July 16, 2013

A message from Mario

Thank you for joining me for the 5th Annual National Championship Classic Golf Tournament & VIP Mixer sponsored by McDonald’s of Lawrence benefiting the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Kansas and Mario’s Closet located at Lawrence Memorial Hospital! I’m thrilled and thankful for your involvement in this enjoyable and rewarding event in support of the Lawrence, Kansas community.

The mission of the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation is to create and support community-based programs that encourage positive development of youth through sports and education. We strive to empower, inspire and enabe youth to live healthy lifestyles, put education first and give back to the community. We encourage youth to stay positive and always remind them that in times of adversity, we must perform.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Kansas has provided aid to families with children receiving medical care in Topeka and Northeast Kansas since 1988. They have played a vital role in this community and I am honored to be able to support them this year.

Mario’s Closet is a large part of the vision I have for my Foundation. Being able to drive efforts that will provide support for cancer patients of the Lawrence community is one way I am able to give back to the community that rallied behind me, my teammates and my family during my time on the Kansas University basketball court.

I urge you to join me in recognizing the importance of giving back to others and I thank you for your ongoing support!


Mario Chalmers