ACN Global Reach Charities recently hosted its largest annual event, the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte Celebrity Golf Tournament. This year, presenting sponsor Dish Network and 75 corporate sponsors helped to raise a record $261,500 for local families.
All proceeds from the tournament go to the Charlotte chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities, the organization ACN selected as its global charity partner in 2008. The houses are a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill or injured children, providing home-cooked meals and a place to stay as they focus on their child’s health.
“We are so fortunate to have the support of ACN,” said Mona Johnson-Gibson, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. “We always have a blast at the events they host for us throughout the year, but the best thing about them is that they are focused on the families we serve.”
More than 30 foursomes, each led by a celebrity captain, took part in the sixth annual fundraiser at Trump National Golf Course in Mooresville, North Carolina. Ron Rivera, head coach of the Carolina Panthers, and Karen Jansen, LPGA teaching professional and Nike Golf Performance Specialist, were among the celebrities who donated their time to participate in the event.