Myron D. Witter Wins Imperial Valley Challenge,Â Receives Additional $1,000 Donation
BRAWLEY, CA â€“ Imperial Valley schools are â€œlovinâ€™ it!â€
Calexico McDonaldâ€™s restaurants owned by Jose Leon and El Centro and Brawley McDonaldâ€™s restaurants owned by Abelardo Martinez raised more than $5,700 for Imperial Valley schools.
El Centro, Brawley and Calexico McDonaldâ€™s restaurants hosted a month-long McTeacherâ€™s Night Challenge in February for 14 Imperial Valley schools.
Imperial Valley schools participating included: Sunflower, Martin Luther King, Jefferson Rockwood, Kennedy Gardens, Dool, Miguel Hildago, Myron D. Witter, J. W. Oakley, Mains, Blanche Charles, Phil D. Swing, Dogwood, Desert Garden and Imagine School.
Myron D. Witter Elementary won the Imperial Valley McTeacherâ€™s Night Challenge raising the most money with its fundraiser and received an additional $1,000 donation from McDonaldâ€™s owners Jose Leon and Abelardo Martinez.
As part of McTeacherâ€™s Night, a portion of McDonaldâ€™s sales during a two-hour period benefited each school. The schoolâ€™s principal and teachers â€œworkedâ€ at McDonaldâ€™s greeting customers, working the registers. Families of students and local school supporters visited McDonaldâ€™s and tipped their teachers to help raise funds.
â€œWe were delighted to bring this McTeacherâ€™s Night Challenge to Imperial Valley and work with our local schools to raise money for education,â€ said Jose Leon and Abelardo Martinez, McDonaldâ€™s owners. â€œWe take great pride as local business owners in giving back to our community.â€