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Rick Jeanneret Autographed Banners for 'Give 716' (2022) Donors

Long-Time Buffalo Sabres Television and Radio Personality Provides Incentives to Donors Who Contribute to the Fluvanna Historical Society on 7/15/22 @ 5:00 PM

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The long-time and much beloved play-by-play announcer for the Buffalo Sabres has donated a limited number of autographed banners to help raise awareness and support for the Fluvanna Historical Society (FCHS) and other non-profits in Western New York (WNY). A fixture of the Sabres Hockey Network for 51 years, Jeanneret (or "RJ" as he is known within the Sabres organization) has the distinction of being the longest-tenured play-by-play announcer with a single team within the NHL. Jeanneret is also renowned for the support and generosity he has shown for WNYers.

Once again, to do his part for 'Give 716,' Jeanneret has lended his name to benefit communities throughout the region.

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills quarterback, draws back his arm with a football in his right hand, about to pass the bal,l as his other teammates on either border of the picture (wearing blue jerseys and white pants) block the defensive players (not shown in the picture) from tackling the quarterback.
Photo by Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News

What is "Give 716"

In response to the urgent needs our nonprofit community in WNY is facing as a whole, the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres Foundations created 'Give 716'; a 36-hour campaign providing an easy and fun way for our entire community to unite in support of local nonprofits. The Bills and Sabres pledged to support FCHS, and other nonprofits throughout WNY, by not only organizing 'Give 716' but also providing publicity, technical assistance, securing contributions from corporate sponsors and donating a significant amount of funds to match donations received as part of the event.

To learn more about 'Give 716,' click here.

How to Score an Autographed Banner

Rick Jeanneret is donating 500 autographed Rick Jeanneret banners to do his part in spurring on donations to FCHS and other nonprofit organizations invited to participate in the 'Give 716' event.

Starting at 5:00 PM on Friday, 7/15/2022, Jeanneret will give away the autographed banners to the first 500 donors who give at least $117.16 or more to FCHS, to other nonprofits taking part in "Give 716" or some combination thereof. To make the donation, just follow these simple steps:

Logo of the Fluvanna Community Historical Society consisting of an artistic rendering of traditional looking church or meeting house in green, depicting gravestones to the left and a rising sun (colored yellow) in the east.  In the corner is stylized name of the Fluvanna Community Historical Society, the EIN number and the logo of FCHS i.e., "Connecting with our past, connecting with each other and connecting with a brighter future."  Underneath it all is a button outlined in red with the word "Donate" in the middle of it.
  1. Set a reminder to make a donation on Friday, 7/15 @ 5:00 PM or shortly thereafter;

  2. Login to the FCHS 'Give 716' website by clicking here;

  3. Click the "Donate" button on the FCHS 'Give 716' fundraising page and follow the instructions.


Donations made after 8:00 PM that total $716 or more will qualify the donor to receive a banner anytime thereafter while supplies last.

Because there are only 500 autographed banners available, donors should plan on contributing their donation as early as possible to increase the odds of obtaining one of the banners.

Sign-up for a Reminder

If you would like us to send you a reminder to submit your donation via email or text message on or before 5:00 PM, Friday, 7/15, just click on the following button, complete and submit your contact information:

Other Prizes

There are other prizes available to donors who give to FCHS as part of the 'Give 716' campaign:

Other Ways to Contribute

There are other ways donors may contribute during the 'Give 716' event:

  • Matching Gifts: the Bills, Sabres or other co-sponsors will match donations received at specific times on 7/14 and 7/15 (for a full schedule of times for matching grants, download the "Give716 - Schedule" by clicking the following file icon);

Give716 - Schedule
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  • Grant Opportunities: every hour of 'Give 716,' the organizers will draw the name of three organizations who received at least one donation during that hour. The three organizations whose names are pulled will receive $500 each;

For more information about 'Give 716' and how you can specifically help, click here.

Got Questions? Comments?

Thank you for considering how you can join the Bills, Sabres and other co-sponsors as one team

striving to make our community a better place.

If you have any questions, comments or need assistance, just leave us a message in the Comments section below. Otherwise, you can chat with us live (by clicking the "Let's Chat" button) email or give us a call at +1 (716) 804-7163.


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