Ajo & Kinney McDonald’s hosts McTeacher’s Night Challenge | Events
You’ve probably seen a lot of “Harlem Shake” videos but this one has a purpose!!
Ronald McDonald, six Southwest Tucson schools and Tucson McDonald’s owner Travis Heriaud have teamed up to do the “Harlem Shake,” urging support for McTeacher’s Nights at Ajo & Kinney McDonald’s (4960 W. Ajo Way).
The video features Ronald McDonald dancing before cutting to an excited crowd of Southwest Tucson teachers, PTA members and families. In the final shot, Tucson McDonald’s owner Travis Heriaud urges support for McTeacher’s Nights, which will be held April 23 to May 8.
This is a dual purpose event – one, to celebrate the restaurant’s recent re-open and remodel and two, to help raise money for six local schools. The top school that raises the most money will each receive an additional $500 donation from McDonald’s owner Travis Heriaud. The event dates and participating schools include:
- Robles Elementary/Altar Valley Middle School – April 23
- Lawrence Elementary – April 24
- Banks Elementary – April 29
- Vesey Elementary – April 30
- Valencia Elementary – May 1
- Warren Elementary – May 8
As part of each McTeacher’s Night fundraiser, a portion of McDonald’s sales from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. will benefit each school. Each school’s principal and teachers will greet McDonald’s customers, serve food and sell cookies. Families of students and local school supporters are encouraged to visit McDonald’s and tip their teachers to help raise funds.
“Making this video was a fun way to call out support for our local schools,” said Travis Heriaud, Ajo & Kinney McDonald’s owner. “We hope the video goes viral and helps raise even more money for education.”
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