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Corporate partners pledge nearly $250,000, call on community to join them on 716 Day
Give716, Western New York’s communitywide day of giving, gets underway at 7:16 p.m. Thursday. Several local companies are joining the Buffalo Bills and Sabres in calling upon the community to support local charities.
Six companies, together with the Buffalo Bills and Sabres Foundations have already committed almost $250,000 in pledges:
Additionally, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Rachel’s Mediterranean Grill will have in-store initiatives to benefit Give716. Total Sports Enterprises and Wesley Clark & Peshkin will also be contributing with unique programing.
The Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres are now calling upon the community to join in donating beginning Thursday evening. The first 2,000 people who log onto Give716.org and donate $71.60 or more will receive an exclusive Give716 T-shirt featuring the Bills and Sabres logos. Additional incentives will continue throughout the day on Friday, with online power hours, donation matching and grants for local charities. More information will be announced throughout the event on Bills, Sabres and One Buffalo social media channels.
Donations to Give716 will support more than 400 charities across Western New York, many of which have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the public will have the option of donating to the Give716 general fund, or directly to a charity of their choice. All donations can be made online at Give716.org. Give716 will begin at 7:16 p.m. July 15 and run through 11.59 p.m. Friday, 716 Day.
Per Pegula Sports & Entertainment, “The goal of Give716 is simple: to unite Sabres and Bills fans with the Western New York Community in an epic day of giving! Nonprofits deliver for our community every day, so let’s come together as one team, for one day, and become a symbol of generosity not only for our local community, but for the world. Give716 will bring together individuals, groups and businesses in support of any nonprofit headquartered or providing services in one of eight counties to include Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua.
“Let’s Go Buffalo! Do what you do best!”
For more information, visit Give716.org.
Pegula Sports & Entertainment (PSE) streamlines key business areas across all Pegula family-owned sports and entertainment properties, including the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits, Rochester Americans, Rochester Knighthawks, LECOM Harborcenter and ADPRO Sports. PSE aims to be a leader in the sports and entertainment industry by bringing together the individual resources, capabilities and talents of each of its entities to create a cohesive and sustainable brand that together represents the Pegula family’s interest. PSE’s mission is to achieve long-term success through teamwork while constantly striving for excellence and placing fans first in all it does to ensure brands create memorable experiences.