Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C. law firm
Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C. Law Firm

Zarwin Baum Gears up to Participate in the 2020 Philalympics

Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C. Law Firm Continues Long Tradition of Assisting Ronald McDonald House in PA

PHILADELPHIA, PA / ACCESSWIRE / June 19, 2020 / Ronald McDonald has a long history of helping families of hospitalized children with housing, practical support, and other forms of assistance. The charity, which got its start in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1974, now operates in well over five dozen nations and regions, offering houses, family rooms, and Care Mobile services to people of all ages and walks of life. Zarwin Baum is proud to be a long-term donor and participant in Ronald McDonald’s programs and is gearing up to help sponsor Ronald McDonald’s Philalympics event this year.

What is the Philalympics?

The Philalympics is an event in which corporate teams sign up to compete in games and events such as trivia, jump rope, tricycle races, and other team cooperation activities. The winning team is crowned the “Phunnest” and all proceeds from the event are donated to Ronald McDonald families in the Philadelphia area. The 2020 Philalympics is tentatively scheduled for August 26, 2020. It’s a one-day event with all competitions and award ceremonies taking place in the afternoon.

There are several ways in which companies can sponsor the upcoming Philalympics event. Some companies opt to donate the money from the corporate budget; in other instances, company employees work together to raise funds for their participation in the event. Corporate sponsors can opt to become Gold Team Sponsors, Silver Team Sponsors, or Bronze Team Sponsors. Each package comes with its own benefits and perks as well as spectator tickets so family members and friends of employees taking part in the event can join in the fun. This year, the Ronald McDonald Philalympics is aiming to raise $50,000.

Zarwin Baum Philalympics Sponsorship

Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C. Law Firm was one of the founders of the Philalympics event and has been an active participant since the event’s inception. Working together with other leading Philadelphia companies, the firm not only sponsors the event, but also encourages other local companies to join in the fun. In 2017, the event set a record by raising over $55,000 for the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia, which Zarwin Baum expects to break this year as the official page for the event has a goal of raising $50,000. As of June 10, no money has been raised although donations are certainly expected from long-term sponsors such as Zarwin Baum.

“The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House is an institution in our city,” said Zarwin Baum managing shareholder Mitchell S. Kaplan. “It is amazing to see local companies respond, give back, and work together as well as against each other in a little friendly competition during the Philalympics, to ensure the success of such an incredible cause.” Photos of the Zarwin Baum team geared up and ready to participate in the event make it clear that the sponsorship isn’t just about helping those in need, although that’s certainly an important part of it. Company participants enjoy their time together as they work with their colleagues to overcome a range of challenges. What is more, the event provides networking opportunities for local companies that come together to make their part of Pennsylvania a better place.

How are the Philalympic Funds Used?

All the money raised from the Philalympic annual competitions is donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region. The money is used for the charity’s programs in the city.

Zarwin Baum and Ronald McDonald

Participating in the annual Philalympics competition isn’t the only way in which Zarwin Baum helps Ronald McDonald reach its mission goals. The firm’s employees have also participated in Ronald McDonald’s “Guest Chef Night”, cooking dozens of meals for families and Ronald McDonald volunteers. The meals not only offer nourishment but also as an encouragement to stressed-out families caring for one or more sick children and busy volunteers who spend their days helping families of hospitalized children. Zarwin Baum also uses its August Denim Day to support Ronald McDonald houses throughout the city.

Zarwin Baum Calls for Help

Zarwin Baum puts a premium on community service and attorneys from the firm serve as board and/or committee members not just for Ronald McDonald, but also for other charities in the Greater Philadelphia area. The Ronald McDonald has a special place in Zarwin Baum’s heart as the firm’s attorneys continually look for ways to help Ronald McDonald with its important work of assisting Philadelphia families during difficult times.

Zarwin Baum is officially asking other local companies to join the action and participate not just in the upcoming Philalympics but also other programs and fundraising events that Ronald McDonald is organizing in 2020 to raise funds for its cause.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region receives 90% of the funding it needs from corporate sponsorships. Without the assistance of generous corporate sponsors in the local area, families with children in the hospital would have to struggle with grocery shopping, finding hotel accommodations, and making important medical decisions while trying to figure out how to pay hotel bills. That is why Zarwin Baum is not only committing to participate in the upcoming Philalympics challenge, but also encouraging other companies to do so as well. The event has had as many as twenty local teams, but there is room for plenty more as there are undoubtedly plenty of local businesses that have yet to discover all that the Philalympics has to offer. As Zarwin Baum attorneys and others spread the word, there is hope that the event will break records in terms of funds raised so that Ronald McDonald can continue the great work it does in the Philadelphia region.

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