McTeacher's Night Prize

Flowing Wells Junior High is the winner of the Northwest Tucson McTeacher’s Night Challenge and received a $1000 check. The River Rd. McDonald’s event raised more than $3,800 for eight northwest Tucson schools.

From left to right: River Rd. McDonald’s director of operations Jerry Gehrke; Flowing Wells Jr. High volunteer Phyllis Clark and River Rd. McDonald’s manager Lucia Hernandez.

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McDonald’s restaurant, located at 2130 W. River Road, recently raised $3,800 for local schools as part of its grand opening celebration.

The restaurant, owned by Travis Heriaud, hosted the McTeacher’s Night Challenge fundraising for eight northwest Tucson schools, including:  Flowing Wells Junior High, Laguna Elementary; Carden of Tucson, Donaldson Elementary, Sonoran Science Academy (Elementary, Middle and High School), and La Cima Middle School.

Flowing Wells Junior High School won the “McTeacher’s Night Challenge” raising the most money with its fundraiser and received a $1,000 prize.

As part of McTeacher’s Night, a portion of McDonald’s sales during a two-hour period benefited each school. The school’s principal and teachers “worked” at McDonald’s greeting customers, working the registers.  Families of students and local school supporters visited McDonald’s and tipped their teachers to help raise funds.

 “We were delighted to bring this McTeacher’s Night Challenge to the northwest Tucson community and work with our local schools to raise money for education,” said Travis Heriaud, Tucson McDonald’s owner/operator. “Our family takes great pride as local business owners in giving back to our community.”

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