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WNY rallies to raise over $1.1 million during Give 716

Donations to various charities totaled $1,133,621.56

by Pegula Sports and Entertainment @PSE / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres Foundations have been blown away by the Western New York community's response to Give716. Kicked off by a $20,000 donation from Coach Sean McDermott and amplified by matching grants from many of our partner organizations, 7,334 people generously donated to Give716 and raised an amazing $1,133,621.56 for our local charities. Thank you Buffalo for doing what you do best - you are a truly amazing and supportive community. 

Special thanks to our partner organizations who went above and beyond to create power hours that matched fan donations, produced generous grants and engaged in creative promotions to benefit Western New York charities: 

  • Dave & Adam's Card World 
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York 
  • HUNT Real Estate & HUNT Mortgage 
  • KeyBank 
  • Moe's Southwest Grill  
  • M&T Bank 
  • Rachel's Mediterranean Grill 
  • Total Sports Enterprises 
  • Wegmans 

Thank you to all Western New York media outlets who supported Give716 and helped us spread the word. We could not have done this without you! 

The more than $1.1 million raised through Give 716 benefits 434 charities across Western New York, many of which have been affected by the COVID pandemic. Our goal with Give716 was simple: unite Sabres and Bills fans with the Western New York Community in an epic day of giving! Nonprofits deliver for our community every day, and we all came together as one team and became a symbol of generosity not only for our local community, but for the world.  

You did it. Thank you for making Give716 a tremendous success and Let's Go Buffalo! 

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