Sept. 16, 2011
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame hockey coach Jeff Jackson has issued a challenge to Fighting Irish hockey fans to vote for him as “the best-dressed man in a kilt” to help raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Michiana for the 2011-12 campaign.
As part of McDazzle 2011 “Men in Kilts,” Jackson is participating in the most important fundraising effort that is held for the local Ronald McDonald Family Room. The facility provides a free overnight stay at the Ronald McDonald House Family Room for the parents of critically ill children.
The head coach of the Notre Dame hockey team is one of 17 participants that have joined forces in this unique promotion in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Ronald McDonald charities in the South Bend and Mishawaka region.
“I need your help,” says Jackson, now in his seventh year as the Irish head coach. “As a contestant in the “Men In Kilts” fundraising effort to support the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Memorial Children’s Hospital, every vote I receive helps a family in need to an overnight stay at no cost.”
Jackson adds, “The Ronald McDonald Family Room provides a hospitalized child’s family all the comforts of home in close proximity to their child. Please help me with your vote ($50/vote) for this great cause. Vote now at the Men In Kilts website by clicking on this link: http://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/AuctionHome.action?vhost=meninkilts.
All Irish fans, and not just hockey fans, can help by casting a vote for Jackson as the best-dressed man in a kilt. The cost of the vote – $50 – with all proceeds going to help fund overnight stays for families at one of the three overnight facilities in the South Bend area.
Voting will end on Wednesday, Sept. 21 and Jackson is counting on all Irish fans to jump on board to help with this cause by casting a vote for him at www.meninkilts.org.
Every vote is tax deductible to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana and all the dollars raised locally stay in the Michiana community. Any parent with a hospitalized child under the age of 21 is eligible to use the Ronald McDonald Family Room.
Jackson and all of the other 16 “Men in Kilts,” celebrities will be part of the McDazzle 2011 festivities on Thursday, September 22 at the Gillespie Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn in South Bend, Ind. For more information on this event, go to rmhcmichiana.org.