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Sweet Treats for RMHCCI Springfield

Cookies from the Heart: Made Fresh Every Thursday!

Sweet Treats - Every Thursday for the last seven years, Carolyn Dennis fires up the oven at the Springfield Ronald McDonald House® to make cookies from scratch.There’s nothing more comforting than coming home to the smell of fresh baked cookies. And for Carolyn Dennis, providing those small comforts or touches from home is what it is all about. That’s why, every Thursday for the last seven years, she fires up the oven at the Springfield Ronald McDonald House® to make cookies from scratch. Some are old 4H recipes. Some are recipes she’s adapted over the years. All are looked forward to by guests… especially House favorites like her cowboy cookies and peanut butter bars.

“I started down at the House after I moved to Springfield,” shared Carolyn. “I was retired and recently widowed and a friend of mine recommended volunteering at the House. So I went down and filled out an application. They paired me with Reba. For many years, we worked together; I did the baking and she did the cooking.”

Sound like something you’d like to do? Or maybe you’d like to help us pay-it-forward in another way? We love our volunteers! So, here’s what you need to do to help out. Head over to our website and sign up to be our Guest Chef or download our volunteer application and tell us what you’d like to do. Simple as that! And yes, groups are welcome, too!

We can’t do what we do without YOU!

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3rd Annual Duck Derby Helps Keep Families Close to the Care They Need!

Join Us at Knights Action Park this Labor Day from 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) will host its 3rd annual Ducky Derby this Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2019, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Presented by HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital and hosted at Knight’s Action Park, 1700 Knights Recreation Dr., Springfield, IL. All funds raised through donations, sponsorships and duck number purchases will go towards supporting families served at the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois. Ducks will swim rain or shine! Gates open at 10:00 a.m.

The free event starts off with a Celebrity Ducky Derby at 10:45 a.m. Come watch as local politicians, servicemen/women, radio and news personalities, and various community leaders race their giant rubber ducks through a portion of the Wild River. The community Ducky Derby will take place after that at 11 a.m. where thousands of ducks are expected to be launched into Wild River. The race will last approximately 10 minutes, with the winners announced at 11:30 a.m.

First place in the Ducky Derby receives $2,500 cash. Second place receives a half-steer of Bunn Family Farms beef ($1,300 value). Third place receives a $1,000 County Market gift card. Plus, those that purchase their ducky numbers before August 23, will be entered into a drawing to win a $250 Visa gift card – an early incentive prize! Winners will be contacted immediately after the race and need not be present to win.

Single ducks can be purchased for $5 each at our website. Sponsor packages, ranging from $25 to $5,000, can also be purchased here. Participants can also download the Duck Derby entry flyer and mail their registration and money to the Springfield Ronald McDonald House® at: RMHCCI, 610 N. 7th St., Springfield, IL 62702. Ducks will be available to purchase at the Derby until 11:00 a.m as well.

In addition to Presenting Sponsor HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital, and prize sponsors BUNN and County Market, top sponsors include Silver Duck Sponsors Mark & Debbi Denzler and HSHS Medical Group and Duckling Sponsors OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois, Angie Acakpo-Satchivi, and Eck, Schafer & Punke, LLP.

For additional information, direct questions to Kelly Thompson, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, at 217-528-3314 or kt@rmhc-centralillinois.org.

3rd Annual Labor Day Ducky Derby September 2, 2019

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) held their annual Labor Day Ducky Derby on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Knight’s Action Park. Funds were raised through donations, sponsorships and duck number purchases, which went towards supporting the families served at Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois.

Families and individuals were invited to attend this event and watch the Ducky Derby free of charge. Duck numbers were purchased online or by mailing in the bottom portion of a tear off flyer with check. Flyers can be downloaded and printed out below. Duck numbers are $5 each, with packages of 6, 13, 30 and 50 ducks available for purchase.

Winning ducks from the 2019 Ducky Derby are:

1st Place: Kim Luz from HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital - 2002
2nd Place: Chris Rennison - 2959
3rd Place: Susie Dorton - 2112
Last Place: Patricia Schaefer - 805

Contact the Springfield office at 217-528-3314 X 145 with any questions.

The Celebrity Ducky Derby Winners were:

1st Place: Doug Knight
2nd Place: Tom Arnolts
3rd Place: Jody Thomas

Videos and Pictures from the 2019 Ducky Derby

More videos from the Ducky Derby can be found at our Facebook page...



More photos from the Derby can be found at our Facebook page...

Event Information

Date

Monday, September 2, 2019

Time

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location

Knight’s Action Park
1700 Knights Recreation Dr.
Springfield, IL  62711

Schedule

A celebrity duck derby will take place at 10:45 a.m. featuring local politicians, servicemen/women, radio and news personalities, community leaders, etc. Waterpark tickets are not required to watch the Labor Day Ducky Derby. The waterpark will open at 10:00 a.m. the day of the derby, and discounted admission of  will be offered with proof of duck chance purchase.

Questions can be directed to br@rmhc-centralillinois.org.

This event is presented by HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital, and is hosted by Knight’s Action Park. Knight’s Action Park is located at 1700 Knight’s Recreation Dr., in Springfield Illinois.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) will hold their annual Labor Day Ducky Derby on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Knight’s Action Park.

25th Annual Ronald McDonald House® Golf Classic June 10, 2019

Join us on Monday, June 10, 2019 for the 25th Annual Ronald McDonald House® Golf Classic at Piper Glen Golf Club! Registration is open here: rmhc-centralillinois.org

We are seeking sponsors, players and donations of raffle and silent auction items from now until May 31st. Please consider participating this year at a sponsorship level, or gather a team of four golfers. As a sponsor and/or participant, you will help our charity keep families close at a critical time in their child’s life. Complete your sponsorship and register yourself or your team today! You can register and find out more information online, or give us a call at 217-528-3314.

When & Where

Date
Monday, June 10, 2019

Time
8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location
Piper Glen Golf Club
7112 Piper Glen Dr.
Springfield, IL 62711

Golfers at 2018 Golf Classic

Golfers at 2018 Golf Classic

About
We will have two flights again this year– an 8:00 a.m. morning and a 1:00 p.m. afternoon flight!
(we will make every effort to accommodate your flight preference)

Schedule of Events:
6:30 a.m. – Check-in for AM flight (includes continental breakfast)
8:00 a.m. – Shotgun start for A.M. Flight
11:30 a.m. – Check-in for PM flight
12:00 p.m. – Buffet lunch (both AM & PM golfers)
1:15 p.m. – Shotgun start for P.M. Flight
5:00 p.m. – Cocktail hour (all welcome; time approximate)

Scramble format, prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, course games, mulligans, plus raffle and silent auction!

4th Annual Glow Run 5k May 3, 2019

Join us for the 4th Annual Glow Run on Friday, May 3, 2019, presented by the RMHCCI Teen Counci!

Proceeds from the run support the House and the families we serve! At the House we provide families with the essentials of home for as long as they need, at no cost to them. Support of our Glow Run through sponsorships, donations and participation directly impacts our charity and those we serve!

*Please note this is a fun run/walk, not a competitive one!

Date and Time: Friday, May 3, 2019. Check-in starts at 7p.m., race starts at 8 p.m.

Location: Hope Pavilion in Southwind Park 4965 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62703
What to wear: Course will be covered in black lights, so white and neon colors are recommended. You’re welcome to bring glow sticks and similar items! Have fun with it!!

Fee: $30 for Adults 18+ (includes t-shirt, and swag bag), $20 for students ages 12-18, kids 12 and under FREE ($10 for a t-shirt)

Proceeds: All proceeds from this event go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois

What to wear: Course will be covered in black lights, so white and neon colors are recommended. You’re welcome to bring glow sticks and similar items! Have fun with it!!

Please note that shirts can not be guaranteed for registrations after April 22nd.

2018 Holiday Wishlist

We need your help to restock our House with some special items this holiday season! You can help brighten the day of a family at the House with your gift this year! See below for items needed!
Questions? Contact Brian Replogle at br@rmhc-centralillinois.org or 217-528-3314 x147

Help up restock our House for our families this Holiday season!

Dishes break, fabric stains, items wear out... We could use your help to restock the items we regularly use! Continue reading

2018 Day of Change

2018 Day of Change

Support our families on October 15th for our 2018 Day of Change!

Day of Change is a day to highlight how small change makes a big difference! On the Day of Change we ask everyone to bring their spare change to a local McDonald’s donation box. That change helps us keep families together at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois. The nickles, quarters and dimes donated at McDonald’s restaurants provide mothers, fathers, grandparents and siblings a home away from home while their loved one is hospitalized

Collect your spare change today from couch cushions, your car, your wallet– anywhere you find it! On Saturday, bring it to any McDonald’s in Springfield to help support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois! Want to know how your spare change makes change? Watch the video below to learn how your support makes an impact in the lives of families in our community.

 

2nd Annual Labor Day Ducky Derby

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) will hold their second annual Labor Day Ducky Derby on Monday, September 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Knight’s Action Park.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) will hold their second annual Labor Day Ducky Derby on Monday, September 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Knight’s Action Park. Funds raised through donations, sponsorships and duck number purchases will go towards supporting the families served at the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield, Illinois.

Families and individuals are invited to attend this event and watch the Ducky Derby free of charge. Duck numbers can be purchased online at rmhc-centralillinois.org or by mailing in the bottom portion of a tear off flyer with check. Flyers can be downloaded and printed our below. Duck numbers are $5 each, with packages of 6, 13, 30 and 50 ducks available for purchase. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winning ducks, and will be announced immediately after the race. Winners and contestants need not be present to win or participate. All duck numbers purchased by August 25th are entered to win an additional $500! 

This event is presented by HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital, and is hosted by Knight’s Action Park. Sponsors include: NewsChannel20, Neuhoff Media, SpringfieldMoms.com, Gem PR and Media, Alex Preston/Adlexx, Carpenter's Local 270 and Express Employment Professionals! Knight’s Action Park is located at 1700 Knight's Recreation Dr., in Springfield Illinois. Additional information and Frequently Asked Questions are available online at rmhc-centralillinois.org/ducky-derby.
This event is presented by HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital, and is hosted by Knight’s Action Park.

When & Where

Date

Monday, September 3, 2018

Time

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location

Knight's Action Park
1700 Knight's Recreation Dr.
Springfield, IL  62711

About

A celebrity duck derby will take place at 10:45 a.m. featuring local politicians, servicemen/women, radio and news personalities, community leaders, etc.  Waterpark tickets are not required to watch the Labor Day Ducky Derby. The waterpark will open at 10:00 a.m. the day of the derby, and discounted admission of $21.99 will be offered with proof of duck chance purchase.

A celebrity duck derby will take place at 10:45 a.m. featuring local politicians, servicemen/women, radio and news personalities, community leaders, etc.

24th Annual Ronald McDonald House Golf Classic

Join us on Monday, June 18, 2018 for the 24th Annual Ronald McDonald House Golf Classic at Panther Creek Country Club!

We are seeking sponsors, players and donations of raffle and silent auction items from now until May 31st. Please consider participating this year at a sponsorship level, or gather a team of four golfers.  As a sponsor and/or participant, you will help our charity keep families close at a critical time in their child's life. Complete your sponsorship and register yourself or your team today! You can register and find out more information online, or give us a call at 217-528-3314.

When & Where

Date

Monday, June 18, 2018

Time

8:00am to 6:30pm

Location

Panther Creek Country Club
3001 Panther Creek Drive
Springfield IL 62711

About

Again this year we will have two flights-- an 8:00 a.m. morning and 1:15 p.m. afternoon flight!
(we will make every effort to accommodate your flight preference)

Schedule of Events:
6:30am - Check-in for AM flight (includes continental breakfast)
8:00am - Shotgun start
11:30am - Check-in for PM flight
12:00pm - Buffet lunch (both AM & PM golfers)
1:15pm - Shotgun start
5:00pm - Cocktail hour (all welcome; time approximate)

Scramble format, prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, course games, mulligans, plus raffle and silent auction!

3rd Annual Glow Run 5k

Join us for the 3rd Annual Glow Run on Friday, May 11, 2018! Proceeds from the run support the House and the families we serve! At the House we provide families with the essentials of home for as long as they need, at no cost to them. Support of our Glow Run through sponsorships, donations and participation directly impacts our charity and those we serve!

Date

Friday, May 11, 2018

Time

7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location

Southwind Park
4965 S. 2nd St.
Springfield IL 62703

About

Register today for the 3rd Annual 5k Glow Run/Walk presented by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois Teen Council!

*Please note this is a fun run/walk, not a competitive one!

Date and Time: Friday, May 11th, 2018. Check-in starts at 7p.m., race starts at 8 p.m.
Location: Hope Pavilion in Southwind Park 4965 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62703
Fee: $30 for Adults 18+ (includes t-shirt, and swag bag),  $20 for students ages 12-18, kids 12 and under FREE ($10 for a t-shirt)
Proceeds: All proceeds from this event go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois
What to wear: Course will be covered in black lights, so white and neon colors are recommended. You're welcome to bring glow sticks and similar items! Have fun with it!!
Please note that shirts can not be guaranteed for registrations after April 27th.

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