If you're like me, each year when McDonald's starts serving their Shamrock Shakes it's one of the most exciting days of the year! When I was younger, on the first day Shamrock Shakes were being sold, my neighborhood friends and I would walk to our local McDonald's to get one. It became a pretty cool tradition!

Other than the Shamrock Shake being so delicious, McDonald's just gave us another reason to stop in and get one ASAP. From March 7th through March 17th, McDonald's will be donating 25 cents of every Shamrock Shake purchase to Minnesota's Ronald McDonald House Charities-Upper Midwest and the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester. There are 230 participating locations in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

The Vikings are even getting in on the action! Tight End Kyle Rudolph will be helping to kick off the event by visiting patients and their families at the Ronald McDonald House - Oak Street in Minneapolis at 11:00AM on March 8th. The Shamrock Shake fundraisers from 2014-2017 raised more than $343,000! Now if you'll excuse me, I need to get to McDonald's!