"It's becoming a tradition for the top high school basketball stars to gather in Chicago for the McDonald's All American Games," said Douglas Freeland, director of the McDonald's All American Games. "These players are the 'heirs apparent' to the basketball royalty throne, and we look forward to hosting them in the Windy City for this can't miss event."
This year's teams were selected from the field of more than 800 Nominees by the McDonald's All American Games Selection Committee, led by committee chairman, Morgan Wootten, legendary Hall-of-Fame basketball coach.
Since 1978, more than 1,100 players have competed in the McDonald's All American Games, forming an elite list of some of the top names in basketball history, including Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Sylvia Fowles, Candace Parker and Maya Moore.
Tickets to the 2013 McDonald's All American Games are available now through Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME. Tickets start at $10 and include free parking. Net proceeds from the Games will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). The Games have raised more than $10 million for RMHC since 1978.
The POWERADE® Jam Fest -- featuring many of the McDonald's All Americans in a skills competition, three-point shootout and dunk contest -- will be held at the Gerald Ratner Athletic Center on the campus of the University of Chicago on April 1. The qualifying competitions will begin at 6:30 p.m. CT and the finals will air live at 8:00 p.m. CT on ESPNU.
For more information about the McDonald's All American Games, POWERADE Jam Fest or Game Week activities in Chicago, please visit www.mcdaag.com and follow us @McDAAG. Proud sponsors of the 2013 McDonald's All American Games include POWERADE®, Coca Cola®, adidas®, American Family Insurance Company, THE ROCK®, 5® gum, BMO Harris Bank N.A., EA SPORTS, Fathead®, Lids® and Athletico Physical Therapy.
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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 local Chapters in 57 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, 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-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).
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