitable causes in western New York. Trek the Trail Walkin’ n’ Talkin’ raises money for student scholarships at GCC. Piccone has said he sees this as giving students in need “a hand up” to attain an education, something he was grateful to have once his football career ended.
Trek the Trail Walkin’ n’ Talkin’ is a “Cougar Pride” event that begins at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine. All are welcome to join in the walk around the GCC Batavia campus. Participants will visit nine Cougar Stops along the route featuring an array of fun encounters and prizes. After the walk, a picnic lunch is provided in the Forum. Prizes will be awarded for most pledges raised by an individual, as a team and to the GCC student club with the most pledges. Most creative team costumes will also be recognized.
Participants still have time to register online at www.gccfoundation.kintera.org/trek, Registration is just $15 per participant and includes a T-shirt, picnic lunch, prizes and treats. Children eight and under accompanied by an adult are free.
For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Jackie Christenson at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6265, or via email: JKChristenson@genesee.edu.
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