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Kaeding's Kicks to help Ronald McDonald House Charities and build a new house in San Diego

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
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    (San Diego, CA) (September, 2008) -- San Diego Chargers kicker Nate Kaeding
    (10) has joined forces with San Diego's Ronald McDonald House Charities
    (RMHC) to launch a new pledge-driven Kicks For Kids Program to build a new
    Ronald McDonald House, now under construction across from Rady Children's
    Hospital, and to support the families at Ronald McDonald House Charities

    San Diegans are asked to pledge any amount for each field goal kicked by
    Kaeding during the 2008 regular and post season games, or, fans can make a
    one-time donation. All contributions are tax deductible. Last year Kaeding
    kicked 24 successful field goals.

    "I'm asking the community to join me in making a pledge for every field goal
    I kick this season," said Kaeding. "Your pledge dollars will help give San
    Diego area families of seriously ill children a 'home away from home."
    Donations can be made by visiting the Kicks For Kids campaign website at
    www.sdkicksforkids.com or by clicking on the Kicks For Kids link from the
    San Diego Chargers website at www.chargers.com. Community members are
    asked to complete and submit an electronic pledge form found at the website.
    Contributors will be sent a field goal tally and pledge reminder email at
    the end of the season. For each pledge, Chargers fans will receive:

    * An official Kicks for Kids pin (for every pledge of $1 or more per
    field goal)
    * Entry into a drawing for:
    o A chance to win a big screen TV
    o 4 tickets to Sea World and 4 Dine With Shamu meals (Pledges of $2 or
    more per field goal qualify for drawing at end of season)

    In addition, every donor receives a window decal recognizing them as a
    supporter of Nate Kaeding's Kicks for Kids Program for RMHC of San Diego.

    Since opening its doors in 1980, San Diego's RMHC has provided more than
    100,000 nights of lodging for more than 10,000 families whose children face
    life-threatening illnesses and are receiving treatment at area hospitals.
    And yet, each month RMHC turns away 100 families because the need far
    outweighs the capacity of the House. The current house has only 12 rooms.
    The new Ronald McDonald House is a 65,000 sq. ft. facility that includes 47
    rooms, a kitchen and dining room for 100, a computer lab, classrooms, sport
    court, healing garden, beauty salon and fitness center to serve families. It
    will house families and serve as a day use facility for those with children
    in hospital treatment but not staying at the House. The House will be
    completed in Spring 2009.

    RMHC is a 501(C)(3) non-profit that receives 20 percent of its funding from
    local McDonald's Restaurant owners and operators. The remaining 80 percent
    needed to operate the house and serve families must be raised through
    donations from individuals and campaigns such as Kicks For Kids.

    For more information on Kicks For Kids, visit www.sdkicksforkids.com or call
    (858) 467-4750. ###

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