The Prairie Winds Motorcycle Club held the 20th annual Ronald McDonald Ride today.
Pam Currie, president of Prairie Winds Motorcycle Club, " us with McDonald's, we hosted the 20th annual Ronald McDonald Ride. This year we had 90 riders join us this year. "
Currie added, "We have been hosting the Ronald McDonald Ride for 20 years and all the money goes towards the Ronald McDonald house in Saskatoon. 20 years ago we decided we wanted to do something fun for the community so we decided to host this ride and make it the cause for the Ronald McDonald house in Saskatoon. we knew somebody at the time that was in it and using it so we thought it was a great cause."
The total amount they raised was $5700.
Kelly Humphrey program coordinator for the Ronald Mcdonald House in Saskatoon, "The Ronald McDonald House is located in Saskatoon, close to the Royal University Hospital. It is a home away from home for families of kids who are receiving medical treatment in Saskatoon, it's for families who live more than 40km outside of saskatoon. The house serves the communities of Saskatchewan. That is why something like this is so cool because it's the communities outside of Saskatoon that help support the house. "
The house is not government funded and is 100% non-profit. McDonald's is their forever and founding partner and they do receive about 28% of their operating budget from McDonald's. All the rest of the money is fundraised and goes to the operating costs for the house.
Humphrey adds, " A big thank you to this motorcycle group, it's 20 years which its incredible for them to come out every year and support Ronald McDonald House with this ride. Also a big thank you to Pam Currie and all who helped organize this and to Tim and Chris the owners of Mcdonalds here in Estevan."