Bringing people together for the greater good is what ACN is all about.
Concord, NC (PRWEB) May 13, 2014
It was a picture perfect day to enjoy a round of golf at Trump National for the fourth annual Ronald McDonald House Celebrity Golf Tournament.
More than 140 golfers and celebrities from across the U.S. played in the tournament Monday, May 5, enjoying a round of golf at the prestigious Trump National Golf Club in Mooresville, NC, and raising much needed funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte – a home away from home for families with sick children. Celebrity captains included Matt Carroll, former Charlotte Bobcats, Michael Dean Perry, former Kansas City Chief and Greg Biffle, NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver, joined the 29 fivesomes to keep the competition lively.
The incredible day concluded with dinner and a reception featuring a silent auction and of course the grand finale check presentation. ACN was thrilled to present a check in the record-breaking amount of $228,750 to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, 100% of which goes directly to the House. It was truly a perfect ending to a great day of golf.
The annual tournament was made possible by Dish Network – the presenting sponsor – as well as other corporate sponsors and donations to ACN Global Reach Charities. ACN, Inc. is the primary donor to ACN Global Reach Charities and has long been a supporter of the Ronald McDonald House Charities and of the House in Charlotte. In 2008, the company chose Ronald McDonald Houses as its global charity and began collecting donations for the local Ronald McDonald House chapter at each of its quarterly training events held throughout the world raising millions of dollars for this worthwhile charity.
Mona Johnson-Gibson, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte stated, “We are so fortunate to have the support of ACN! We always have a blast at the events they host for us throughout the year but the best thing about them – they are focused on the families we serve. We couldn’t be happier by the generous donation that allows us to continue our mission of serving the families of seriously ill or injured children!”
“This tournament – bringing people together for the greater good is what ACN is all about. Being able to support an organization year after year whose main purpose is to provide families with the care and support they need and deserve during their darkest hours, is what keeps this tournament going and keeps us humbled. I would like to thank all of the sponsors, celebrities, golfers and volunteers who made this event not only successful but record-breaking. I am excited to see how we are going to make this bigger and better in the future!” said ACN Chairman and Co-Founder Robert Stevanovski.
For everyone involved Monday – it was more than just golfing with celebrities – it was about making a difference and impacting lives at the local level.
About ACN Global Reach Charities:
Founded in 2011, ACN Global Reach Charities is a non-profit organization with the mission of expanding the charitable efforts initiated by ACN, Inc. by providing focused management and increased fundraising efforts. The non-profit continually seeks out new opportunities to work with charitable organizations and is devoted to making improvements on a local level. Its grass-roots efforts have raised awareness in the Charlotte area and surrounding communities. In addition to its many efforts, ACN Global Reach Charities organizes and hosts the RMHC Celebrity Golf Tournament, an event designed to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. For more information on ACN Global Reach Charities, visit http://www.acncharity.com.
About the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte:
The RMH of Charlotte serves the families of children being treated at Levine Children’s Hospital and Hemby Children’s Hospital. Located at 1613 East Morehead Street on land donated by Carolinas Medical Center, the House features approximately 35,000 square feet of living space complete with 28 bedrooms (one family per bedroom/suite), providing more than 10,000 nights for the families. It also has a community kitchen, great room, library, playground and sitting porch. Construction began in early 2010 and the House accepted its first family in May of 2011. The RMH of Charlotte is an independent 501c3 charity managed by a local board of directors which oversee operation of the Home. The cost of building and operating the RMH of Charlotte is covered primarily by individual and corporate donations. Then RMH of Charlotte is funded, constructed and operated by the Charlotte community. The mission of the RMH of Charlotte is to provide the families of children being treated in area medical facilities with a safe, affordable and caring “home away from home”. For more information on RMH of Charlotte, please visit http://www.rmhofcharlotte.org.