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.
Concord, NC (PRWEB) May 28, 2015
ACN, Inc. held their fifth annual golf event and raised $287,560 for the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte.
More than 140 golfers and celebrities from across the U.S. played in the Ronald McDonald House Celebrity Golf Tournament Monday, May 18, enjoying a round of golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Mooresville, NC, and raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte – a home away from home for families with sick children. Some of our celebrity captains included Carolina Panthers kicker, Graham Gano, Charlotte Hornets player Gerald Henderson, and former NFL player Donnie Shell.
The event concluded with dinner and a reception with a grand finale check presentation. ACN presented a check in the amount of $287,560 to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, 100% of which goes directly to the House.
The annual tournament’s Titanium sponsor was Dish Network, who works with ACN on offering satellite TV to ACN’s customers. Seventy-five total corporate sponsors and over 30 foursomes made this day possible. ACN, Inc. 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.
About ACN Global Reach Charities, Inc.
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.