Buffalo Wild Wings 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. 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," says 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," says 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 percent of the purchase value to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
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