Western New York veterans and their children will be able to enjoy the Buffalo Bills’s 13th annual Kids Day event later this month thanks to a community support program run by the service-disabled, veteran-owned law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC.
Criminal defense attorney Lori A. Hoffman last week donated three adult and six kids tickets to the Bills first home pre-season game to the Western New York Heroes. Traditionally known as Kids Day, the game is Aug. 16 against the Minnesota Vikings.
The donation was made possible through Tully Rinckey PLLC’s “Jean and Sneakers” initiative, under which the law firm’s employees are allowed to wear casual dress to work on Fridays in exchange for a $1 donation for jeans and a $1 donation for sneakers. The firm matches whatever employees donate.
Western New York Heroes is a Williamsville-based nonprofit organization that connects veterans and service members and the survivors of deceased veterans with essential services, financial assistance and resources. Hoffman suggested donating the Kids Day tickets to Western New York Heroes after working with the organization to have a veteran accepted into Niagara County’s new Veterans Court. Kids Day features an array of events and activities geared toward children, including youth-themed tailgating, interactive games, face painting, and post-game fireworks.