ISELIN, N.J., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area today announced that it has received a contribution of $31,185 from Madison Square Garden Entertainment as part of McDonald's longstanding partnership with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Ronald McDonald House Charities is one of the 21 organizations that partners with the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit charity that works closely with all areas of The Madison Square Garden Company, including MSG Entertainment, which produces the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles.
"Through McDonald's longstanding partnership with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, we are honored to be able to continue to support Ronald McDonald House Charities, one of the partner organizations that works with the Garden of Dreams Foundation," said Don Simpson, executive vice president of production, MSG Entertainment. "The Christmas Spectacular is all about creating memories that last a lifetime and the donation gives us the opportunity to give back to the community by providing these children and their families with unforgettable opportunities that they may not have been able to experience."
"We are most thankful to Madison Square Garden Entertainment for its generous donation and for its continued support," said Christopher Perry, Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area's Executive Director. "With this support, we are able to continue providing college scholarships to needing and deserving students, community grants to organizations serving children-in-need and also grants to five Ronald McDonald Houses in the New York metropolitan area, which are homes away from home for seriously ill, hospitalized children and their families."
The donation of a portion of the ticket revenue from the Christmas Spectacular and other programs is to assist the Ronald McDonald House Charities mission to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.
About MSG Entertainment
MSG Entertainment (www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com) is one of the country's leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in the Company's diverse collection of venues. These venues consist of Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, the Chicago Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, CA, and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area
For over 20 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area (www.rmhcnytristate.org) has been creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Their signature programs include scholarships to help provide access to a college education for students who need and earn it, and community grants to support a variety of local children's charities in the areas of medicine, crisis intervention, social and civic services, education, and the arts. The organization also provides needed support to 5 Ronald McDonald Houses, which are "homes away from home" allowing families to be with their hospitalized children for extended periods of time.
SOURCE Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area