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McDonald’s just released the list of 755 high school seniors nominated for the 2016 McDonald’s All American Games, which will tip off March 30 at Chicago’s United Center.
The complete list of nominees is available at mcdaag.com.
The final rosters of 24 boys and 24 girls will be revealed on Jan. 17 during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU, broadcast this year from The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
High school players from Texas received the most nominations this year (111), followed by California (86), New Jersey (45) and Maryland (42). Players from 48 states and the District of Columbia were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee.
“The 755 high school seniors nominated for the McDonald’s All American Games are the best representation of high school basketball talent in the country,” said Morgan Wootten, Hall-of-Fame basketball coach and McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee Chairman. “From Hawaii to Alaska to Maine, we are thrilled to celebrate their accomplishments. We know it will be a very difficult, but fun task to select the final 24 girls and 24 boys players later this month.”
The 2016 McDonald’s All American Games boys and girls rosters will be selected from the pool of 755 nominees by the McDonald’s All American Games selection committee, through a series of balloting system votes. The process and committee is led by Wootten.
2016 McDonald’s All American Games Tickets
Tickets for the 2016 McDonald’s All American Games go on sale Feb. 6 at 10:00 a.m. (Central) via 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. United Center parking is free the night of the Games.
“For five consecutive years, the United Center has hosted the future stars of basketball, many of whom are now playing at a high level collegiately or professionally.” said Douglas Freeland, director of the McDonald’s All American Games. “We’re excited that once again Chicago is hosting the McDonald’s All American Games, allowing fans and families to witness the future of the sport.”
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 and its network of local Chapters. RMHC gives families a warm place to take a break, have a hot meal, get some sleep, and so much more which supports the critical needs of children and families during difficult times.
The 39th Annual McDonald’s All American Girls Game will tip-off on Wednesday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m. (Central). The Boys Game immediately follows at 8 p.m. (Central).
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 2016 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 63 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.