Pinups purchased in-restaurant throughout October will support grants
for local Clubs as part of the restaurant’s Team Up for Kids mission
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Buffalo
Wild Wings® announced the kickoff of their annual pinup
fundraiser during the month of October that encourages restaurant Guests
to help support youth sports programs at Boys & Girls Clubs around the
country. All Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will donate 100 percent of
the purchase amount for every paper pinup purchased in-restaurant from
October 1-31. Donations will go towards grants to help fund sports teams
and facility improvement projects in local Clubs, as part of the
Up for Kids® mission.
The 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.
In addition to the pinup program, Buffalo Wild Wings is also donating $1
from each limited-time offer bottle of Bourbon Honey Mustard, Ghost
Pepper and Southwest Ranch sauce sold in restaurants during September
and October to the Team Up for Kids mission.
This year, Buffalo Wild Wings is increasing the impact of its Team Up
for Kids mission from 2014, giving 37,000 kids the opportunity to belong
to a team through 200 ALL STARS grants. As part of its partnership with Boys
& Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), Buffalo Wild Wings provides
Clubs with ALL STARS grants to add or improve flag and tackle football
and cheer programs for boys and girls. The grants include funding, team
jerseys, a recognition program and access to coach training through
nationally-recognized coaching organizations.
In addition, Buffalo Wild Wings will donate up to $40,000 to each of 17
local Boys & Girls Club organizations receiving ALL STARS grants to add
grants for basketball leagues and special projects such as sport field
and gymnasium renovations to improve sports programming.
“We are excited we are able to continue to expand our Team Up for Kids
mission in 2015 with the addition of basketball and facility grants to
help Clubs build successful and sustainable sports programs. An
additional 9,000 kids will benefit from ALL STARS grants this year,
helping us achieve our goal of giving more than 100,000 kids the chance
to belong to a team by 2017,” said Mary Twinem, executive vice president
and chief financial officer at Buffalo Wild Wings. “This is our third
year of partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and we’re
thrilled to help provide year-round sports programming that helps
thousands of kids experience the benefits of team sports and belonging
to a team.”
In 2014, Buffalo Wild Wings’ partnership enabled more than 28,000 kids
to participate on flag and tackle football and cheer teams. The company
also awarded Team Up for Kids grants to 10 Clubs across the country. In
total, Buffalo Wild Wings donated more than $1.8 million in 2014 to BGCA
and has committed to donate at least $6 million through 2017.
“Our ongoing partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings has helped us increase
the number of kids we serve in our communities, while improving Club
facilities and sports programs for our youth,” said Jennifer Bateman,
national vice president of Program, Training and Youth Development with
BGCA. “The ALL STARS and Team Up for Kids grants support our goal of
helping as many kids and teens as possible to become part of a team and
build self-confidence and life skills.”
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 1,130 Buffalo Wild Wings
locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines and the
United Arab Emirates.
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 $6 million for BGCA by 2017.
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.
To stay up-to-date on all the latest events and offers for sports fans
and wing lovers, like Buffalo Wild Wings on Facebook, follow @BWWings on
Twitter and visit www.BuffaloWildWings.com.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Heather Leiferman, 952-278-9553