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Ohio McDonald’s owners group 

supports Fairfield basketball/cheer squads

Fairfield is lovin’ it! 

         The McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Greater Ohio on Tuesday donated $750 to help support the Fairfield basketball and cheer program.  

On hand during pregame of the Fairfield-Colerain boys hoops game to donate the check were local McDonald’s franchise owners Derrick and Kara Tafur, along with their two children. Accepting the check on behalf of Fairfield was varsity cheer coach Emily Flaig, who is also a kindergarten teacher at North Elementary. 

 “Thank you to the McDonald’s corporation for their generous donation,” said Flaig. “We are grateful for a community that supports our student-athletes in their growth.”

In addition to the check, McDonald’s also distributed a number of guest cards to the crowd for free McCrispy Chicken sandwiches. In a prepared statement read during the presentation, the McDonald’s owners group said, “The McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Greater Ohio are proud to support Fairfield High School athletics at tonight’s basketball game. Many high school students get their start working at McDonald’s and benefit from flexible scheduling, great pay, and tuition assistance. Most McDonald’s restaurants are locally owned and operated, and these local owners are proud to support the communities where they work and live.  

“As part of that support, McDonald’s is donating $750 to the basketball and cheer programs here at Fairfield High School and is also sharing coupons for guests tonight … Go, Indians!” 

Fairfield Athletic Director Aaron Blankenship expressed the district’s appreciation: “We are blessed to be a community where so many businesses take an active approach in supporting our athletic programs,” said Blankenship. “Donations such as this one from McDonald’s allow us to continue to improve the experiences of our student-athletes.”