Chicago Ballplayers Perform for Charity

CHICAGO The McDonald’s Owners of Chicago and Northwest Indiana have enlisted Cubs center fielder Corey Patterson and White Sox right fielder Magglio Ordonez for a television spot promoting Ronald McDonald House.

The Major League ballplayers will appear in a commercial created by Leo Burnett, Chicago, which handles advertising for the MOCNI. Creative details of the ad were not available, but it will tout a promotion in which the restaurant owners will contribute 25 cents to the charity for every McFlurry dessert purchased this summer.

The spot will air in Chicago and Northwest Indiana throughout the summer.

The players’ participation was arranged by Burnett sister company Relay Sports and Event Marketing in Chicago.