Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Nevada (RMHC® Northern Nevada) and the Reno Aces are teaming up for “Bad Songs For A Good Cause,” a promotion during the August 22 game against the Iowa Cubs at Aces Ballpark.
“Bad Songs For A Good Cause” hopes to draw attention to the non-profit’s purpose of housing families with children in local hospitals by allowing spectators to assign bad, annoying or cliché songs to opposing players as they go to bat.
“We want Aces fans to know it only takes a small act to affect change for families in our area, whether that be purchasing the song you just can’t stand in an effort to rattle the other team or by making small donations when you can,” said Marty Ozer, RMHC® Northern Nevada’s executive director.
“Bad Songs For A Good Cause” gives attendants the opportunity to select from a list of 100 suggested “bad” songs for $5 per at-bat session. As musical preferences are highly personal, spectators are also able to choose a song of their own for $10.
Proceeds go toward RMHC® Northern Nevada’s mission of creating and supporting programs that directly improve the health and education of children.
In 2013 alone, the organization served 160 children at the Reno House, provided 104 scholarships to northern Nevada students and served 222 children in the Ronald McDonald Family Room® located in Renown Children’s Hospital.
“Many people know about our house, but they don’t always understand how exactly we help families,” said Ozer.
“If playing a few cringe-inducing tunes that bring out the competitive nature of Aces fans encourages a few of them to learn more about our mission, we’ll consider it a win regardless of the scoreboard,” Ozer concluded.
Start time for the Friday game is 7:05 p.m. Representatives from RMHC® Northern Nevada and the Reno Aces will be on-hand to answer questions and handle song transactions. For additional information or media inquiries, email Rachel Gattuso at [email protected] or call 775-322-4663.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Nevada (RMHC® Northern Nevada) creates and supports programs that directly improve the health, education and well-being of children and families. Our programs deliver stability and resources to families so they can help their children heal and keep their children healthy. The Reno Ronald McDonald House® is home-away-from-home for up to 12 families at a time. The children we serve suffer from medical conditions ranging from premature babies in need of extended hospital stays, to children suffering from injuries caused by accidents, and children with serious ailments such as cancer, diabetes or pneumonia. The House is just one of the programs and services provided by RMHC® Northern Nevada including the Travel-for-Treatment Program, The Ronald McDonald Family Room®, The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and the RMHC® U.S. Scholarship Program. For more information, visit www.RMHC-Reno.org, follow us on Twitter (@RMHCReno) or like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHCNorthernNevada).
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.