This past weekend, McDonald’s New York Tri-State area restaurants gave 100 young soccer enthusiasts and their families an experience they’ll never forget at a soccer clinic at the Indoor Sports Pavilion in Randolph, New Jersey. During the event, 100 local children aged 6 to 10 practiced their favorite sport and received tips from soccer professionals. All participants received three tickets to attended the USA vs Turkey soccer match the next day at the Red Bull Arena.
As part of McDonald’s ongoing commitment to the communities where they do business, Ana Madan and Celeste Quintana, local McDonald’s owners, made a $5,000 donation to the Claudio Reyna Foundation, which promotes an active lifestyle and education through soccer among the children in our region. Josh Morgan and former USA World Cup soccer player, Jimmy Conrad, representing the Claudio Reyna Foundation also attended the event.
In addition at the soccer clinic, McDonald’s conducted a series of workshops for the attendees led by certified nutritionist Sandra Arévalo, who provided some helpful tips for healthy living, including how to mix and match different McDonald’s menu options. For instance, Happy Meal choices such as the apple slices, the low fat milk, or the upcoming arrival of, Strawberry Go-Gurt (low fat yogurt) available in restaurants beginning next month.
Twenty-two of the children who participated in the soccer clinic were selected to be part of the McDonald’s Player Escort program during the USA vs Turkey match that took place the following day (Sunday, June 1). The Player Escorts had the chance to walk hand in hand with the biggest soccer figures from the United States and Turkey, as they entered to the soccer field at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.
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