3rd Annual MacAttack Proves to be a Successful and Fun Event
● By Kathryn
Landon Minges with ECU Football Coach Ruffin McNeill
The Junior Women's Association presented the 3rd annual MacAttack Golf Tournament on Friday, June 1, 2012 at Brook Valley Country Club. A Tournament Kick-Off Dinner and silent auction was held on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Brook Valley Country club. The tournament benefits the Ronald McDonald House, which provides a temporary home away from home for families of seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment from area medical facilities.
ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
In 1973, Philadelphia Eagles football player Fred Hill and his wife, Fran, learned that their daughter, Kim, had leukemia. While traveling to Philadelphia for Kim’s treatments at the children’s hospital, they noticed other families who had children in the same situation. These families drove hours to the hospital to be with their children, sleeping overnight in waiting room chairs and eating from vending machines because they had no place else to go.
Fred Hill and his football team decided to build these families a “home away from home” in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Eagles partnered with local McDonald’s owners/operators to purchase and restore a house near the hospital where the families could stay. The house became the first Ronald McDonald House. Today 300 Houses exist worldwide, including ours here in Greenville, North Carolina!
The Greenville Ronald McDonald House opened its doors on Father’s Day in 1987. Families staying at the Ronald McDonald House can sleep in a warm Select Comfort Sleep Number bed, take a shower in their private bathroom, do laundry, and prepare and eat meals in a spacious, cheerful kitchen. They have access to a comfortable family room, a media/game room, a children’s playroom, a sunroom, a relaxing patio, and well-kept grounds. More importantly, families find the support of others who share the experience of having a very ill child. We provide a supportive, welcoming environment in our spacious and comfortable two-story, 15,000 square foot facility. For more information visit http://www.rmhenc.org .
ABOUT JUNIOR WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION
The Junior Women’s Association, established in 2010, is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. With over 150 active members and the first semester of our inaugural year complete we are already making an impact in the community through our dedication and WOMAN power! For more information please visit our Facebook page by searching Junior Women’s Association of Greenville, NC or visit our Blog or www.jwagreenville.com .
Plans are already underway for the 4th annual MacAttack. Whether you’re interested in participating in the tournament, becoming a sponsor, or simply volunteering your time, the support you give will go a long way in helping those who need it most. Visit www.macattackgolf.com to learn more.
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