Buffalo Wild Wings Raises $1.1 Million
ATLANTA — Buffalo Wild Wings is donating a total of $1.1 million raised during the month of October through the annual Team Up for Kids fundraiser to support its national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, focused on youth sports programs and select facility improvement projects at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country.
Support from Buffalo Wild Wings funds Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s STARS, the leading team sports program hosted at hundreds of local Clubs around the country. The donations help train coaches, provide uniforms and equipment to young athletes, and change the game for many kids and teens, giving them the opportunity to play team sports at their local Club and learn skills that will help them grow into productive, caring and responsible citizens.
Now in its fourth year, Buffalo Wild Wings has raised and donated more than $6.7 million through its Team Up for Kids mission for its partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to support STARS grants for hundreds of flag or tackle football, basketball, cheer and dance teams at Clubs across the country.
“Buffalo Wild Wings understands that belonging to a team early on is an opportunity for young people to learn critical life skills and values,” said Jennifer Bateman, national vice president of program, training and youth development with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “By supporting our sports programs and facility improvements, the STARS and Team Up for Kids grants are helping kids and teens build self-confidence and life-enhancing skills that will help them succeed on and off the field.”
In 2016, Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings is enabling more than 74,000 kids and teens to participate on teams through STARS. The company also awarded Team Up for Kids grants to 20 Clubs across the country to improve their sports facilities. In total, Buffalo Wild Wings has committed to donating an additional $10 million to Boys & Girls Clubs of America through 2020.