STAMFORD, CT - Buffalo Wild Wings® has awarded a $2,000 grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of Stamford for an Allstars Flag Football 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 Flag Football program will start on October 1st.
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 Mike Cotela, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Stamford. “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 get this season started, 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 are 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.