Thursday, January 27, 2011
Kourtney Coleman nominated for McDonald’s All American Games
McDonald’s® announces its nationwide list of prep seniors who have been nominated for the 2011 McDonald’s All American Games®.
Of the nearly 2,000 nominees announced, 22 players hail from the Mid-South with 16 young men and seven young women players.
Kourtney Coleman of Holly Springs, a student at H.W. Byers High School, is among the nominees.
“The Mid-South is blessed with a wealth of elite basketball talent and the nomination of Kourtney Coleman signifies the hard work and dedication she contributes to her school, the community, and to the game she loves,” said McDonald’s owner-operator Don McDuffy.
A complete list of nominees is available on www.McDonaldsAllAmerican.com. Members of the McDonald’s All American Selection Committee, as well as state representatives who closely follow prep basketball in each player’s respective area, selected the nominees. McDonald’s will name the final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls during the 2011 McDonald’s All American Selection Show on ESPNU, airing Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. ET.
The 10th annual girls game will tip off on Wed., March 30, at 6:30 p.m. CT inside the famed United Center in Chicago, Ill., and will broadcast live on ESPNU.
The 34th annual boys game tips off at 9 p.m. CT and will air live on ESPN. Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME. All ticket purchases include free parking at the United Center.
Proceeds from ticket sales of both games will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Chicago and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI).
To date, millions of dollars have been donated to RMHC Chapters from proceeds generated at the McDonald’s All American Games.
Since 1978, more than 1,000 male and female athletes have competed in the McDonald’s All American Games, forming an elite list of players in basketball history.
McDonald’s All American athletes include basketball greats Alonzo Mourning, Kevin Garnett, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Candace Parker, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose.
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