Washington Commanders’ Casey Toohill Brings Holiday Cheer to Children at Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, D.C. 

American football defensive end Casey Toohill and local nonprofit Boredom Busters join forces to support children being treated in local hospitals 

Fairfax, Virginia (November 21, 2023) – Casey Toohill and Boredom Busters will bring toys and visit families at the Ronald McDonald House of Northern Virginia Family Fun Day on Monday, November 27, 2023. Families will enjoy warm beverages, a scavenger hunt, and playing games with Casey. 


“As a member of the Washington Commanders team, I felt strongly that I wanted to give back to the community. My fiancé Dillon and I met Marcie of Boredom Busters through a family connection. We love what they’re doing with Boredom Busters and are thrilled to support them as they seek to help children in the area – and their families – battle life-threatening illness,” said Casey Toohill, defensive end for the Washington Commanders.  


Boredom Busters was founded in 2004 by Michael McCauley, a young boy battling a brain tumor. The mission of Boredom Busters is to help families endure long hospital stays by providing toys and games to children battling life-threatening diseases. Today, Michael’s mother Marcie and the rest of his family continue operating Boredom Busters to honor Michael’s memory and make a difference to children and families like those served by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, D.C. (RMHCDC). The organization honors Michael’s legacy by putting his favorite quote into action: “the purpose of life is to help others through it.”  


As a close family friend of the McCauleys, Casey Toohill, defensive end for the Washington Commanders, has teamed up with Boredom Busters to give back to the community this holiday season. As a longtime donor to RMHCDC, Boredom Busters reached out to collaborate and bring some extra joy to the children and families staying at Ronald McDonald House. 


“There is a long history between RMHC and the NFL – beginning with Philadelphia Eagles player, Fred Hill, who helped found the very first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia. Our chapter has had a lovely relationship with the Washington Commanders over the years and we are thrilled to welcome Casey to the House to bring extra cheer to our guest families,” said Kymberly Wolff, President & CEO of RMHCDC. 


About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, D.C.  

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC), a non-profit, 501 (C) (3), EIN #52-1132262, eases the hardship of children’s illness on families through programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Through two Ronald McDonald House® programs, two Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® programs; and the Ronald McDonald Hospitality Carts; RMHCDC keeps families with sick children together and close to the medical care their child needs at leading local hospitals. RMHCDC programs provide access to quality health care and enable family-centered care, ensuring families are fully supported and actively involved in their children’s care. For more information, visit rmhcdc.org. 


About Boredom Busters 

Boredom Busters was founded by Michael McCauley when he fought his way through a brain tumor in 2004. Michael survived that but lost his battle to leukemia in 2020. Boredom Busters continues his work to help children battling life-threatening illnesses by providing toys and games that help families endure long hospital stays. For more information, visit boredom-busters.org.  



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