Figure Skating Star Jason Brown Spreads the Love

Who doesn’t love Highland Park’s own local figure skating star, Jason Brown. You probably remember Jason from his gigantic smile on the ice at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi where he skated to the music of Riverdance. He won a 2014 Olympic bronze medal as part of the U.S. team competition, and is also the 2014 U.S. men’s silver medalist. We were fortunate to meet Jason during his WGN-TV appearance in May and he was still beaming from the Olympic competition.

Jason continues to prove that his heart is as big as his smile. He recently teamed up with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI) to donate new stuffed animals thrown onto the ice after his skate at competitions. The Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a “home away from home” for families whose children are being treated in local hospitals.

“I’m excited to team up with Ronald McDonald House Charities and hope that figure skating fans will shower the ice with contributions for such a worthy cause,” Brown said. “As a Chicagoland native, it’s wonderful to be able to give back to the local community and I can’t wait to bring the donations to the Ronald McDonald Houses on everyone’s behalf and meet the children and their families.”

Jason competes at the 2014 Hilton Honors Skate America at the Sears Center Arena in Hoffman Estates, IL, on Oct. 24 and 25, 2014. He will be hosting several Ronald McDonald house families at the event and is asking fans to bring a new stuffed animal to toss onto the ice after he performs. Jason will personally visit the five Chicagoland area Ronald McDonald Houses® to deliver the donations.

That just makes us love Jason even more!