McDonald's USA Connects More Fans With FIFA World Cup(TM) Experiences

McDonald's USA Connects More Fans With FIFA World Cup(TM) Experiences 
Company Celebrates Sponsorship With New "Peel. Play. Ole, Ole"
In-Store Game and Online Sweepstakes, First-Time Global Redesign of
Iconic Fry Boxes With Soccer-Inspired Art 
OAK BROOK, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/14 --  To celebrate its
sponsorship of the 2014 FIFA World Cup(TM), McDonald's USA is
connecting soccer fans with once-in-a-lifetime trips to experience
the 2014 FIFA World Cup(TM) in Brazil.  
McDonald's will award lucky fans with trips to Rio de Janeiro as part
of the national "Peel. Play. Ole, Ole" game, which starts June 10 in
restaurants and online. Awarded during the first two weeks of the
online sweepstakes, the trip to Brazil includes tickets to the
third-place and FIFA World Cup(TM) Final match, fan access and more.
Entry for a chance to win a trip to the FIFA World Cup(TM) ends June
23.  
And for the first time, McDonald's will redesign its world-famous
Large and Medium fry boxes globally with original street art that
reflects the beauty and passion of soccer. The unique packaging also
unlocks the new high-tech mobile app GOL!, which allows soccer fans
from every corner of the world to engage with each other through a
fun, virtual trick-shot challenge.  
Along with the "Peel. Play. Ole, Ole" game, McDonald's is making even
more global connections through its sponsorship of the FIFA World
Cup(TM). McDonald's is building on existing programs for soccer
enthusiasts to experience the thrill of the FIFA World Cup(TM)
first-hand, including the McDonald's Player Escort program. This
year, McDonald's USA is sending 26 U.S. kids ages 6 to 10 to attend
matches in Brazil, meet some of the world's best soccer players and
walk hand-in-hand with them onto the field before their match.
Earlier this month, McDonald's selected its Player Escorts from
across the country.  
"Soccer is a passion for people of all ages across the globe, and the
FIFA World Cup(TM) is the stage for the world to come together and
celebrate victories and sportsmanship," said Dean Barrett, senior
vice president, global relationship officer, McDonald's Corporation.
"From the Player Escort program to our new sweepstakes, McDonald's
USA is helping more people than ever before to experience the FIFA
World Cup(TM) live in Brazil in an unforgettable way."  
Customers and fans who won't be traveling to Brazil can still join in
the celebration with the "Peel. Play. Ole, Ole" in-store instant win
game and online sweepstakes. For both the online and in-store game,
customers peel game pieces off McDonald's products, including the Egg
McMuffin(R), Large Fries, Big Mac(R) and 10- and 20-piece Chicken
McNuggets(R). 
Some customers will be instant winners and receive prizes like Arch
Cards valued at $10, $50 or $100, U.S. Soccer gear, Fanatics.com
digital gift codes and free McDonald's food: Medium McCafe(R) Coffee,
Bacon Clubhouse Sandwich, Medium Fries, Premium McWrap(R), Large Soft
Drink or Oatmeal. 
All game pieces include a special code, which customers can use to
enter online at www.mcdonegoal.com for a chance to win a trip to the
FIFA World Cup Brazil(TM) this July, in addition to prizes provided
by McDonald's partners including U.S. Soccer and Fanatics.com: 


 
--  U.S. Soccer: Game Experience trips that include tickets to a 2014 U.S.
    Soccer match, access to watch public training the day before the game
    and warm-ups from the field, a locker room and stadium tour and a
    custom U.S. Soccer kit.
    
    
--  Fanatics.com: Digital gift codes valued at $10, $50 and $100, along
    with 20 percent off coupons listed below each game piece.

  
McDonald's has been a supporter of soccer at both the global and
grassroots levels for more than 25 years. The Company has served as
an Official Sponsor and the Official Restaurant of the FIFA World
Cup(TM) since the United States Tournament in 1994, continuing for
each FIFA World Cup(TM) through to the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Brazil(TM). 
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER, PLAY OR WIN A PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL
NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING. Internet access & valid email
required for Online Sweepstakes entry. In-Store Game open to
residents of the 50 US&DC, begins 6/10/14, ends 7/7/14, or while
supplies last. Online Sweepstakes includes six weekly entry periods
beginning on 6/10/14 at 12:00:00 a.m. ET, and ending on 7/21/14 at
11:59:59 p.m. ET. Must be 18+ to enter Online Sweepstakes.
Participation is subject to Official Rules available at participating
McDonald's restaurants and McdOneGoal.com; see for restrictions,
prizes/claim details, ARVs, odds and no purchase participation.
Message & data rates may apply to mobile participation. Void where
prohibited. Sponsor: McDonald's USA, LLC, Oak Brook, IL 60523.  
About McDonald's 
McDonald's USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with
quality ingredients to more than 27 million customers every day.
Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are
independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. Customers
can now log online for free at approximately 11,500 participating
Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants. For more information,
visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. 
About U.S. Soccer 
Founded in 1913, U.S. Soccer is the non-for-profit, governing body of
soccer in the United States and has helped chart the course for the
game for more than 100 years. During this time, the Federation's
mission statement has been clear and simple: to make soccer, in all
its forms, a pre-eminent sport in the United States and to continue
the development of soccer at all recreational and competitive levels.
To that end, the sport's development and growth in the United States
during the past 25 years has been nothing short of remarkable as U.S.
Soccer's National Teams have continually succeeded on the world stage
and, with the assistance of its members, the fan support and
participation in the game continues to reach new heights. For more
information, visit www.ussoccer.com. 
About Fanatics 
Fanatics is a leading online retailer of officially licensed sports
merchandise and provides the ultimate shopping experience to sports
fans. As a Top 50 Internet Retailer Company, Fanatics comprises the
broadest online assortment offering hundreds of thousands of
officially licensed items via its Fanatics (www.fanatics.com) and
FansEdge (www.fansedge.com) brands. In addition, the company powers
the e-commerce sites of all major professional sports leagues (NFL,
MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, PGA), major media brands (NBC Sports, CBS
Sports, FOX Sports) and e-stores for over 150 collegiate and
professional team properties. For more information about Fanatics,
Inc., please visit http://www.fanaticsinc.com. 
McDonald's, McWrap, McMuffin, McNuggets, Arch Card, McCafe and Big
Mac are registered trademarks of McDonald's Corporation and its
affiliates. Copyright 2014 McDonald's. 
FOR MORE INFORMATION  
Tyler Litchenberger
McDonald's USA
Tyler.Litchenberger@mcd.us.com 
630-623-8765 
OR 
Kat Peevey
GolinHarris
kpeevey@golinharris.com
312-729-4331 
Online Newsroom: 
http://news.mcdonalds.com/US 
 
 
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