Tickets go on sale Jan. 17 in conjunction with first-ever “Behind the Scenes Fan Experience” offer; Team rosters unveiled Jan. 28
CHICAGO (Jan. 14, 2015) – Today, McDonald’s announced the list of high school seniors nominated for the 2015 McDonald’s All American Games, taking place on April 1 at Chicago’s United Center. The nominees from across the country are now eligible to make the final team of 24 boys and 24 girls that will be selected to play in the 2015 Games. The final teams will be announced during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU on Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. CT.
Nationally, 823 players from 47 states and the District of Columbia were nominated for the 2015 McDonald’s All American Games. California topped the list of states with the most nominated players with 99, followed by Florida (67), Texas (63) and Georgia (36). 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 mcdaag.com.
“The 823 high school basketball players who were nominated for the 2015 McDonald’s All American Games represent the finest high school basketball talent in the country,” said Morgan Wootten, McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee Chairman. “We are privileged to acknowledge these students for their success on the court, in the classroom and in the community, and look forward to announcing the final roster of 24 girls and 24 boys later this month.”
2015 McDonald’s All American Games Tickets and Behind the Scenes Fan Experience
Fans interested in attending the McDonald’s All American Games at the United Center on April 1 can purchase tickets beginning Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. CT. In conjunction with tickets going on sale, fans who purchase a ticket on Ticketmaster.com prior to Feb. 17 will be automatically entered for a chance to win the first-ever McDonald’s All American Games Behind the Scenes Fan Experience.The sweepstakes will allow 10 lucky fans and a guest to get a behind the scenes look at the 2015 team in action while they are in Chicago. The exclusive experience includes: access to a closed practice and scrimmage, media day, Games merchandise and a program book. More information and Official Rules are available at http://www.mcdonaldsallamerican.com/aag/en/rules.html
“The greatest players in basketball have one thing in common; they played in the McDonald’s All American Game,” said Douglas Freeland, director of the McDonald’s All American Games. “We’re thrilled to showcase the nation’s prep stars in Chicago – one of the great sports cities – for a fifth consecutive year.”
Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME (4263). 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.
Net proceeds from the Games benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Since its inception, the McDonald’s All American Games have raised more than $11 million for the Charity, which supports the critical needs of children and families during a difficult time. Through its core programs, like Ronald McDonald House, RMHC provides stability and vital resources so families can get and keep their children healthy and happy.
The 38th Annual McDonald’s All American Games will tip-off on Wednesday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. CT from Chicago’s United Center.
Get in the Game by following the McDonald’s All American Games Twitter handle,@McDAAG, to receive up-to-date information and a behind-the-scenes look at the 2015 Games including; key announcements, local player/coach recognitions, fan giveaways and historical Games facts and figures.
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About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), 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 300 Chapters in more than 62 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House, the Ronald McDonald Family Room and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, and millions of dollars in grants to support children’s programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and vital resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs, enable family-centered care, provide a bridge to quality health care, are a vital part of the health care continuum and give children and families the time they need to heal and cope better together.
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Kristen Wells, McDonald’s USA
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