Ronald McDonald House Charities hosted their first ever once-in-a-lifetime experience event & fundraiser, Grid Iron Grill. This evening featured a five course meal from the team at Zydeco and dinner with five professional football greats and their spouses! Guests had the opportunity to meet and dine with Drew & Mara Bledsoe (New England Patriots), Dan & Jeri Fouts (San Diego Chargers), Ken & Sheryl Ruettgers (Green Bay Packers) Gary & Lisa Zimmerman (Minnesota Vikings/Denver Broncos), and Kevin & Breanna Boss (New York Giants/Las Vegas Raiders/Kansas City Chiefs). These football greats all live in the Central Oregon area and shared with guests their experience in the NFL, life with a family as a professional athlete, and beyond!

This was the first event hosted at RMHC in Bend since it was newly renovated in 2022 after an extremely successful Capital Campaign. Beyond this incredible dinner and fundraiser, guests had the opportunity to see the house for the first time after the remodel. Penny Whipps, Director of Development – Central Oregon Ronald McDonald House Charities, shared that it would not be possible to give families a home away from home while their family members receive medical care without the support from this incredible community.

Thank you to RMHC for inviting Kendall Auto Bend to be a sponsor at your special evening, to all the guests for making it a fabulous event, and to the Football Greats & their spouses for joining us!