DIBOLL, TX - McDonald's and Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) are rewarding Amelia "Nadia" and Gabriel "Brice" Munoz of Diboll with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Amelia and Gabriel, known as Nadia and Brice are brother and sister, who strengthen their relationship through shared experiences at the Houston Ronald McDonald House. They are one of five friendship duos that McDonald's USA has selected to participate in the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games. The ceremony will be seen by 80,000 spectators in Rio's famed Maracana Stadium and live by billions of television viewers worldwide.
Brice and Nadia Munoz were nominated by leaders at the Houston Ronald McDonald House as a pair that fostered a unique bond through their connection to RMHC.
McDonald's is hosting a Send Off party for Brice and Nadia on Saturday, July 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Come and congratulate Brice and Nadia at McDonald's located at 3301 South 1st Street, Lufkin, TX 75901.
"I am elated to host this event for Brice and Nadia at McDonald's. I am overjoyed when I see the community joining together for such a great cause. On behalf of McDonald's we would like to wish Brice, Nadia and their family a safe and enjoyable experience at the 2016 Olympics in Rio," said Troy Schuster.
Over the years, Nadia and Brice care for one another not only as brother and sister, but as two children who truly understand the struggles of one another's diagnosis. Their love for one another appears to offer healing and support not only for each other but for their family.
The 5 U.S. friendships pairs each formed bonds from shared experiences with RMHC and truly embody the spirit of friendship. For more than 40 years, the Charity has offered friendship and support to children (like our ambassadors) and families from around the world. To date, McDonald's has helped RMHC positively impact millions of children and their families, keeping them close to the care and resources they need.
In Rio, the friendship pairs will be led by some of the world's all-time greatest Olympians and their children including, U.S. Olympic gymnasts Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci and their 9-year old son, U.S. Olympic swimmer Dara Torres and her 9-year old daughter, and U.S. Olympic soccer player Julie Foudy and her 9-year old daughter and 8-year old son. Also, Olympians and their children from Australia, Brazil and Japan will participate in the program.
The McDonald's Olympics Kids Program demonstrates the brand's commitment to the Olympic Movement that focuses on building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport and core Olympic values, including friendship. Nearly 100 kids aged 8 to 12 years old will be participating from 20 markets across the globe. Each country will conduct their own local promotion to select kids to represent their respective country.