BUFFALO WILD WINGS AND COMMUNITY TEAM UP TO SUPPORT LOCAL YOUTH
The Sparks Buffalo Wild Wings® restaurant (1560 E. Lincoln Way, Sparks) teams up with the Reno-Sparks community, Wednesday, April 13, for its 2016 Community Day, an annual celebration that raises funds for local kids as part of the Buffalo Wild Wings Team Up for Kids® mission. Ten percent of total restaurant sales and 100 percent of guest donations on April 13 will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Hidden Valley Elementary School Site. Community Day begins at 11 a.m. and includes special activities at the restaurant such as Blazin’ Challenge: Wing Eating Contest, rock climbing wall, bean bag toss and a bounce house.
“We greatly appreciate local corporate partners such as Buffalo Wild Wings that help us with our mission to serve kids that need us most in the community,” said Mike Wurm, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. “Proceeds from the Buffalo Wild Wings Community Day will directly support our after school program at Hidden Valley Elementary School.”
“Through Community Day, we can support local Clubs in hundreds of communities where we do business. Our goal is to bring youth sports into the lives of every child who wants to play,” said Emily Decker, Senior Vice President, General Counsel at Buffalo Wild Wings. “From the many creative ways that our local restaurants celebrated Community Day last year, to the critical funds that were raised to sustain and build on our efforts to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) through our partnership, we are excited to bring our restaurants and guests together for a renewed effort this April.”
Now in its fourth year, Buffalo Wild Wings’ Team Up for Kids mission and partnership with BGCA supports youth sports through ALL STARS grants for flag or tackle football, basketball, and cheer teams at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country.
Together with its Guests, Buffalo Wild Wings helped 60,000 kids play team sports in 2015 – donating more than $2.8 million through a variety of promotions including donations from the restaurant’s signature sauce and seasoning bottle sales, as well as numerous in-restaurant fundraising activities. Buffalo Wild Wings has committed a $2 million minimum guaranteed donation to BGCA each year from 2016 – 2020. With the success of its fundraising efforts to date, Buffalo WiId Wings will donate over $10 million by 2020. For more information, visit www.buffalowildwings.com/giving.
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 $10 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.