Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse & Buffalo Wild Wings Team Up to Form Sports Teams for Club Youth

$2,000 grant will support football, dance and cheer teams to inspire healthy, active lifestyles

March 6, 2017 [SYRACUSE, NY] – Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse has received a $2,000 grant from Buffalo Wild Wings® through its Team Up for Kids® mission to form three sports leagues for Club youth: football, dance and cheer.

“We are thrilled to participate in the ALL STARS program, which motivates kids and teens to lead a healthy lifestyle through team sports,” said Patrick Driscoll, executive director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse. “Early education and active programming is essential for today’s youth and these teams will help our Club members develop strong sportsmanship and greater self-esteem along the way.”

Created by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and national partner Buffalo Wild Wings, the ALL STARS program is dedicated to helping build a healthier future generation. Currently, 1 in 3 youth is obese in the United States, and team sports offer a fun and rewarding way for kids and teens to develop more active lifestyles.

“We believe there is a champion in all youth,” said Brian Adydan, general manager, Camillus B-Dubs RESTAURANT. “We are excited to team up with the Boys & Girls Clubs to create an environment where Syracuse kids and teens can thrive, compete and belong to a team.”

Buffalo Wild Wings has helped tens of thousands of kids and teens play team sports at Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. Guests of Buffalo Wild Wings help support Buffalo Wild Wings’ commitment through donations from sauce bottle purchases and through in-restaurant fundraising events where guests can get a limited-edition wristband with a minimum donation of $5. All money raised goes to support the Boys & Girls Clubs and the ALL STARS program.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse:

Since 1892, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse has enabled thousands of young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  Serving more than 1,000 youth, ages 5-19, at four Club houses and two school-based sites; the Clubs provide a safe environment, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship and high impact after-school youth development programs proven to have a positive impact on their lives. Learn more at BGCSyracuse.org. Connect with us at Facebook.com/BGCSyracuse, Twitter.com/BGC_Syracuse, or Instagram.com/BGCSyracuse

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