Soccer team serves at Ronald McDonald House

IN THIS PHOTO: Pictured at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi (RMHC MS) location in Jackson are Head Soccer Coach Matt Convertino, Catherine Petro, Skylar Schmidt, Elias Farias, Grayson Smith, Jaylon Robinson, Kaylan Green, Courtney Turner and Alex Howard. Members of the men and women’s teams served dinner to the residents of the RMHC in shifts on Tuesday, April 25.

On April 25, the Holmes Community College men and women's soccer teams took a break from spring training to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi (RMHC MS) in downtown Jackson. Holmes' players served dinner to the families and patients at the Ronald McDonald House, while also interacting with the residents. Head Soccer Coach Matt Convertino picked up the home-style food from Fresh Market Cafe, a portion of which the restaurant kindly donated to the cause.

"The Ronald McDonald House is such a worthy cause that when the opportunity arose to partner with them on this, we jumped right at it," Coach Convertino said. "They make such a difference in the lives of families whose children are being treated at Blair E Batson Children's Hospital as well as other local children's hospitals."

RMHC MS improves the well-being of children and families through programs that give comfort, compassion and care. The Ronald McDonald House opened its doors on May 1, 1989 and is located on the campus of University of Mississippi Medical Center. The two-story house serves as a home-away-from-home for 16 families who have children receiving specialized medical care throughout the Jackson metro-area.

RMHC MS Executive Director Ruth Ann Allen expressed her gratitude for the Holmes soccer teams' service and invited them to come back whenever they could.

For more information on RMHC MS, visit https://www.rmhcms.org/.

For more information about the Holmes Soccer Program, contact Coach Convertino at mconvertino@holmescc.edu or (601)605.3412.

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IN THIS PHOTO: Pictured at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi (RMHC MS) location in Jackson are Head Soccer Coach Matt Convertino, Catherine Petro, Skylar Schmidt, Elias Farias, Grayson Smith, Jaylon Robinson, Kaylan Green, Courtney Turner and Alex Howard. Members of the men and women’s teams served dinner to the residents of the RMHC in shifts on Tuesday, April 25.

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