LINTHICUM, M.D., April 15th, 2013— NFM, Inc. is proud to  have sponsored and participated in the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore’s Red Shoe Shuffle 5k Run and Walk on Sunday, April 14th at 9 a.m.

The Red Shoe Shuffle is an annual fundraiser in April. It is a 5k run/walk that begins and ends in front of the Ronald McDonald House. Last year was the inaugural year of a tradition that hopefully will become an annual event in Baltimore. Over 1,300 people participated last year– it was an enormous success.

The Red Shoe Crew is a group of young professionals and students aged 22-39 in the Baltimore, MD and surrounding area associated with the Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore. The group volunteers at the House, hosts networking and social events for its members, and raises money for the House.

The group concentrates its efforts in 3 core areas: Service, Social, and a Signature Event. The Crew hosts breakfasts, dinners and activity hours for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
NFM, Inc. has been involved with this charity since 2009.Currently, 37 employees and family members of NFM, Inc. have joined a team. NFM, Inc.’s Human Resources Director, Bernadette is heavily involved in this organization and the Red Shoe Shuffle 5k run and walk.

Bernadette, the incoming Red Shoe Crew President, said, “NFM, Inc. is excited to be part of such an amazing organization. Over the years our staff has continued to get involved with the house and have been eager to help out in any way. We are looking forward to this years’ shuffle and helping the house get a new shuttle to help transport families to and from local hospitals.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore
Part of an international network serving children and families in 54 countries, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore is an independent, locally funded and controlled Chapter of one of the world’s most recognized and respected philanthropic organizations.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities is a non-profit corporation run by a small staff and volunteer Board of Directors. The enthusiastic participation of men and women from all walks of life makes the house “work.”

Support in the form of time, talents, funds, and materials are important to the running of the facility, and have come from individuals, businesses, fraternal, and community organizations. The compassion of these men and women has resulted in a haven that shelters families and sees them through a period of unthinkable stress. We are supported by local donations, managed by a local Board of Directors and all monies donated go directly to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore and its programs.

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LINTHICUM, M.D., March 4th, 2013—NFM, Inc. is proud to announce that the Lutherville-Timonium Recreational Council (LTRC) Basketball Team 11 Philadelphia Warriors are now regular season and tournament champions.

The Philadelphia Warriors are a boys team aged 11-12 who practice and play in Lutherville-Timonium. They were regular season champions before they entered they played their championship game against the Baltimore Bullets. Although the Warriors were undefeated, the game was close with a final score of 36 to 34. The Bullets took an early lead and looked as though they might be the first team to defeat the Warriors this season. The Warriors remained patient and managed to keep pace with the Bullets by pulling together as a team and devising a good offensive and defensive strategy. They ended up pulling ahead of the other team, and when the Bullets weren’t able to make the shot that could have tied the game. Every team member made a substantial contribution to this win and the overall wins during the season.

Scott Menegatti, the lead coach, said, “The great thing about this team was that everyone seriously contributed to the team at multiple times during the season. A big thanks to all of the parents and my wife for your support bringing the kids to and from practice.”

The team record was 13-0 total, 9-0 during the regular season. Their scoring offense average was 34.3 points per game, and their team scoring defense average was 20.3 points per game. Every member of the team scored at least five baskets during the season.

NFM, Inc. is a sponsor of the Philadelphia Warriors. They decided to sponsor a kids basketball team because there’s nothing quite like watching children do what they’re passionate about.

“NFM is proud to help contribute towards youth athletics. Its community leagues and programs like this that can make a difference in a child’s life,” said Jan Ozga, NFM, Inc.’s President.

About the LTRC

The LTRC is a council that provides various recreational activities for the community including basketball, football, martial arts, and more. The President of the council is Larry Shackelford. The LTRC Philadelphia Warriors is a boy’s basketball team in Lutherville-Timonium. The children can begin playing on a team if they are six years old. Children aged 9-12 practice once a week and have one game per week. The boys who are 13-14 have two games per week. The season runs from November through February with breaks for the holidays. Those who are on the travel team have one additional practice and game per week with additional tournaments.

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