AIT Worldwide Logistics Orlando Sponsors 19th Annual Ronald McDonald House Golf Classic
The AIT-Orlando station recently extended its sponsorship support to the 19th annual FIRM (Fundacion Infantil Ronald McDonald) golf classic in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on March 19, 2011.
According to Brandi Hale, FIRM executive director, 180 golfers raised an overall net profit of $85,000 at this year's event, which featured a variety of high-value raffle prizes. The top 4 overall winners won an all expense paid trip to next year's Ronald McDonald House charity golf tournament in Costa Rica.
Funds raised at this tournament are used to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children.
"We had beautiful weather and lots of much-needed funds were raised," said Hale. "What a great event – thank you again, AIT, for your sponsorship!"
Hale reports that the charity also announced the opening of its first Ronald McDonald Family Room at a hospital in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, on April 1. This marks the charity's second site in Puerto Rico.
Casa Ronald McDonald has celebrated 5 years of serving more than 1,010 families of critically ill children in Puerto Rico.
Ronald McDonald Houses around the world offer families access to specialized medical treatment by providing a place to stay at no cost.