Photo 1 – (Left to right) McDonald’s owner/operator Cort Norman, Rockette, o/o Jack Bert, Brooklynette, o/os Cathie and Richard Perna, Brooklynette, Ronald McDonald, Rockette, RMHC Board President Michael Anderer, RMHC Executive Director Christopher Perry.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA) raised over $70,000 at its annual Lou Damiano Golf Outing on August 8 at the Paramount Country Club in Hudson Valley. New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores, Brooklyn Nets forward Anthony Bennett, The Rockettes, the Brooklynettes and FOX 5 sportscaster Duke Castiglione were among the 160+ guests who attended the event along with local McDonald’s franchisees and supporters.
Photo 2 – (Left to right) Rockette, Brooklynette, RMHC Executive Director Christopher Perry, New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores, Brooklynette and Rockette.
“We exceeded our fundraising goals this year thanks, in large part, to our long-time donors and new celebrity supporters,” said Christopher Perry, Executive Director of RMHC-NYSTA. “We’re pleased to see this event continue to grow and attract the participation of so many high-profile individuals who believe in our mission.”
Photo 3 - The evening dinner following the all-day golf outing attended by RMHC supporters, McDonald’s franchisees and celebrities.
The funds raised will go towards RMHC-NYTSA’s mission of finding, creating and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. The organization’s signature programs include college scholarships, community grants to children’s charities and five local Ronald McDonald Houses, which allow families to be with their hospitalized children for extended periods of time.
The event also honored local Westchester McDonald’s franchisee Peter Samaha for his contributions to RMHC-NYTSA, which span nearly three decades.
Photo 4 – (Left to right) Ronald McDonald, Brooklyn Nets Anthony Bennett, RMHC Board President Michael Anderer and McDonald’s owner/operator Peter Samaha.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area
For over 20 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area has been creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Their signature programs include scholarships to help provide access to a college education for students who need and earn it, and community grants to support a variety of local children’s charities. The organization also provides needed support to five Ronald McDonald Houses, which are “homes away from home” allowing families to be with their hospitalized children for extended periods of time. To learn more about the organization, please visit www.rmhcnytristate.org.