The Central Coast Mariners are pleased to announce that McDonald’s Australia have signed on as a Senior Partner of the club ahead of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 Season and Ronald McDonald House Charities® as official charity partner.
The McDonald’s logo will appear on the Mariners’ Hyundai A-League playing shorts until at least the end of the 2019/20 season. In addition to this, the Central Coast Mariners will solidify their support and commitment to Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) who assist families of seriously ill children.
The Mariners have enjoyed a long-standing-relationship with the Ronald McDonald Family Room® at Gosford Hospital. The new official partnership with the charity will allow the team to provide even more support of Ronald McDonald Room at Gosford Hospital and McHappy Day.
Ron Mussalli licensee and spokesperson for McDonald’s Central Coast restaurants said, “Football is a sport that so many people in this community are involved with and are passionate about, so we’re thrilled that McDonald’s and Ronald McDonald House Charities® are partnering with Central Coast Mariners.”
Central Coast Mariners CEO, Shaun Mielekamp welcomed McDonald’s into the Mariners Family and spoke about how the relationship will bolster the club’s existing community work at Gosford Hospital’s Ronald McDonald Family Room.
“I am personally thrilled by this partnership and know this is a great alignment of brands,” Mielekamp said. “The Ronald McDonald House is a very special cause and one that is close to my heart. You never know when you might need to call on a brilliant organisation like Ronald McDonald House in Gosford who were there for me and my family in a time of need.
“If it wasn’t for Ronald McDonald House I know that a very difficult time for me would have been much harder and whilst things worked out well, it is a very fond memory for my family being able to have the support and resources within the hospital to rely upon.
“At the core, we are a community club and to be able to partner with an iconic organisation like McDonald’s to strengthen our community work is really exciting,” Mielekamp said. “For years we have supported the children’s ward at Gosford Hospital through player visits and the giving of gifts, thanks to the support of McDonald’s and Ronald McDonald House Charities® we can continue to build on this.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the 17 McDonald’s restaurants on the Central Coast for instilling their belief in the Central Coast Mariners for the next two seasons,” Mielekamp said.