Restaurants across the country will donate portion of total sales as
part of Team Up for Kids® initiative
On April 19, more than 950 Buffalo Wild Wings® restaurants across the
United States are inviting Guests to join them for their annual
Community Day fundraiser in support of a local area Boys & Girls Club.
As a part of the Team Up for Kids®
mission, the restaurants will donate 10 percent of total sales that day
along with 100 percent of all Guest donations made. Participating
restaurants may also host a variety of fun Guest activities to promote
Community Day in the restaurant.
"Community Day has become an event we look forward to each year, it
provides a great opportunity for our restaurants and Guests to join
forces in support of youth across the country. This local support is a
valuable piece of our partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and
our efforts to bring sports into the lives of every child who wants to
play," said Emily Decker, senior vice president and general counsel,
Buffalo Wild Wings. "We hope everyone will visit their local Buffalo
Wild Wings on April 19th to join us in supporting their local
Boys & Girls Club."
Buffalo Wild Wings' Team Up for Kids mission and partnership with Boys &
Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) supports youth sports through ALL STARS
grants for flag or tackle football, basketball, cheer, dance, step, and
soccer teams at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. In addition to
the more than $730,000 raised on Community Day 2016, Buffalo Wild Wings'
partnership enabled over 88,000 youth to participate on teams. The
company also awarded grants to hundreds of Clubs across the country. In
total, Buffalo Wild Wings, along with its Guests, donated more than $4.1
million to BGCA in 2016.
"Boys & Girls Clubs of America's goal is to provide Clubs with
programmatic resources needed to champion a future generation of active
citizens who motivate their families and communities to live their
healthiest life," said Boys & Girls Clubs of America president and CEO,
Jim Clark. "Thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings and the funds donated by their
restaurants, Club youth and teens across the country are receiving
uniforms, equipment and instruction to participate on organized teams,
many for the very first time."
The company has extended its commitment through 2020 and will donate at
least $2 million each year. Buffalo Wild Wings' Guests can support the
Team Up for Kids initiative by donating at www.buffalowildwings.com/giving
and BGCA online.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org)
has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as
productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,200 Clubs
serve nearly 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
Buffalo Wild 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 1,200 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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Erika Frederick, 952-540-2043
Source: Buffalo Wild Wings
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