Chester's Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Selected To Play In 2013 McDonald's All
American® Game In Chicago
36th Annual High School Showcase to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities®
CHESTER, Pa., Feb. 14, 2013
CHESTER, Pa., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Rondae Hollis-Jefferson of Chester
High School joined the ranks of high school basketball's elite today with his
selection to the 2013 McDonald's All American Boys East Team. Announcement of
Hollis-Jefferson's selection came during a Selection Show on ESPNU.
The 36th Annual Boys Game will tip-off on Wednesday, April 3 at 9:30 p.m. ET
from Chicago's United Center and will be broadcast on ESPN. The 12th Annual
Girls Game will precede the Boys Game, beginning at 7 p.m. ET and will
broadcast live on ESPNU. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster or
charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME.
Hollis-Jefferson will join 23 other top male high school players from
throughout the country. He is set to attend the University of Arizona next
season. Final Team rosters are available at www.mcdaag.com.
"We are proud to support the achievements of Rondae," said John Durante,
President, McDonald's Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region
Owner/Operator Association. "As a McDonald's All American, he has secured his
place in our region's rich history of basketball excellence. Additionally, he
will contribute to raising awareness of an important cause in Ronald McDonald
House Charities while in Chicago for the All American Game."
Hollis-Jefferson now joins an impressive list of players who have played in
the McDonald's All American Game – A Basketball Rite of Passage^tm -
including: Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Alonzo Mourning, Kobe Bryant, LeBron
James, Derrick Rose and Anthony Davis. He is the city of Chester's second
McDonald's All American, joining Tyreke Evans, who attended American Christian
Academy and was the MVP of the 2008 McDonald's All American Game.
Net proceeds from the Boys and Girls Games will benefit Ronald McDonald House
Charities^® (RMHC^®). The Games have raised more than $10 million for RMHC
since 1978. All 48 players will have a chance to visit a local Ronald McDonald
House^® during Game Week in Chicago. For more information, visit
Prior to traveling to Chicago, Hollis-Jefferson will be recognized during a
mini-press conference that will be held at a local elementary school. The
student-athlete will answer questions from elementary students and compete in
a trick shot contest to raise funds for the elementary school and the
Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
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About Ronald McDonald House Charities
RMHC of the Philadelphia Region, Inc. grants hundreds of thousands of dollars
per year to support local non-profit programs that directly improve the health
and well-being of children. In addition, RMHC supports four scholarship
programs for high school seniors; the Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and
Delaware Ronald McDonald Houses; the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, operated by
St. Christopher's Foundation for Children; and 13 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms
in area hospitals. The charity receives its support from McDonald's
Corporation, McDonald's Owner/Operators, corporate donors and McDonald's
customers. For more information, visit www.rmhcphilly.org.
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