Buffalo Wild Wings® invites community members to visit three local restaurant locations on April 19 to dine in celebration of its national Community Day in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).
As a part of Buffalo Wild Wings' 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 to two of our Clubs. The Buffalo Wild Wings located at 18379 Tamiami Trail in North Port will raise funds for our Gene Matthew Boys & Girls Club, the Buffalo Wild Wings located at 4067 Clark Road in Sarasota and 5235 University Parkway in University Park will designate their funds raised to our Roy McBean Boys & Girls Club.
“Thanks to the support of Buffalo Wild Wings, we have the funds and resources needed to bring quality sports based experiences to youth in Sarasota County.” said Bill Sadlo, President/CEO at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties.
Buffalo Wild Wings’ Team Up for Kids mission and partnership with Boys & Girls Club 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. Thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings, the ALL STARS program motivates kids to lead a healthy lifestyle through team sports while building good sportsmanship and self-esteem for Club kids.
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 across the nation believe that all children and teens deserve a great future," said Sadlo. "With partners like Buffalo Wild Wings, Clubs and supporters are working to mobilize communities around the critical issues facing youth in their neighborhood."
To support the Team Up for Kids initiative, visit www.buffalowildwings.com/giving or BGCA online.
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.