December 15, 2009


Olmsted School #56 to receive Perry’s Ice Cream party with Marcus Stroud of the Bills

Orchard Park, NY – The Buffalo Bills and Perry’s Ice Cream today announced that Athaan Kaudeyr, a seventh-grade student from Olmsted School #56, has won the 2009 Perry’s Ice Cream “Sweetest Kid” contest. Athaan’s grand prize includes a Perry’s Ice Cream party for his entire school at Olmsted School #56 on 319 Suffolk Street, Buffalo, NY 14215 with Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcus Stroud on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.

Perry’s ran the “Sweetest Kid of the Week” promotion for eight weeks through October 20th where teachers, community member, coaches, parents and others nominated students in grades 4-8. The nomination had to describe outstanding academic, athletic and community achievements.

There were eight weekly winners and each student received free Perry’s Ice Cream and a Buffalo Bills prize pack. Out of those eight, one winner, Athaan Kaudeyr, received the grand prize.

“My son is the sweetest boy his age,” said Aubrey Marshall. “He started his own hallway cleaning service for the elders in our apartment complex and is always there to bring a grocery bag in from their car for them. Everyone in the complex knows him, loves and supports him. When we visit my grandparents he is quick to volunteer at the senior center during bingo or dancing with the members there. He was mentioned in their newsletter for helping with the newsletter and organizing game day. He’s my only child and I am lucky to have him in my life. He was also accepted into the gifted and talented program in school and is the team captain of his Pop-Warner football team.”

“Perry’s is a regional company and is dedicated to supporting our local schools,” said Robert Denning, Perry’s Ice Cream president and chief executive officer. “The ‘Sweetest Kid of the Week’ promotion through our partnership with the Buffalo Bills gives us the opportunity to celebrate an outstanding student who is making a difference in our community and in the lives of others.”

Perry’s Ice Cream, founded in 1918 by H. Morton Perry and headquartered in Western New York, is a family-owned and operated fourth generation ice cream manufacturer with frozen distribution services. With over 285 employees, Perry’s sells and distributes to New York, Western Pennsylvania, New England and Northeast Ohio. Perry’s Ice Cream is also the “Official Ice Cream” of the Buffalo Bills. Consumers can scoop up Buffalo Bills Brownie Blitz and The Bills Limited Edition 50th Season flavor, Rock Pile to the Ralph at TOPS Friendly Markets and other regional supermarkets. For additional information about Perry’s Ice Cream, visit

Founded in 1959, the Buffalo Bills are one of the most storied franchises in the National Football League (NFL). The Bills have won two American Football League (AFL) Championships (1964 – 1965) and won an NFL record four straight AFC Championships (1990 – 1993) that included four trips to the Super Bowl. The Bills are a progressive organization and pride themselves on the regionalization of their team. They hold their training camp in Rochester, NY and were the first NFL team ever to play a home game in Canada with the Bills Toronto Series that began in 2008. As Western New York’s top-rated sports and entertainment choice, the Bills annually entertain nearly one million fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium, produce the region’s number-one rated sports television programming, have one of the NFL’s largest fan clubs with the Bills Backers, and host the most visited team website in Western New York. Under the guidance of newly elected Hall of Fame member and original team founder, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., the Bills are celebrating their 50th Season in 2009. For more Bills information, please visit or call (716) 648-1800.

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