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When Bad is Good: Bad Songs For A Good Cause

You know that feeling when…

… you first bite into a wickedly indulgent chocolate cupcake, after making it an exhausting eight hours into your first day of a diet?

… or when you give the car a little more gas to catch that yellow light just before it turns to red? (Your front wheels were over the line, it’s totally fine.)

…  or when you throw caution to the wind and charge that little black dress because a) when was the last time you found something that fit well and looked amazing and b) come to think of it, when was the last time you bought something for you?

Parents, you work so incredibly hard at being good for (and to) your children. But think back to those moments when your brain blows through the check points of what you’re supposed to do and instead happily lights on the things you know you shouldn’t do, because bad can be good.

Image credit: Bad Moms movie
Image credit: Bad Moms movie

Bad is good. And once again, “bad” will reign supreme July 15 at Greater Nevada Field, where the Reno Aces will take on the Oklahoma City Dodgers and suffer the consequences of being good sports: dealing with an utterly bad song every time players from both teams walk up to bat. But they aren’t doing it just to take a nostalgic walk through a variety of tragically awful songs, they’re participating in Bad Songs for a Good Cause: the Reno Ronald McDonald House®, a non-profit that houses those families who have a child receiving critical treatment at an area hospital and who live more than 30 miles away.

You know the songs I’m talking about, right? Imagine: your team’s down, bases are loaded and you’re the next batter, focusing on that mental image of homerun out of the park, and then this comes on…

With any luck you’d get to first base.

During Bad Songs for a Good Cause, attendees can purchase a bad song for $10 from a list of finely curated options (like fine wine these tunes get worse better with age) to be played during an at-bat. Proceeds will come to our House, where they will go a long way, as $10 is enough to host a family for one night. You can find

See? Something bad is actually something good. Just like some of the things we see at the House:

  • Like the time Christy’s high-risk pregnancy resulted in tiny, sweet-as-a-chocolate-cupcake Elsie Lynn (guests from 2014).RMH Christy Johnson and baby
  • Or the time Kimberly and Steven stayed with us for months before getting the green light to take their little girl home, which gave them time to shadow their nurses to give Raiden the best possible care (guests from 2015).RMH Kimberly-Steven-Raiden-2015


We hope you’ll meet us at Greater Nevada Field July 15 for the first-pitch at 7:05 p.m. This third year of Bad Songs for a Good Cause is going to be bad and, by bad, I mean so very, very good.

rachel headshotRachel Gattuso is the marketing and communications manager for Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Nevada*, a local non-profit that houses families who have children receiving critical treatment at area hospitals, and a board member of the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She splits her time between marketing, public relations and development responsibilities at work and winning the war on laundry and general upkeep at home. She has no clue how people with children do it. Good on you, parents.



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