Monday, August 10, 2009

NATB Announces Partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Ronald McDonald House Charities((R)) (RMHC((R))) announced a multi-year partnership with the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) that includes ticket donations to select Ronald McDonald House Charities in the United States and volunteerism by members of the NATB family. As of August 1, 2009, NATB members across the country have donated over 2,000 tickets to their local RMHC Chapters.

"We are proud to be associated with the NATB, which has approximately 175 member ticket brokers in the United States," said Marty Coyne, president and CEO of RMHC. "RMHC and our local Chapters rely on the generous donations of our corporate partners and NATB is providing valuable contributions in terms of volunteers and entertainment for our families. Our families are going through difficult medical situations with their child, and NATB is giving them a chance to relax and take their mind off their worries - if only for a few moments. This partnership is a natural extension of our mission to support families - both financially and emotionally - during a very difficult time in their lives."

In August 2009, NATB will commence their partnership by launching their "32 for 32" program. This three year initiative will donate 32 tickets for every NFL preseason game in each of the 32 NFL markets. NATB members will also donate tickets for other sporting events, concerts and the performing arts. Additionally, NATB members will donate 32 hours of volunteerism in each of those 32 NFL markets. And this is just the beginning, as other initiatives will be announced in the coming months. NATB also hopes to establish a unique ticket donation and volunteer program that encourages its members to get involved with local Ronald McDonald Houses and RMHC events in their community.

"The NATB is proud to partner with such an incredible organization. Several of our members have worked with Houses on a local level by donating tickets and volunteering to cook a meal. Now, we get to take it National and give back in a big way," said Tom Patania, NATB President. "When we first brought this opportunity to our board, the vote was unanimous. Our membership is completely dedicated to helping these kids and their families in any way we can."

The Ronald McDonald House program provides families with a "home away from home" while their children receive treatment in a nearby hospital or medical facility. Here, family members can sleep, eat, relax and find support from other families in similar situations. The House program allows families to stay together, which helps aid in the healing process. There are more than 287 Ronald McDonald Houses open in 30 countries and regions worldwide.

NATB Gives Back was formed by the NATB Board of Directors with the mission of making a positive impact in the communities which support its member businesses. NATB Gives Back endeavors to do this by providing leadership, programs, and education to the NATB members and by forging partnerships with charitable and community organizations.

Families who face traumatic illness need outlets to distract them, so they can just enjoy spending time together. NATB support of the Ronald McDonald House is a great fit. It's not always cash that does the trick, but a product that your company has in excess can add a little joy to someone's life, especially when they are experiencing difficult times.

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