NY TRI-STATE McDONALD’S SPONSORS FIRST EVER NATIONAL LATINO GREEK STEP SHOW CHAMPIONSHIP...

NY TRI-STATE McDONALD’S SPONSORS FIRST EVER NATIONAL LATINO GREEK STEP SHOW CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

Demonstrating its commitment to higher education, McDonald's supports Latino collegiate extracurricular activities and also provides scholarships for college-bound Latino students


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ADVISORY for Saturday, July 20, 2002

WHO:

Collegiate Step Finalists from New York, New Jersey, Florida, and Illinois, McDonald’s representatives, McDonald’s Hispanic Owner/Operators, and as special guests, scholarship winners of the Ronald McDonald House Charities / HACER program.

WHAT:

The top 10 Latino college step teams across the country face off for the title of #1 Latino Stepping Fraternity and #1 Latina Stepping Sorority in the nation.

WHEN/ WHERE:

Saturday, July 20

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Lehman Center for Performing Arts – Concert Hall

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West

Bronx, NY 10468

WHY:

New York Tri-State area McDonald’s is proud to sponsor the Latino Step Championship Finals. McDonald’s, along with Urban Latino Magazine and LatinosStep.com (the tournament’s organizers) are committed to providing Latinos with access to higher education and gateways to opportunities. New York area McDonald’s and Ronald McDonald House Charities provide funds for the Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources (HACER) scholarship program, and this year alone granted $300,000 in scholarships to college-bound Latino students.

McDonald’s also supports LatinosStep.com’s commitment to education. Their website provides college information for Latino high school students who are considering going to college. LatinosStep.com also provides Latino student contacts on campus at universities listed on the site to help answer any questions or doubts students may have about college. Information on financial aid for Latino students is available on http://www.LatinosStep.com and http://www.McDonaldsNYmetro.com.

What is Stepping? Stepping is a complex performance involving synchronized percussive movement, singing, speaking, chanting, and drama. Step-shows have become a primary venue for expressing identity. The Stepping genre was originated by historically black Greek-lettered organizations and is now practiced in many African American, Latino, Asian American, and multicultural Greek-letter organizations. Latino Greeks are collegiate fraternities and sororities that that promote unity amongst their membership.

PHOTO / INTERVIEW OPS:

2002 Collegiate Step Finalists and Winners from New York, New Jersey, Florida, and Illinois, McDonald’s representatives, McDonald’s Hispanic Owner/Operators, and as special guests, scholarship winners of the Ronald McDonald House Charities / HACER program.

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CONTACT:

The Bravo Group

Cindy Pino

(212) 780-5358

or

The Bravo Group

Christina Costello

(212) 780-5408

or

McDonald’s Corporation

Alisa Getlin

(516) 568-4317

NY TRI-STATE McDONALD’S SPONSORS FIRST EVER NATIONAL LATINO GREEK STEP SHOW CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS