Aug. 31, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -
Notre Dame men's basketball coach Mike Brey is issuing a challenge to all Fighting Irish fans in an effort to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Michiana.
As part of McDazzle 2010 "Men in Kilts," Brey is participating in a fundraising effort that will provide a free overnight stay at the Ronald McDonald Family Room for the family of a critically ill child. Brey is among 12 participants who have joined forces in this unique promotion in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Ronald McDonald charities in the South Bend and Mishawaka region.
Irish fans can help by casting their vote for Brey as the best-dressed man in a kilt. The cost of a vote -- $50 -- with all proceeds helping fund an overnight stay for families at one of the three overnight facilities located in the South Bend community.
Brey is hoping that all Notre Dame fans will help in this cause. As part of his challenge to the Fighting Irish community, the Irish coach has added an incentive if he is the leading vote getter. Should he receive the most votes, Brey will coach the first half of Notre Dame's first exhibition game of the 2010-11 campaign wearing a kilt.
Irish fans can help this special cause by voting for Brey at www.meninkilts.org.
Every vote is tax deductible to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana and all dollars raised stay in the local Michiana community. Any parent with a hospitalized child under the age 21 is eligible to use the Ronald McDonald Family Room.
Brey and all 11 other Men in Kilt celebrities will be part of the McDazzle festivities on Thursday, Sept. 30 at Gillespie Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn in South Bend, Ind. For more on the event, go to www.rmhcmichiana.org.
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