Throughout October, pinups and wristbands purchased in-restaurant
will support grants for local Clubs to help kids participate in team
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2017--
Wild Wings® today announced the kickoff of their annual fundraiser
to support youth sports programs at Boys & Girls Clubs across the
country. All Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will participate in the
promotion from October 1-31, 2017. Donations will go towards ALL STARS
grants to help fund sports teams and facility improvement projects in
local Clubs, as part of the company's Team
Up for Kids® mission.
Paper pinups can be purchased for a minimum donation of $1 and will be
posted throughout restaurants. In addition, Buffalo Wild Wings will also
offer a limited edition wristband during the month of October for a
minimum $5 donation.
The donations gathered will help change the game for many kids and
teens, giving them the opportunity to play team sports at their local
Club and learn skills that help them succeed both on and off the field.
Additionally, donations help train coaches and provide uniforms and
equipment to young athletes as part of the Boys
& Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) ALL STARS program.
"We're very pleased that together with our Fans and Franchisees we've
donated and raised more than $10 million, and helped thousands of kids
experience the joy of playing on an ALL STARS team," said Emily Decker,
senior vice-president and general counsel of Buffalo Wild Wings. "We're
excited to partner with our Fans for another great Team Up for Kids
fundraiser that will get us one step closer to our goal of bringing
year-round team sports opportunities to 500,000 kids and teens by 2020."
In 2016, Buffalo Wild Wings' partnership enabled more than 88,000 kids
and teens to participate on teams. The company is supporting over 365
teams and leagues across the country this fall, creating sports programs
that promote physical fitness, good sportsmanship, and teamwork. In
total, Buffalo Wild Wings has committed to donating at least $2 million
each year to Boys & Girls Clubs of America through 2020.
"The number of kids and teens who have been able to become part of a
team as part of our ongoing partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings is
fantastic," said Jim Clark, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of
America. "By supporting our sports programs and facility improvements,
the ALL STARS and Team Up for Kids grants are helping kids build
self-confidence and life-enhancing skills that will help them succeed on
and off the field."
Those unable to dine in-restaurant may purchase a limited edition Team
Up for Kids eGift Card and Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10% of the
purchase value to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Visit the online gift
card store at BuffaloWildWings.com
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150
years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (bgca.org)
has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as
productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,300 Clubs serve 4
million young people annually through Club membership and community
outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on
Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in
BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide.
They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and
high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical
non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good
character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of
alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National
headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at Facebook
About Buffalo Wild Wings and Team Up for Kids
Wings, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, is a
growing owner, operator and franchisor of Buffalo Wild Wings®
restaurants featuring a variety of boldly-flavored, made-to-order menu
items including its namesake Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings. The
Buffalo Wild Wings menu specializes in 21 mouth-watering signature
sauces and seasonings with flavor sensations ranging from Sweet BBQ™ to
Blazin’®. Guests enjoy a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere that includes
an extensive multi-media system for watching their favorite sporting
events. Buffalo Wild Wings is the recipient of hundreds of "Best Wings"
and "Best Sports Bar" awards from across the country. There are
currently more than 1,240 Buffalo Wild Wings locations across the world.
Buffalo Wild Wings’ charitable giving initiative – TEAM UP FOR KIDS®–
centers on the vision:There is a champion in every child. We are
committed to helping build communities where all kids can thrive,
compete, and belong to a team. As part of this mission,
Buffalo Wild Wings has teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America
(BGCA) to help thousands of kids play on sports teams each year. Buffalo
Wild Wings is committed to donating and raising at least $18 million for
BGCA by 2020. Guests can join the effort through donations from sauce
and seasoning bottle purchases and in-restaurant fundraising events. For
more information, visit www.buffalowildwings.com/giving.
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