In Restaurant Pinup Program and Sales of Limited Time Only Sauces
Help Create Team Sports Opportunities for 37,000 Kids in 2015
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Buffalo Wild Wings® (NASDAQ: BWLD) announced that 1,050 of
its U.S. and Canadian-based restaurants, in partnership with Guests,
raised $1,131,585 during its annual fundraising promotion in October –
representing a 49% increase over last year. The donation will go towards
grants to help fund sports teams and facility improvement projects in
local Clubs, as part of the company’s Team
Up for Kids® mission.
Throughout October, Guests had the ability to purchase paper pinups in
restaurants for a minimum of $1 and could also donate by visiting www.buffalowildwings.com/giving.
Local company-owned restaurants that raised the most donations via
pinups included Duluth, MN, Spring, TX, and Lake Worth, TX and franchise
restaurants were Grand Forks, ND, Culpeper, VA, and Wilmington, NC.
For the first time, Buffalo Wild Wings also donated $1 from each
“Limited Time Only” bottle of Bourbon Honey Mustard and Ghost Pepper
sauce sold in restaurants during September and October. More than
$178,000 was generated as part of the fundraising promotion through the
sale of the two sauces, which were brought back to restaurants through a Twitter
vote among fans.
“We’d like to thank all of our loyal Guests who contributed to our
fundraiser this year through our pinup program, online donations and
sauce bottle sales,” said Mary Twinem, executive vice president and
chief financial officer of Buffalo Wild Wings. “Each year our Guests
rally around our Team Up for Kids mission, helping create new
opportunities for local Boys & Girls Clubs in communities across the
country and ultimately, giving more kids the opportunity to belong to a
team,” stated Twinem.
Buffalo Wild Wings has committed to helping more than 100,000 kids play
team sports by donating and raising more than $6 million for BGCA by
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100
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, more than 4,100 Clubs
serve nearly 4 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
About Buffalo Wild Wings and Team Up for Kids
Wings, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, 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. The
Buffalo Wild Wings menu specializes in 21 mouth-watering signature
sauces and seasonings with flavor sensations ranging from Sweet BBQ™ to
Blazin’®. Guests enjoy a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere
that includes an extensive multi-media system for watching their
favorite sporting events. Buffalo Wild Wings is the recipient of
hundreds of “Best Wings” and “Best Sports Bar” awards from across the
country. There are currently more than 1,130 Buffalo Wild Wings
locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines and the
United Arab Emirates.
Buffalo Wild Wings’ charitable giving mission – 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 $6 million for BGCA by 2017.
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.
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.
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
Heather Leiferman, 952-278-9553