On December 21, the Rotary Club of Addison gave the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas an early Christmas gift - a check for $170,000 from the proceeds of the 30th Addison Rotary Open, held on September 14, 2020.  
Amanda Hickey chaired this year's event.  "Chairing the 30th Addison Rotary Open was one of the most fun and exciting times I have ever had.  I am so honored to lead a fantastic group of volunteers who were determined to overcome COVID," said Hickey.  

In spite of the numerous obstacles from the COVID pandemic, Addison Rotarians united to carry out the open.  Thousands of North Texas families rely on the House when their children are critically ill.   Fully epitomizing the Rotary motto "Service Above Self", members persevered and developed new ways to safely hold the event while keeping a fun golf event.  

Mike Ray, President of Addison Rotary, said, "The team pulled together to make sure the families and children served by the House (Ronald McDonald House of Dallas) would not miss a beat!  In the past 12 years, our Rotary Club has raised over $2 million for the House.  Today is one more reason why I am extremely proud to be a member of Addison Rotary."

Ronald McDonald House of Dallas provides a home away from home for families with very sick children.  "In a year like 2020, the need has never been more acute and the way you came together and accomplished this feat, all of us at the House are so grateful for the efforts of Addison Rotary members.  You folks are just amazing!" said Jill Cumnock, CEO of the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.