Buffalo Wild Wings Community Day Raises Record-Breaking Amount for Local Boys & Girls Clubs
Friday, June 16th, 2017
Boys & Girls Clubs of America announced that Buffalo Wild Wings has donated over $760,000 to their local Boys & Girls Clubs following the 2017 Community Day fundraiser. On April 19, more than 950 restaurants participated by collecting Guest donations and contributing at least 10 percent of restaurant sales to support youth sports opportunities at Boys & Girls Clubs. The 2017 Community Day donation is the largest to-date since the annual fundraiser began in 2014.
As part of the Team Up for Kids mission, Buffalo Wild Wings has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help thousands of kids play team sports each year. The Community Day donations will help Clubs provide uniforms and equipment to young athletes and give them the opportunity to play team sports and learn skills that will help them grow into productive, caring and responsible citizens.
"At Buffalo Wild Wings, we greatly look forward to Community Day each year as a way for our local restaurants and Guests to get involved in Team Up for Kids and give back to their local Clubs," said Emily Decker, senior vice-president and general counsel of Buffalo Wild Wings. "We'd like to extend a big 'thank you' to all who participated in making this year's event the most successful to-date, helping us create opportunities for kids and teens, and supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America and their effective youth programming."
In 2016, Buffalo Wild Wings and their Guests raised and donated over $4.1 million to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCA was able to fund 325 ALL STARS sports grants to local Clubs, and provided training and resources for Clubs to offer more than 88,000 youth and teens the opportunity to participate on high-quality ALL STARS football, basketball, cheerleading, dance, step and soccer teams.
"With the support of Buffalo Wild Wings and their Guests, our youth and teens across the country are receiving uniforms, equipment and the opportunity to participate in organized teams that help them build confidence and social skills," Boys & Girls Clubs of America President and CEO, Jim Clark. "We are thankful to have partners like Buffalo Wild Wings who are dedicated to getting youth physically active and making communities a better place."
Buffalo Wild Wings will donate at least $2 million to Boys & Girls Clubs of America each year, and is committed to raising and donating $18 million by 2020. Since the partnership began in 2013, Buffalo Wild Wings has donated over $10 million to support sports programs at local Clubs.