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McDonald’s Brings Afternoon Of Gospel Music, Fellowship And Fun To Taste Of Soul Family Festival

McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour merges local and national gospel artists to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — McDonald’s is bringing its Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour to the 10th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival on October 17, 2015. Southern California McDonald’s will join local gospel choirs with today’s biggest names in gospel music for a day of fellowship and fun for the community festival in Crenshaw. Hosting the tour is Stellar-nominated artist and radio personality Lonnie Hunter. Joining him on stage will be music director and songwriter Donald Lawrence, vocal powerhouse Yolanda Adams, evangelist and the “Rose of Gospel” Dorinda Clark-Cole, the incomparable choral-master Ricky Dillard, urban inspirational artist DeWayne Woods, Stellar Award nominee and BET’s Sunday Best season six winner Tasha Page-Lockhart and Christian comedienne Small Fire.

Back for its ninth year, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour focuses on the importance of giving back to the community by supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). In recognition of the Charity’s 41st anniversary, this year concertgoers will have the opportunity to learn about RMHC and the important role it plays in helping families heal and thrive in their local community and worldwide. Attendees will also be encouraged to support Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California by donating to help local families served by the Charity.

“Southern California McDonald’s is overjoyed to bring a little lovin’ to the Crenshaw community through the 2015 Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour,” said Clay Paschen III, McDonald’s owner/operator and president of the McDonald’s Operators’ Association of Southern California (MOASC). “The tour is just one way we are able to build on the support we provide to our local communities, as well as give back a little more lovin’ to our local Ronald McDonald House chapter.”

Locally, the Southern California Black McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association (BMOA), collectively and individually supports RMHCSC and its six Ronald McDonald Houses, the RMHC/African American Future Achievers Scholarship Program, and the community grants board – which has awarded funding to organizations like Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation, Challenger’s Boys and Girls Club, and the Brotherhood Crusade get funding from RMHCSC’s community grants board.

“Our local owner/operators are passionate about being an integral part of the communities we serve,” said Kiana Webb-Severlough, president of Southern California’s Black McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association. “Being able to bring the Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour to the community is just one example of the commitment we have to impacting our customers 365 days of the year.”

McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is an extension of the brand’s 365Black platform, an initiative that celebrates the pride, heritage and achievements of African-Americans year round. To learn more about the tour and the 365Black initiative, visit www.365Black.com. For more information on local gospel acts gracing the stage and details, follow @McDonalds_SoCal on Twitter and join the conversation at #365BlackGospel.

About Southern California McDonald’s
McDonald’s Operators’ Association of Southern California is comprised of more than 600 franchised and company-owned McDonald’s restaurants in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. For more information, visit http://www.mcdonaldssocal.com/, or follow us on Twitter (@McDonalds_SoCal).

About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. Through its global network of local Chapters in 60 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children’s programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs provide access to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better. For more information, visit www.rmhc.org, follow RMHC on Twitter (@RMHC) or like RMHC on Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHC Global).

The following trademarks used herein are owned by McDonald’s Corporation and its affiliates: 365Black, Inspiration Celebration, McDonald’s, RMHC and Ronald McDonald House Charities. © 2015 McDonald’s

SOURCE Southern California McDonald’s

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