Southern California McDonald's and SeaWorld(R) Join Forces to Help Seriously Ill Children and Their Families

LOS ANGELES, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California McDonald's restaurants have once again partnered with SeaWorld® San Diego to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California (RMHCSC), a non-profit organization that provides comfort, care and support to children and families throughout the Southland.  

From now until the end of September, McDonald's customers can receive a voucher that allows them to buy one adult admission ticket at a kids price and get one kid's ticket for free at SeaWorld.  A donation of $1 will be made to RMHCSC for each coupon redeemed.

"We are both thrilled and proud to partner with SeaWorld to provide our customers with a great value, beyond our menu board, while supporting our charity of choice," said Neal Ruby, McDonald's owner/operator and president of the McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California (MOASC).

"We are truly thankful that McDonald's and SeaWorld have teamed up to support our organization in such a significant way," said Nicole Rubin, chief executive officer of RMHCSC. "These funds will allow us to continue to serve children and families in need of the various services we provide."  

For more than 30 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California has been dedicated to creating a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy through the operation of Ronald McDonald Houses in Loma Linda, Los Angeles, Orange, Pasadena and Bakersfield, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, a Community Grants Board and four scholarship programs. 

SeaWorld San Diego is one of 10 Worlds of Discovery operated by Busch Entertainment Corporation, the family entertainment division of Anheuser-Busch InBey.

Other Worlds of Discovery include SeaWorld parks in Orlando, Fla. and San Antonio; Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa, Fla. and Busch Gardens Europe in Williamsburg, Va.; Discovery Cove in Orlando; Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa. near Philadelphia; Aquatica, SeaWorld's water park in Orlando; and water parks Adventure Island in Tampa and Water Country USA in Williamsburg.  Worlds of Discovery, based in Orlando, play host to more than 25 million guests each year and employ more than 21,000 people nationwide. 

MOASC is composed of more than 600 franchised and company-owned McDonald's restaurants in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.

For more information on how Ronald McDonald House Charities provides comfort, care and support to children and families in Southern California, visit www.rmhcsc.org or www.twitter.com/RMHC_SoCal.

Contact:

Monica Pallan/Liz Santos


Porter Novelli


(323) 762-2500


mpallan@porternovelli.com



SOURCE Southern California McDonald’s



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