Buffalo Wild Wings Support Local Boys & Girls Club
September 24, 2013
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By: Josh Sharrow
BUFFALO WILD WINGS Awards Sports Grants To
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE GREAT LAKES BAY REGION For Flag Football and Cheer leading New All Stars Program is focused on promoting youth sports and sportsmanship
Buffalo Wild Wings® has awarded a $2,000 grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Great Lakes Bay Region for an All Stars Flag Football and Cheer leading program this fall. As part of a larger commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) through its Team Up for Kids initiative, Buffalo Wild Wings has committed to a minimum of $650,000 to BGCA in 2013 to fund All Star programs around the country. The Club's program kicked off September 23, 2013.
The national partnership also includes education and training programs for administrators and volunteer coaches to use across all team sport programs through the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS). NAYS is a non-profit focused on creating positive and safe team sports experiences.
"It is incredibly important to teach our youth about the importance of team sports and sportsmanship at a young age," said Ginger Drzewicki of Boys & Girls Clubs of The Great Lakes Bay Region. "Through the All Stars program Buffalo Wild Wings is providing an opportunity for kids to enhance their social skills, actively participate in sports and create friendships and memories that last a life time. Our Club is excited to this season, and looking forward to recognizing the sports champion in every child."
"We are proud to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to create the All Stars program that will help teach sportsmanship and build self-confidence in young people through team sports," said Mary Twinem, Buffalo Wild Wings chief financial officer. "It is a priority for Buffalo Wild Wings to support our local communities and through this program we arc able to empower thousands of young people to be active and participate in team sports leagues." Buffalo Wild Wings expects to raise more than $1 million over the next two years through a variety of promotions including sauce and seasoning bottle sales as well as numerous in-store fundraising activities.
There are currently over 940 Buffalo Wild Wings locations across 49 states in the United States, as well as in Canada. Buffalo Wild Wings are committed to helping build communities where all kids can thrive, compete, and belong to a team. 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.
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Sharrow is the Sales Manager, columnist, writer, coffee maker for O.J. Advertising and an on-air personality for 98 KCQ.
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