Chicago Red Stars Partner with RMHC-CNI

April 15, 2010

An article detailing the new partnership between RMHC-CNI and the Chicago Red Stars

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — The Chicago Red Stars of Women’s Professional Soccer are pleased to announce that Ronald McDonald House Charities=C2© of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) as the team’s newest Official Partner for the 2010 WPS season. Red Stars players will don the RMHC-CNI logo on the front of their home jerseys.

RMHC-CNI is an independence, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health, well-being and education of children through four Ronald McDonald Houses, a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and a Scholarship Program.

“We are thrilled by the new partnership with the Chicago Red Stars,” RMHC-CNI Chief Executive Officer Doug Porter said. “As an organization dedicated to keeping families together during their hours of greatest need, we are honored by the support from such a strong, enthusiastic team. We look forward to being a part of the games and helping cheer on our team. The Chicago Red Stars are truly helping to make a different in the lives of the children and families we serve.”

Each House provides a “home away from home” for families with hospitalized children. Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provides essential health services to children in underserved areas. And the RMHC-CNI Scholarship Program supports high-achieving, yet financially challenged, local students. RMHC-CNI’s most anticipated project is the 2012 debut of the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House, right here in Chicago (211 E. Grand Ave.).

“We are very excited to be partnering with Ronald McDonald Charities,” Red Stars General Manager Marcia McDermott said. “We are pleased to have this opportunity to bring additional awareness to their current fundraising efforts for the Grand Avenue house opening in 2012 and the great work they do for children and their families in our community. Besides the home jersey front, RMHC-CNI will have a presence at our games that will enhance the experience for Red Stars fans. And, we look forward to being an active participant in many of their community-based events. As a Women’s Professional Soccer team, we are not just elite athletes and an affordable entertainment option, but we are also committed to making a contribution to our community.”

RMHC-CNI’s Chapter office is based at 1900 Spring Road, Suite 310, in Oak Brook, Ill. For more information about RMHC-CNI, visit www.RonaldHouseChicago.org or call (630) 623-5300.

RMHC-CNI will be prevalent during Red Stars game days for the 2010 WPS season.

After any Red Stars goal, the McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It” jingle will blare throughout Toyota Park , and the McDonald’s Owner Operators Group will make a donation toward Red Stars Charity. Ronald McDonald himself also will be on hand during a number of Red Stars home games.

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