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Skowhegan Basketball Player Nominated to McDonald's All American Team
Skowhegan Basketball Player Nominated to McDonald's All American Team

SKOWHEGAN’S WHITNEY JONES RECEIVES NOMINATION TO PLAY AT 2011 McDONALD’S  ALL AMERICAN® HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAMES

Skowhegan, Maine (Feb. 8, 2011) – With a nomination to the 2011 McDonald’s All American® High School Basketball Team, Whitney Jones of Skowhegan High School was recognized tonight as one of the top high school standouts in the nation. Jones was presented with her nomination certificate by Skowhegan McDonald’s® Owner/Operator Michael Ortins prior to the start of the Skowhegan home game on February 8.

Jones is one of just ten players nominated for the honor in Maine. She is among 800 nominees competing nationwide to fill one of 24 positions on the Girls Team. Nominees were submitted by members of the McDonald’s All American Selection Committee as well as state representatives who closely follow prep and high school basketball in each player’s respective area. The final McDonald’s All American team rosters will be announced on ESPNU on February 10, 2011.

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 9:00 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.

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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 alumni include WNBA talent Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks) who made history at the 2004 McDonald's All American Games when she became the first woman to win the slam dunk contest at the POWERADE® Jam Fest. Current NCAA stars include Maya Moore (Connecticut) and Glory Johnson (Tennessee). Former and current NBA superstars include Alonzo Mourning, Kevin Garnett, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose.

About McDonald’s in Maine and eastern New Hampshire
McDonald’s Restaurants in Maine and eastern News Hampshire are locally owned and operated by
a collaboration of 13 McDonald’s franchisees who make up the Maine McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association. The association provides support to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine and
the two Ronald McDonald Houses® in Bangor and Portland, as well as the Ronald McDonald Family Room® at Maine Medical Center in Portland. A complete list of Maine and eastern New Hampshire McDonald’s restaurant locations can be found at http://www.mcmaine.com/

About McDonald's
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