Coyotes Renovate Apartment for Ronald McDonald House

Monday, 06.09.2014 / 7:06 PM
Dave Vest

GLENDALE – Volunteers from the Arizona Coyotes Foundation, formerly Coyotes Charities, last week completed work on a Coyotes-themed apartment at the Ronald McDonald House in Phoenix.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix is a welcoming "home away from home" for families with children facing medical challenges, providing an atmosphere of comfort, hope and courage.

Using $20,000 donated by Coyotes fans during an in-game telethon last March 15th on FOX Sports Arizona, volunteers painted and filled the empty apartment with new tile flooring, furniture, appliances, flat screen TVs and Coyotes artwork and knickknacks. In addition, each room featured one accent wall painted in Coyotes red.

"We did as much as we can to really make it feel like home," said Kimberly Trichel, the Executive Director of the Arizona Coyotes Foundation.

Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc and goalie Mike Smith were on hand to officially cut the ribbon on the finished apartment and to welcome the family to its new home.

"Kimberly and her staff did an unbelievable job to revamp this apartment," Smith said. "I know this family that moved in is very excited about it."

The Arizona Coyotes Foundation would like to thank R & M Painting, Spencers TV & Appliance, Ashley Furniture, Mark Wold and Coyotes fans for their assistance in this project.

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