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Buffalo Wild Wings is Teaming Up With Hoods For Heroes To Support Firefighters in Their Fight Against CancerO

Hoods For Heroes and Buffalo Wild Wings have teamed up for a special Home Team Advantage fundraising program until September 11 at its locations in Orange Park, River City Marketplace and Avenues Mall. During the promotion, the restaurants will donate 10% of dine-in and takeout sales to Hoods For Heroes when customers tell staff they are supporting the cause. At the conclusion on September 11, all three participating Buffalo Wild Wings locations will host an event in memory of the firefighters lost on 9/11.

“We are so excited about this partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings, especially because they are a long-time supporter of first responders,” said Jeff Rountree, CEO of Hoods For Heroes. “Not only are they serving up great food, but they are giving Jacksonville area customers the chance to support firefighters at the same time. That’s a pretty good combination.”

“All customers have to do is say they are here for the ‘Home Team Advantage Team C’ and we’ll take care of the rest,” said Brad Molle of Buffalo Wild Wings in Jacksonville. “We encourage everyone to spread the news on social media and word of mouth.”

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Additionally, there will be one-day events and happy hours at the three locations, as well as corporate offers for local businesses to support Hoods For Heroes, during the program.

Hoods for Heroes is a local non-profit organization that raises funds to purchase protective hoods for firefighters. The hoods protect firefighters from cancer-causing chemicals that have caused an epidemic of cancer among first responders. 

One in three firefighters can expect to be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime, and more than 60% of line-of-duty deaths are due to cancer. Hoods For Heroes has donated hoods to firefighters across Northeast Florida and around the state. It is currently expanding its efforts to go nationwide.

“I know firefighters will appreciate the support from Buffalo Wild Wings as we all work together to ‘Extinguish Firefighter Cancer’,” said Bill Hamilton, president of Hoods For Heroes. 

Buffalo Wild Wings is the largest sports bar brand int he U.S. Founded in 1982, there are currently more than 1,200 restaurants in 10 countries. Buffalo Wild Wings has donated more than $1 million to community organizations with its Eat Wings, Raise Funds and Home Team Advantage programs.

About Hoods For Heroes

Hoods For Heroes is a national non-profit with a passion for protecting the first responders. They were founded with the mission of providing life-saving equipment to the men and women of the fire service. Partnered with more 50 fire service-related and private organizations, HFH provides support, awareness and equipment to reduce the rate of cancer throughout the fire service. For more information, visit www.HoodsForHeroes.org or @Hoodsforheroes on social media.

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