Faced with a child's illness, life can stop overnight and parents enter a world of fear and worry. For parents who do not live close to the medical care their child needs, there is an added stress. Distance. Most families have to travel hours for treatment. Living expenses quickly add up. Long drives, lost jobs, worried siblings, sleeping in cars. Being far from family and friends. These are extra burdens no family should have to experience.
The Central Texas Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms provide a comforting "home-away-from-home" for families to stay so they can fight their child's illness or injury together. Our Happy Wheels Carts stroll the hospital hallways bringing complimentary items to families waiting by their child's hospital bedside. RMHC of Central Texas also supports families who have lost a child through the Healing Hearts program, which provides burial assistance and bereavement support.
The BCS Classic is honored to team up with Rich Froning, American Professional CrossFit athlete known for his achievements participating in the CrossFit Games, to raise funds for RMHC of Central Texas. Rich became the first person to win the title "Fittest Man on Earth" four times with his first- place finish in the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 CrossFit Games. In 2015, 2016 and 2018, he led Team CrossFit Mayhem Freedom to the first place finish in the Team category in the CrossFit Games and claimed the Affiliate Cup.