Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego today announced the addition of the San Diego Zoo Kids channel on its in-room televisions. This is the first Ronald McDonald House to offer its guests this television broadcast channel, which features programming about unique and endangered animal species and is designed to entertain and educate guests about wildlife around the world. The San Diego Zoo Kids channel is funded by a generous gift by businessman and philanthropist Denny Sanford.
“Our San Diego Ronald McDonald House staff and volunteers work every day to provide care and comfort to families with a child in medical crisis,” said Chuck Day, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. “Thanks to San Diego Zoo Global, the San Diego Zoo Kids channel is just one more comfort we can offer to our families. When they turn on channel 22 at the San Diego Ronald McDonald House, they will enjoy incredible animal stories and videos from their own room.”
The channel features video from the San Diego Zoo’s famous Panda Cam as well as other live, online cameras, fun and educational pieces about a variety of animals and up-close video encounters of popular animals with the Zoo’s national spokesperson, Rick Schwartz.
“We have always believed in the importance of putting people in touch with animals as a way to conserve species,” said Doug Myers, president and CEO of San Diego Zoo Global. “San Diego Zoo Global has a wealth of animal stories and, through the generosity of Denny Sanford, we are able to make these stories available to the families and guests of the San Diego Ronald McDonald House.”
Contact: San Diego Zoo Global Public Relations, 619-685-3291, email@example.com