The Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House is kicking off the giving season with its annual gala and awards ceremony, A Few Good Men, on Thursday, September 20, 2018. This year’s event at Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, California will honor eight distinguished gentlemen from the Inland Empire who have made an impact on the communities of the Coachella Valley in which they live and serve.
The Class of 2018 honorees, hand selected for their years of volunteer and philanthropic service to the region, include: Jack Srebnik, Restaurateur; Frank Harrison, President of General Air Conditioning and Plumbing; Dean Rathbun, Partner-United American Mortgage Corporation; V. Manuel Perez, Fourth District Supervisor; Adolfo Iniguez, Morning Show Host-Programing and Production Director; J. David Miller, Founder & Head Coach of the SoCal Coyotes; Joel B. Johnson, Esq., Attorney at Law; and Darrell Mike, Tribal Chairman 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians.
The event, co-chaired by Bruce and Ann Piller of La Quinta, will include a red carpet entrance, entertainment, cocktails, silent and live auctions, and delicious food. Those interested in supporting the event can contact Penelope Sachs at 909-747-1262 or purchase tickets online at www.rmhcsc.org/inlandempire/events. Table sponsorships, program ad placements and other sponsorship opportunities are still available.
“Romans 12:8 instructs us to respond to those in need with great acts of mercy, to contribute generously and with zeal, and to offer cheerfulness and support to all who are hurting. That describes these great men around me – and the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities,” said David Miller, Founder and Head Coach of the SoCal Coyotes. “We are so humbled to be included. I’m very grateful for my wife Laurie Beth and all of our children, who share a relentless commitment to offer love and comfort to those in need throughout our community.”
The Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House works to keep families close to their critically-ill children – located steps from Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, the House allows families to access critical medical care while ensuring they have a warm nurturing, caring, environment and safe place to stay. The Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for these families and serves 54 families nightly. Guests have access to a private guest room, private bathroom, and share common areas such as living room, kitchens, dining rooms, refrigeration, activity rooms, library, laundry room, business center, backyard play space and much more.
Since opening on September 12, 1996, the House has served more than 23,000 family stay requests from Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Of all the families served from Riverside County, 48% are from the Coachella Valley. For more information, please visit http://rmhcsc.org/inlandempire.
For more than 35 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California (RMHCSC) has been dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children and families across Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. RMHCSC helps families with critically-ill children stay together, connecting them with others facing similar challenges through its six Ronald McDonald Houses® in Bakersfield, Loma Linda, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Orange and Pasadena and two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms®. One of the few chapters to operate a cost-free, medically supervised Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times®, RMHCSC helps children with cancer and their siblings rediscover childhood and develop the self-esteem and self-efficacy often lost as a result of the disease. More information about RMHCSC and its programs can be found at www.rmhcsc.org.