BUFFALO (WKBW) With the name of their son across their backs, Jim Kelly and his family teamed up with the Buffalo Bisons Friday night to benefit the Hunter's Hope Foundation.
"You see it, what's happening right in front of you. When people are walking up to you with their children in their arms, and thank you for what you've done through screening, and then you understand why the good lord picked me with a special little boy named Hunter so we can make a difference for kids. And we're doing our best and we're not stopping," Jim Kelly said.
The Bills Hall of Famer threw out the first pitch at Friday night's game as the Bisons took on the Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees.
It is a partnership of the Bills and Bisons, but much, much more.
"And they're all about families and kids, so much what we're about here at Bisons baseball is about families and kids, so it's a perfect marriage and a perfect way for Hunter's Hope to work with us to raise some money so they can continue their great mission," Bisons General Manager Mike Buczkowski.
Between innings, some lucky fans got to play wide receiver and catch a pass from the Bills legend.
"Well it was amazing. I've never done that before," Kevin Preaves said.
"It was awesome. I was excited, I was nervous, but I did alright," Nicholas Fussa added.
Hunter's Hope has been raising money to fight cancer for over fifteen years, and in response to all the giving the Kellys offered a simple thank you.
"I have to thank them, they are a major reason why we are making a difference. You talk about a team with the Buffalo Bills when I played, but my team with Hunter's Hope evolves and you look around the Western New York area and everybody pitches in," Jim Kelly said.