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UPDATE: West Ottawa celebrates 'Spirit Bracket Challenge' victory
UPDATE: West Ottawa celebrates 'Spirit Bracket Challenge' victory

HOLLAND, Mich.-- Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar will reward the winner of its “Spirit Bracket Challenge” November 5.

The restaurant organized the friendly fundraising competition as a way to promote school spirit while helping a dozen local schools raise money for classroom supplies and school activities.

Kenowa Hills 6th grade/Alpine Elementary and West Ottawa High School were the last two competitors standing, besting ten other schools in the Teriyaki 12 and Spicy 6 fundraising rounds.  In the end, West Ottawa won the Flamin’ Finals.  In addition to the funds students raised throughout the competition, West Ottawa will get an additional $2,500 from Buffalo Wild Wings.  The school will be rewarded with a special check during its celebratory pep rally Tuesday, November 5.

“We were so lucky to have 12 upbeat and enthusiastic schools compete in the Spirit Bracket Challenge this year,” says Cheryl Moscato, vice president of marketing and advertising for JK&T Wings, Inc., a franchisee of Buffalo Wild Wings. “Buffalo Wild Wings was overwhelmed by the amount of school support and spirit that filled our restaurants during each night of the competition. We extend our congratulations to West Ottawa High School and look forward to the next Spirit Bracket Challenge!”

In addition to West Ottawa High School and Kenowa Hills 6th Grade/Alpine Elementary, West Catholic High School, Wyoming High School, East Kentwood High School, Grand Haven High School, Muskegon High School, North Oakview Elementary School, Northern Trails 5/6 School, Challenger Elementary School, Grand River Preparatory High School and Eagle Crest Middle School also participated in the Spirit Bracket Challenge. Each of these schools will keep the funds raised on their designated night for purchasing school supplies and classroom items.