McDonald's(R) Announces Player Nominations, Ticket Sales for

McDonald's(R) Announces Player Nominations, Ticket Sales for 2013
McDonald's All American(R) Games 
Tickets Available January 19; Team Rosters Unveiled on February 14 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/13 --  McDonald's(R) has
announced its list of high school seniors who have been nominated to
play in the 2013 McDonald's All American(R) Games, taking place on
April 3 at Chicago's United Center. The final roster of 24 boys and
24 girls who will be selected to play in the 2013 Games will be
announced during the McDonald's All American Games Selection Show on
ESPNU on February 14 at 5:00 p.m. ET.  
More than 800 players from 39 states and the District of Columbia
were nominated for the 2013 McDonald's All American Games. Texas
boasts the highest number of nominees (80), followed by Oklahoma
(73), Iowa (60), California (59) and Virginia (44). Players were
nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and
members of the McDonald's All American Games Selection Committee. The
complete list of nominees is available at www.mcdaag.com. 
"This list of McDonald's All American Games Nominees represents the
finest prep talent in the country, and we are privileged to
acknowledge them for their career success on the court, in the
classroom and in the community," said Morgan Wootten, McDonald's All
American Games Selection Committee Chairman. "Today we celebrate
these young players, and we look forward to selecting the final team
next month."  
2013 McDonald's All American Games Tickets Available January 19 
Tickets for the 2013 McDonald's All American Games will be available
beginning January 19 at 11:00 a.m. CT. Tickets can be purchased
through Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME. Ticket
prices start as low as $10, and are also available in a popular
family four-pack which includes four tickets, four soft drinks and
four hot dogs -- all for $53. Parking is free the night of the Games. 
"If it's springtime, then the best high school basketball players are
in Chicago for the McDonald's All American Games," said Douglas
Freeland, director of the McDonald's All American Games. "So whether
you're rooting for your hometown hero, college recruit or taking in
the experience with your family, this annual basketball rite of
passage i
s a can't miss event." 
Net proceeds from the Games will benefit Ronald McDonald House
Charities(R) (RMHC(R)). The Games have raised more than $10 million
for RMHC since 1978.  
The 36th Annual Boys Game will tip-off on Wednesday, April 3 at 8:30
p.m. CT from Chicago's United Center and will be broadcast on ESPN.
Immediately preceding the Boys Game will be the 12th Annual Girls
Game, which tips-off at 6 p.m. CT and will be broadcast live on
ESPNU. 
@McDAAG
 Get in the Game by following the new McDonald's All
American Games Twitter handle, @McDAAG, to receive up-to-date
information and a behind-the-scenes look at the 2013 Games; including
key announcements, local player/coach recognitions and historical
Games facts and figures. 
About McDonald's
 McDonald's USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice
provider in the United States offering a variety of wholesome foods
made from quality ingredients to more than 25 million customers day.
Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are
independently owned and operated by local businessmen and women.
Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,500
participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants. For more
information, visit www.mcdonalds.com or follow us on Twitter
(@McDonalds) and Facebook (Facebook.com/McDonalds) for updates on our
business, promotions and menu items.  
About Ronald McDonald House Charities
 Ronald McDonald House
Charities(R) (RMHC(R)), a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, creates,
finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and
well-being of children. Through its global network of local Chapters
in 57 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald
McDonald House(R), Ronald McDonald Family Room(R) and Ronald McDonald
Care Mobile(R), and millions of dollars in grants to support
children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources
to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and
happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs provide a bridge to
quality health care and give children and families the time they need
together to heal faster and cope better. For more information, visit
www.rmhc.org, follow RMHC on Twitter (@RMHC), or like RMHC on
Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHC Global). 
Copyright 2013 McDonald's  
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Brittany Rouse
GolinHarris
brouse@golinharris.com
(312) 729-4380 
 
 
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