BUFFALO WILD WINGS FOUNDATION
We fuel champions of the next generation
At Buffalo Wild Wings, we believe there is a champion in every child and are committed to helping build communities where all kids can thrive, compete, and belong to a team.
YOUTH ACCESS TO SPORTS
Studies show that team sports have a tremendous impact on youth and their social, emotional and physical development into adolescence and adulthood.
Playing on a sports team teaches kids the skills to succeed on the field and compete in life. However, organized sports teams are expensive to launch and manage. Expenses like uniforms, equipment and transportation often mean that many children in underserved communities lack the opportunity to participate in sports leagues and benefit from skills learned through team sports. Playing on a team hits close to home as it reflects two of our brand values – sportsmanship and community. Our sports bars are a place where friends and fans alike can create legendary experiences. And for many kids, legendary experiences both on and off the playing field act as a foundation for important life skills. Through our support of youth access to sports, we’re helping kids realize the value of being a team player and fostering strong community connections.
Buffalo Wild Wings has a passion for sports and believes every kid deserves the chance to play. We are determined to close the access gap and allow as many children as possible the chance to become a champion. The funds we raise go directly back into local communities, providing capital improvements to sports facilities, uniforms, equipment, transportation, staff, coach training and certification and more.
In 2013 we partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs to create ALL STARS sports leagues that are designed to expose kids to the benefits of participating in team sports and belonging to a team.
Through the partnership, many Clubs receive coaching and training resources, uniforms, and grants to fund sports leagues and off-set costs associated with transportation and infrastructure.
We’ve provided more than 600,000 children the chance to participate in football, basketball, soccer, cheerleading, dance and step.
Team Up for Kids is the BWW Foundation annual sports bar fundraiser. All funds raised help provide access to sports teams & programs through partner organizations.
Buffalo Wild Wings Foundation is a proud supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada.
EAT WINGS, RAISE FUNDS
We recognize that needs can vary greatly from one community to another. That’s why we’ve created a program that allows each of our restaurants to help raise funds for organizations in their local community. With our Eat Wings, Raise Funds. program, when you dine, we donate. Since its inception, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants have donated more than $1 million to local organizations that assist youth and families in need, military families and disaster relief efforts.
EAT WINGS, HELP THE TEAM
Buffalo Wild Wings® believes that teamwork builds the foundation for a successful community and our goal is to help make your community the best place to live, work, play and dine. Eat Wings, Help the Team is a way for your team to earn funds to benefit your program, all season long! Let’s keep our community working and playing together.