Being a resident of the greater New York area means we have two football teams to provide anxiety, anguish, and occasional happiness for us; we don’t have enough room or time for our neighbors upstate. But when a Jersey Boy decides to get involved, we’re going to take notice.
Jon Bon Jovi, according to Forbes, is now a part of a business group interested in purchasing the Buffalo Bills. One of them, Larry Tanenbaum, is the chairman of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, based in Toronto; the company owns both the NBA’s Raptors and NHL’s Maple Leafs. This has led to speculation that Bon Jovi would be a part of moving the team away from Buffalo, where it has been located since being established in 1960. This news hasn’t sat well with many people, including current Lieutenant Governor of New York, Robert Duffy.
Jon Bon Jovi called into the Scott Shannon in the Morning show to wish him a happy birthday on Friday (July 25), but also to assure fans that he wants the Bills to stay in Buffalo.
“Our intention is to do everything under the sun to keep them in Buffalo,” said Bon Jovi, who was the founder and primary owner of the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul. In addition to the Soul, Bon Jovi was also interested in purchasing a percentage of the Atlanta Falcons, but backed out prior to the 2011 NFL lockout.
Bon Jovi will be performing during a benefit concert for the Parker Family Health Center on Wednesday, July 30. The Jersey rocker has been involved with the center since it was founded in 2000; it provides primary health care to “Monmouth County residents without medical insurance or the ability to pay [and] can be cared for with the same level of dignity and confidentiality afforded in the private sector.”
“I’ve been one of the big supporters of the Parker Family Clinic for 15 years now,” said Bon Jovi. “The Parker Clinic is there for anyone and everyone in need… they come to me every so often and say, ‘We need some help again,’ and [I’m] all too happy to be the guy to do that.”
The benefit concert will take place at The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, Monmouth County, New Jersey. More info on the clinic can be found on parkerfamilyhealthcenter.org.
Listen to Bon Jovi’s call into the Scott Shannon Morning Show below:
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