Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed is joining an advisory board for the Buffalo Fan Alliance, the group announced on Monday morning.
"Joining the BFA is an open demonstration of my desire for keeping the Bills in Buffalo and our interests are now aligned in this single goal," Reed said in a statement. "Football is for the fans, and Buffalo fans around the nation are the most loyal and passionate in the United States, period. I am fully committed to doing my part to keep this great team in Buffalo. The Buffalo Bills are part of the fabric of Western New York. There isn’t a scenario that I can imagine that would not include the Bills franchise in Buffalo."
Also joining the BFA's advisory board: former Bills placekicker Steve Christie, Canisius high school graduate and former NFL wide receiver Phil McConkey, and NBC news correspondent Luke Russert, among others.
The Buffalo Fan Alliance was formed two years ago, and is in the process of finalizing a fundraising effort to raise zero-interest loan money for the next owner of the Buffalo Bills, on the contingency that the team be kept in Buffalo. Full details of the fundraising plan and its application to the next owner, if utilized, will be made available in the coming months.
Matt Sabuda, the founder of the BFA, appeared on Buffalo Rumblings Live two weeks ago, and answered fan questions about the function of the Alliance and the role it could play in the sale of the Bills. Be sure to watch that interview if you haven't yet.