The Central Coast Mariners will celebrate McHappy Day this Saturday 16 November when they host Adelaide United in round six of the Hyundai A-League at Central Coast Stadium.
With Ronald McDonald House as a charity partner of the club, the Mariners have a proud history of working with McDonald’s and McHappy Day to provide support for sick children and their families during testing times.
Central Coast Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp said it was an important opportunity for the club to be able to celebrate McHappy Day coinciding with a home match at Central Coast Stadium.
“The work we do as a club in the community is so important to us, and McHappy Day coinciding with Saturday’s game gives us a great chance to raise funds and provide support for sick children in the community.”
“Ronald McDonald House is such an important charity partner for us, and the support that they give children and families on the Central Coast is invaluable for those people.”
“Ronald McDonald House is very close to my own heart as they there for me and my family when we needed them and it made a huge difference for us, for which I will be forever grateful.”
CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern NSW Ross Bingahm said the Charity was grateful for the support of the club and community for McHappy Day.
“We’re excited to be celebrating McHappy Day on Saturday 16th November,” Bingham said.
“It’s the biggest annual fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities and is instrumental in helping the charity to make a big difference to the lives of seriously ill children and their families.
“We’re grateful for the support of the Central Coast Mariners and we hope the community head into their local McDonalds can dig deep to help raise as much money as possible to keep families close.”
The charity will benefit further, with a $2,500 donation being made by the Central Coast Mariners playing group from their FFA Cup Quarter Final win prize money.
Captain Matt Simon spoke about the importance of services such as the Ronald McDonald House Family Room in Gosford Hospital for local families.
“Services like Ronald McDonald House are so important to our local community, and provide valuable support to families in time of need,” he said.
“It’s crucial as a community club that we get behind them and support the work they do, and hopefully the donation we are making as a playing group can make a difference in someone’s life when they need it most.”
Hyundai A-League Round 6 |
Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United
Central Coast Stadium
Saturday, 16th November – 5pm kick-off