Community Members are invited to join the celebrations and help raise funds On Wed., April 17th, the Mankato, Hutchinson, & Owatonna Buffalo Wild Wings® restaurant will host Community Day 2019, an annual celebration that raises funds for local kids as part of the Buffalo Wild Wings Team Up for Kids® mission. Boys & Girls Club of Mankato will receive 10 percent of total restaurant sales and 100 percent of Guest donations made on April 17. “We are excited to partner with BWW on April 17.
It is partnerships like this that allow us to serve kids and live out our mission to enable all kids, especially those who need us most to meet their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens,” said Erin Simmons, Director, Boys & Girls Club of Mankato.
Community members are invited to join in special in-restaurant activities, including:
• Visit & meal for the Club Kids at the Mankato location at 4:30pm
• Mascot Appearance at the Mankato location from 4-7pm
“Our annual Community Day allows us to further our mission of helping more kids play team sports by supporting local Clubs in more than 1,000 communities where we do business,” said John Bowie, chief operating officer, Buffalo Wild Wings. “The activities planned in-restaurant along with the critical funds we are able to raise for our local Boys & Girls Clubs, make Community Day an event we look forward to each year.”
Buffalo Wild Wings’ Team Up for Kids mission and partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America supports youth sports through ALL STARS grants for flag or tackle football, basketball, cheer, soccer, dance and step programs at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. On Community Day 2018, Buffalo Wild Wings, and its Guests, raised more than $765,000 marking the largest donation from this event since the annual fundraiser began in 2014. We invite the Mankato, Hutchinson, & Owatonna communities to join us on April 17, 2019 to help top last year’s total.
Buffalo Wild Wings has committed $21 million to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in support of youth sports by 2020. For more information, visit www.buffalowildwings.com/giving.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,300 Clubs serve four million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.
About Buffalo Wild Wings and Team Up for Kids
Buffalo Wild Wings, founded in 1982, is the largest sports bar brand in the United States. Globally, BDubs has more than 1,200 restaurants in 10 countries. Buffalo Wild Wings is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit BuffaloWildWings.com and InspireBrands.com.
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 $21 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.