On April 18, more than 1,020 Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants across the U.S. 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.
“Our annual Community Day allows us to further our mission of helping more kids play team sports by supporting local Clubs in more than 1,000 communities where we do business,” says John Bowie, chief operating officer, Buffalo Wild Wings. “The activities planned in-restaurant along with the critical funds we are able to raise for our local Boys & Girls Clubs, make Community Day an event we look forward to each year.”
Buffalo Wild Wings’ Team Up for Kids mission and partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America 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. On Community Day 2017, Buffalo Wild Wings, and its Guests, gave more than $765,000 marking the largest donation from this event since the annual fundraiser began. Additionally, Buffalo Wild Wings’ partnership enabled over 170,000 youth to participate on sports teams in 2017. The company also awarded grants to hundreds of Clubs across the country.
“With the support of Buffalo Wild Wings and their guests, thousands of kids and teens across the country now have the opportunity to participate in organized sports leagues that help them build self- confidence and social skills,” says Jim Clark, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "We thank Buffalo Wild Wings for their dedication in providing youth the chance to experience team sports and gain the life skills that will help them thrive in adulthood."
The company has committed to raising at least $21 million for Boys & Girls Clubs of America by 2020. Buffalo Wild Wings’ Guests can support the Team Up for Kids initiative by donating at www.buffalowildwings.com/giving.
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