WHAT: Christian Darrisaw will join Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia (RMHC-SWVA) with update on the Christian Darrisaw Fitness Challenge and a match challenge. Darrisaw will be in attendance to promote the challenge with a personal check presentation to RMHC-SWVA.

WHEN: Friday, October 22, 2021: 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Ronald McDonald House
2224 Jefferson Street SE
Roanoke, Virginia 24014

WHO: Christian Darrisaw – Minnesota Vikings Offensive Lineman & Former VT Football Player

Christian Darrisaw has built a noteworthy football career as an Offensive Lineman at Virginia Tech and became a first-round draft pick in 2021, being selected by the Minnesota Vikings. Darrisaw’s successes on the field are complemented by his desire to make a positive impact on the greater community. In March 2021, Darrisaw teamed up with RMHC of SW VA as an ambassador to increase awareness and understanding of the local nonprofit.
ABOUT: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia (RMHC of SW VA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that provides the Ronald McDonald House, a comfortable and supportive home-away-from-home for the families of sick and injured children who must come to the Roanoke area for medical treatment, and the Ronald McDonald Family Room, a respite area for parents to rest and regroup, steps away from their child’s bedside. RMHC of SW VA is part of global network of 377 Ronald McDonald House programs in more than 45 countries and regions. The organization’s website ( contains more information.

Contact: Stephanie Carroll, Development Director
540-857-0770 (office)
540-580-6357 (cell)