Burger Day success
May 22, 2012 7:48PM
The Glenview’s Plaza Del Prado McDonald’s and the Winnetka McDonald’s hosted four rival high schools April 21 and 22 that came together joining forces to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) at Burger Day Nine. Teens from Glenbrook North, Glenbrook South, New Trier and Loyola schools, worked together to raise money through corporate presentations for sponsorships, T-shirt sales and taking orders in the parking lot for one-dollar hamburgers during the event. All money raised went directly to the RMHC-CNI. The 2012 team took Burger Day to a whole new level, raising $56,000, exceeding their goal. The final count was 500 burgers ordered at Plaza and 112 at Winnetka. Inside the restaurant there was also a Burger Day Eating Challenge. On day one the GBS team ate 52 burgers at Plaza, and won the contest. On day two the Loyola team ate 54 burgers at Winnetka, and won over New Trier. The winners’ names will go on a beautiful Burger Day Nine Trophy.
Members of the 2012 Burger Team were Josh Tolmatsky, Mike Kessler, Evan Marinis, Johnny Cowhey, John Friesen, Jordan Sacks, Jacobe Wolfe, Brendan Hulseman, and Michael Nash. The Burger Day Team and the local McDonald’s Glenview and Winnetka owner/operators Mark and Jenny Freeman sponsored this event.
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