HOUSTON, TX – Today, McDonald’s is supporting the next generation of basketball talent by unveiling the list of more than 800 top male and female high school seniors from across the country who have been nominated to play in the prestigious 2019 McDonald’s All American Games. 13 players – 3 male and 10 female – hail from the GREATER Houston area. The local players nominated for the 2019 Games include:
- Sahvir Wheeler, Houston Christian School, Houston
- Donovan Williams, Lawrence E. Elkins High School, Missouri City
- Cody Hunter, Cypress Springs High School, Katy
- Jawain Caston, Alief Taylor High School, Houston
- Ashley Daniel, Lawrence E. Elkins High School, Missouri City
- Kate Petrovic, Kinkaid High School, Houston
- Dyani Robinson, Langham Creek High School, Houston
- Briley Perkins, Langham Creek High School, Houston
- Kayleigh Troung, Houston Jersey Village High School, Houston
- Kaylynne Troung, Houston Jersey Village High School, Houston
- Sophia Carrasco, Cinco Ranch High School, Katy
- Allie Byrd, Kingwood Park High School, Kingwood
- Elizabeth Scott, Klein Oaks High School, Spring
This year’s list includes players from 46 states and the District of Columbia who have been selected by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee. A complete list of 2019 McDonald’s All American Games Nominees is available at www.mcdaag.com. The final rosters of the top 24 Boys and 24 Girls for the 2019 McDonald’s All American Games will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN’s The Jump and at 6 p.m. ET on SportsCenter. Follow @McDAAG on Twitter and Instagram for more information in the lead up to the announcement.
“We’re so proud of the 13 local high school players who were nominated to play in the 2019 McDonald’s All American Games,” said Carla Moore, President of the McDonald’s owner/operators of Greater Houston. “Each of these student athletes has worked so hard for this achievement and we’re excited to honor them on a national level.”
The 42nd Annual Boys Game will tip-off on Wednesday, March 27 from Atlanta’s State Farm Arena and will be broadcast on ESPN2. The 18th Annual Girls Game will precede the Boys Game and will broadcast live on ESPN2.
McDonald’s All American Games will again benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) through its network of local Chapters. At RMHC, programs like the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room provide comfort and compassion to families with sick children so they are fully supported and able to be a part of their children’s care.
In addition to investing in the future of basketball and local communities, McDonald’s is committed to investing in the future of its employees through Archways to Opportunity. This comprehensive education strategy with multiple programs gives crew members an opportunity to improve English skills, earn a high school diploma, work toward a college degree or receive college and career advising.
Be sure to follow the McDonald’s All American Games Twitter handle, @McDAAG, and Instagram Handle, mcdaag, to receive exclusive up-to-date information and a behind-the-scenes look at the 2019 Games including key announcements, local player/coach recognitions, fan giveaways and historical Games facts and figures.
ABOUT THE McDONALD’S OWNER/OPERATORS OF GREATER HOUSTON
The McDonald’s Greater Houston Owner/Operators Association (GHOA) is a co-operative of local business owners who own and operate more than 300 McDonald’s restaurants in Greater Houston. GHOA-owned McDonald’s restaurants employ more than 15,000 people in the Greater Houston community. Follow local McDonald’s on Facebook /McDonaldsHouston and Instagram @McdonaldsHouston.
ABOUT RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES®
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation that creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Through its global network of nearly 275 Chapters in more than 64 countries and regions, and its three core programs: the Ronald McDonald House®, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, RMHC helps families with sick children stay together, and close to the medical care their child needs at leading hospitals worldwide. RMHC programs not only provide access to quality health care, they enable family-centered care ensuring families are fully supported and actively involved in their children’s care. For more information, visit rmhc.org. Follow RMHC on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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