Throughout the 2022-23 athletic season, fans of the Bowling Green State University Falcons and University of Toledo Rockets collected aluminum pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio. RMHC uses aluminum pull tabs to offset the cost of the food pantry for families staying at RMHC.
Bowling Green State University fans donated tabs throughout the football, basketball, volleyball, and hockey seasons at the Doyt L. Perry Stadium, Stroh Center, and Slater Family Ice Arena.
University of Toledo fans donated tabs throughout the football, basketball, and volleyball seasons at the Glass Bowl and John F. Savage Arena.
“Northwest Ohio is an extraordinary community that passionately supports children and families. The Bowling Green State University and University of Toledo students, fans, and supporters have made a profound impact on the mission of RMHC, enriching the lives of children and families in remarkable ways.”
– Chad Bringman, Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio
“Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio provides a great service to our communities and their families in the moment of greatest need. I have family members who benefited directly from these services during moments of great crises,” said Director of Athletics and Recreation Derek van der Merwe. “It is an honor to partner with RMHC to not only generate awareness and understanding of this program but also to assist in generating revenue.”
– Derek van der Merwe, Director of Athletics and Recreation, Bowling Green State University
“Ronald McDonald House Charities provides a great service to the Northwest Ohio community and their families. We are happy to lock arms as Team Toledo and support our community members in need.”
– Bryan Blair, Vice President and Director of Athletics, University of Toledo
“BGSU Athletics is proud to partner with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio and support the mission to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. This past year our fan base jumped in with both feet by donating their tabs at all of our venues. We even had fans bring bags of tabs from home to help support this amazing cause. We are honored to be part of the tab partnership with RMHC of Northwest Ohio and look forward to supporting this cause for many more years to come”.
– David Anderson, General Manager, Falcon Sports Properties
“UT Athletics is honored to partner with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio, an amazing organization that supports so many families in our community each year. We look forward to continuing to share RMHC’s powerful story to Rocket Nation for many years to come!”.
– Rob Rice, General Manager, Rocket Sports Properties