Allen, McDonald’s Team Up To Bring Message of Education and an Active Lifestyle to the Dorchester Family YMCA

Allen assists Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Eastern New England in awarding grants to four Boston-area non-profits

Tony Allen

Tony Allen was in the house at the Dorchester YMCA on Wednesday to present a check on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
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BOSTON (May 30, 2007) - Boston Celtics guard Tony Allen teamed up with McDonald's® to speak to children about education and leading an active lifestyle at the Dorchester Family YMCA. Allen also helped Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of Eastern New England present grants to four local non-profit charities.

Allen spoke about the importance of getting an education and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle with youth. The Celtics guard shared examples of healthy living from his own personal training regimen, including tips on eating right and staying in shape. Allen also answered questions from the children, signed autographs and shot around with the group.

"Exercise and nutrition are not just a key part of my performance as a professional athlete, but also in everything I do off the court," Allen said. "Leading a healthy lifestyle is a major part of succeeding in life. In addition to being active, getting an education is the most important thing these young people can do."

Allen also assisted Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of Eastern New England in presenting grants divided between the Dorchester Family YMCA and the three other community charities in attendance, Dotwell, City Kicks and St. Mary's Women and Children's Center.

"Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England works to better the lives of children and their families by supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children," Charlie Winterhalter, President of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England and McDonald's Owner/Operator said. "Through the generosity of McDonald's Owner/Operators in eastern New England and our customers, these outstanding non-profit organizations will be able to continue to help children and families throughout Boston."

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