Luis Suarez Buys & Donates 1,000 Big Macs as Part of McDonald’s Uruguay Annual Charity Event

It’s a Mac attack from Luis Suarez

The 33-year-old Uruguayan professional footballer, a forward for Atlético Madrid and the Uruguay national team, has bought and donated 1,000 Big Macs as part of an annual charity event that McDonald’s carries out in his native country.

Luis Suarez

Suarez purchased the hamburgers in Spain, at €4.75 each, spending a total of €4,750, via the McDelivery platform in order to take part in Friday’s event.

All the funds generated from the purchases of those hamburgers are donated by McDonald’s to the Ronald McDonald House Association and the young people from the school Liceo Impulso.

The Ronald McDonald House in Uruguay helps more than 7,000 children and their families each year, working every day to provide accommodation and support to families of hospitalized children, children undergoing medical treatment and pregnant women that are at risk.

The former Liverpool and Barcelona player decided to donate all the Big Macs to the children from a youth league of Pando, a city 32 kilometers from the country’s capital Montevideo.

McDonald’s Uruguay thanked Suarez for his generosity and invited others, saying that distance is no impediment to donate.

“Luis Suarez proved that the Big Day has no frontiers. He bought 1,000 Big Macs from Spain via McDelivery to help the House Ronald, Liceo Impulso and donate to Pando’s BabyLeague,” tweeted McDonald’s Uruguay. “Thank you, Luis, for putting the jersey on the Big Day! Anyone can join in wherever you are.”

Former Uruguay and Inter Milan player Alvaro Recoba also took part in the event.

Last year, Boca Juniors forward Carlos Tevez donated bought and donated 1,000 hamburgers in the same event that McDonald’s carried out in Argentina.

J Balvin Teams Up with McDonald’s for Celebrity Meal

Everything’s comin’ up golden for J Balvin

The 35-year-old Colombian superstar has teamed up with McDonald’s for a celebrity meal.

J Balvin x McDonald's

The J Balvin Meal, available at participating restaurants now through November 1, features a Big Mac sandwich, medium-sized French fries with ketchup, and an Oreo McFlurry for your sweet tooth.

Balvin is a McDonald’s regular when he’s on tour, says Morgan Flatley, McDonald’s U.S. chief marketing officer, in an official statement.

“As a longtime McDonald’s fan, I am excited to join the shortlist of global icons who have had a meal named in their honor,” Balvin said. “I am looking forward to sharing my signature order with my fans, along with more surprises that are to come with this partnership. ¡Lego!

Those who purchase via the McDonald’s App can get the McFlurry for free by selecting the offer.

Balvin also has some merchandise in store for McDonald’s employees, as he custom-designed some new T-shirts they can rock behind the counter.