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
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.