Minnesota Professional Athletes Celebrate Donation of TVs to Ronald McDonald House

September 18, 2018 05:48 PM

Families staying at any of the Ronald McDonald Houses in the Twin Cities can now watch their favorite Minnesota sports team from the comfort of their own room.


Tuesday afternoon, Kyle Rudolph with the Vikings, Ryan Suter with the Wild, Josh Okogie with the Timberwolves and Justin Morneau with the Twins helped celebrate a generous donation from the television brand, TCL.

The company donated 77 brand new, smart TVs, one for every room and common area at the four Ronald McDonald Houses in St. Paul and Minneapolis.

"A donation like that makes a huge difference in the lives of those who call Ronald McDonald House home," said Jill Evenocheck, CEO & President of Ronald McDonald House Charities Upper Midwest. "We serve 5,400 families a year. We try to make each house a home and this is one of the ways we can do that."

Rudolph adds the importance of the televisions, as the weather plays a factor in the patients' free time. 

"Especially here in Minnesota, for a good part of the year we're stuck inside and we don't have the ability to get outside so it's awesome TCL is providing these TVs for these kids and their families," added Rudolph.

After the presentation, each of the four athletes stuck around and joined several children to play video games on the new TCL televisions.


Tim Vetscher

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