BUFFALO WILD WINGS AWARDS SPORTS GRANTS TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY FOR FLAG FOOTBALL
ALL STARS Program is focused on promoting youth sports and sportsmanship
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (October 6, 2014) — Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County announced today that Buffalo Wild Wings is supporting their ALL STARS flag football program this fall with a $3,000 grant. As part of Buffalo Wild Wings’ Team Up for Kids® initiative and partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the company is supporting 285 Clubs across the country this fall, creating sports programs that promote physical fitness and good sportsmanship.
The 6-8 year old league will begin on October 20, 2014 on Mondays and Thursdays at the Marjorie S. Fisher Club in West Palm Beach. With the conclusion of playoffs in late November, our 9-11-year-old league will then start league play.
The grants also includes team jerseys and tools and resources from the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) which provides education and training programs for administrators and volunteer coaches to use across all team sports programs.
“During the out-of-school time, it is critical that we provide programming that helps kids learn about teamwork and the importance of good sportsmanship. These lessons become building blocks for skills that young people need as they move into adulthood,” said Jaene Miranda, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. “Thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings, our ALL STARS program is providing opportunities for kids to be part of a team – learning invaluable lessons and skills that will help them succeed at school, at home, at the Club and in life.”
“Once again, we are honored to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America for our ALL STARS program, impacting thousands of Club kids each year through team sports,” said Mary Twinem, Buffalo Wild Wings chief financial officer. “We are committed to providing support and programs to the communities we serve, creating opportunities to teach life lessons and ignite a passion for sports.”
Buffalo Wild Wings is committed to donating $4 million to Boys & Girls Clubs of America by 2016 including funds raised through sauce and seasoning bottle sales and events in their restaurants. Now through October 31st, Buffalo Wild Wings is promoting a fundraising campaign where 100 percent of every paper pinup Guests purchase in-restaurant will support BGCA youth sports programs. The paper pinups can be purchased for a $1 minimum donation and will be displayed in restaurants.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America believes that all kids deserve a great future. Through the organization’s Great Futures Campaign, Clubs and supporters are working to mobilize the country around the critical issues facing America’s youth. Boys & Girls Clubs are committed to leading the way, assuring that every young person who enters a Club is on track to graduate from high school on time, and is prepared to succeed in college or a career, while demonstrating good character and living a healthy lifestyle.
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.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.
About Buffalo Wild Wings and Team Up for Kids
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD), founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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. Guests enjoy a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere that includes an extensive multi-media system for watching their favorite sporting events. There are currently more than 1,030 Buffalo Wild Wings locations in the United States, as well as in Canada and Mexico.
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