> Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in Starkville and Columbus have scheduled a Community Day on April 22 to support the Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle.
> The April 22 Community Day at both BWW restaurants will bring together numerous government and business sector partners to raise money and awareness for the Boys and Girls Club and offer a variety of activities for the public. BWW restaurants nationwide are hosting similar events on April 22, said Jeff Ousley, director of operations for the franchise group that includes the Golden Triangle-area restaurants.
> “The Community Day is part of the national ‘Team Up for Kids’ initiative sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of America,” Ousley said. “Locally, we want to do our part to support the club’s good work with youth across the Golden Triangle.”
> Nationally, the BWW “Team Up For Kids” initiative is seeking to raise $5 million for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America to encourage youth participation in team sports. All money raised through Community Day events at the Starkville and Columbus BWW restaurants will help support the work of the local clubs.
> Community Day events at both the Starkville and Columbus BWW restaurants include:
> · Fund-raising at both restaurants for the Boys and Girls Club – The restaurants will donate 10 percent of all sales on April 22 to the Starkville and Columbus clubs.
> · Activities for families and children at both restaurants from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., including inflatable jumpers for children, safety demonstrations by local public safety agencies, games, photo opportunities with costumed characters and more.
> · The chance to meet local Boys and Girls Club staff and members to learn about the Club’s work with area youth and membership opportunities
> Several businesses, agencies and individuals in Starkville and Columbus are partnering with Buffalo Wild Wings to support the Community Day event, including the following:
> · Starkville – Chick-fil-A, Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, Hungry Howie’s Flavored Crust Pizza, Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, Pita Pit, GameStop, the Veranda, Lowe’s, Applebee’s, Pepsi-Cola, Stromboli’s Italian Eatery, the Book Mart and Café, Oktibbeha-Starkville Emergency Response Volunteer Services (OSERVS), the Starkville Police Department, the Starkville Fire Department and Chellie Herrington and Skip the therapy dog.
> · Columbus – Serendipity, Logan’s Roadhouse, The Lodge, the Masker Social Club at Mississippi University for Women, Samsung, Reed’s, Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, Malco Theaters, Deep South Pout, Park Place, Sweet Pepper’s Deli, Chili’s, Applebee’s, the Lost Pizza Co., Pepsi-Cola, the Columbus Police Department and the Columbus Fire Department.
> “So many businesses, agencies and individuals have joined with us to make Community Day a true community event in both Starkville and Columbus,” said Ousley. “We appreciate their participation and willingness to work together toward a most worthy cause that will help develop youth in our communities.”
> More information about Buffalo Wild Wings’ national “Team Up for Kids” initiative and Community Day can be found online by visiting the restaurant’s national website at http://www.buffalowildwings.com or by calling the Starkville restaurant at (662) 324-4494 or the Columbus restaurant at (662) 245-1171.