Friday, August 21, 2009

Dalton Represents McDonald's at Largest Back to School Event in Southeast

Historically the Dalton Agency has been very involved when it comes to special interests such as charities and philanthropies. The agency is currently involved with several organizations such as Ronald McDonald House Charities in three markets and is the agency of record for the American Heart Association.

Recently we had the opportunity to represent McDonald’s of Central Florida along with Prestige Health Care at the largest back to school charity event in the southeast; Healthy Heroes Back To School Bash at Amway Arena onAugust 8, 2009. This was the second year that McDonald’s has sponsored the event that has grown exponentially since is creation 5 years ago. The event actually doubled in size from last years!

Here is a snap shot of what transpired:

  • 120 volunteers assisted at the day of the event.
  • Over 25,000 thousand in attendance which was more than American Idol
  • Just under 10,000 back packs distributed
  • Hundreds of immunizations and school physicals
  • Over 40,000 various types of school supplies
  • Hundreds of hair cuts
Orlando Sentinel, Sun Sentinel, and Fox 35 all covered the event.

Major Sponsors of the event included: Prestige Health Care, McDonald’s, The Orlando Magic, Pepsi, The Christian Service Center, The Fun Spot, The City of Orlando, Wal-Mart, The Orange Blossom Family Health Center, Central Florida Family Health Centers, Orange County Public Schools.

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