ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — Harrison Phillips Playmakers Event featured 125 future Bills hopefuls at the Buffalo Bills field house today. The event was hosted by Bills Defensive Tackle, Harrison Phillips and seven other Bills, who coached at-risk and special needs youth through a series of drills, fun and food.
“The city of Buffalo is doing a heck of a job raising our youth knowing that they’re out here on their off days paying it forward. Just appreciation is what I’ll leave with," Phillips said. “Probably getting to see all the kids smiles, knowing that this is probably something none of these kids would ever dream of doing, being a football player for a day.”
The playmakers had the chance to receive autographs, kick field goals and fill the shoes of some of their biggest idols.
“I can’t even imagine what it’s like for these kids. They came into this facility with 50 high school players making a tunnel for them, getting a standing ovation, it’s just gotta be big for them," said Executive Director, Greg "Coach Roz" Roeszler.
More than 50 local high school football players helped volunteer for the event. They were joined by New York State Police and the Wisdom Volunteer Fire Department who gave the playmakers different demonstrations at the end of the session.