Pinups and wristbands purchased in-restaurant throughout October will
support grants for local Clubs to help kids participate in team sports
Wild Wings® today announced the kickoff of their annual
Team Up for Kids fundraiser with the goal of supporting youth sports
programs at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. All Buffalo Wild
Wings restaurants will participate in the promotion from October 1 – 31.
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. Guests can also donate at www.BuffaloWildWings.com/Giving.
This year, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will also offer a limited
edition wristband during the month of October for a minimum $5 donation.
The donations 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. In addition, the
donations help train coaches and provide uniforms and equipment to young
athletes as part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) ALL STARS
Now in its fourth year, Buffalo Wild Wings has donated and raised over
$6.7 million through its Team Up for Kids mission for its partnership
with BGCA to support youth sports through ALL STARS grants for hundreds
of flag or tackle football, basketball, cheer, and dance teams at Boys &
Girls Clubs across the country. More than 74,000 kids and teens will
participate this year. Buffalo Wild Wings also provides Team Up for
Kids™ grants of $26,000 to support special Club projects, such as sports
field and other facility renovations.
“We’re very pleased that together with our Guests and Franchisees we’ve
donated and raised over $6.7 million, and helped more than 100,000 kids
experience the joy of playing team sports through our partnership with
Boys & Girls Clubs of America,” said Emily Decker, senior vice-president
and general counsel of Buffalo Wild Wings. “We’re excited to partner
with our Guests for another great Team Up for Kids fundraiser that helps
us get one step closer to our goal of bringing year-round team sports
opportunities to 450,000 kids and teens by 2020.”
In 2016, Buffalo Wild Wings’ partnership is enabling more than 74,000
kids and teens to participate on teams. The company also awarded Team Up
for Kids grants to 20 Clubs across the country to improve their sports
facilities. In total, Buffalo Wild Wings has committed to donating an
additional $10 million to Boys & Girls Clubs of America through 2020.
“We’re delighted by 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,” said Jennifer Bateman, national vice president of Program,
Training and Youth Development with BGCA. “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.”
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100
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 4,100 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 http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.
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 1,200 Buffalo Wild Wings
locations across the world.
Buffalo Wild Wings’ charitable giving mission – 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 $16 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.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Heather Leiferman, 952-278-9553