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TWO SELECTED FOR 2013 MCDONALD'S ALL AMERICAN GAMES
MINNEAPOLIS - Nia Coffey of Hopkins High School and Rebekah Dahlman of Braham High School joined the ranks of high school basketball's elite today with their selection to the 2013 McDonald’s All American Girls’ Teams. Coffey will play for the East; Dahlman, the West. Announcement of Coffey and Dahlman’s selection came during a Feb. 14 Selection Show on ESPNU.
Coffey and Dahlman become the ninth and tenth Minnesotans to be named McDonald’s All Americans, starting with Jim Petersen of St. Louis Park in 1980. The 12th Annual Girls Game will tip off on Wednesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. CT from Chicago’s United Center and will broadcast live on ESPNU. The 36th Annual Boys Game begins at 8:30 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on ESPN. The 12th Annual Girls Game will precede the Boys Game, beginning at 6 p.m. CT and will broadcast live on ESPNU. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME.
Coffey and Dahlman will join 22 other top female prep players throughout the country. Final Team rosters are available at www.mcdaag.com.
Coffey and Dahlman now join an impressive list of players who have played in the McDonald’s All American Games – A Basketball Rite of Passagetm - including: Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Alonzo Mourning, LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis, Candace Parker and Maya Moore.
Net proceeds from the Games will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). The Games have raised more than $10 million for RMHC since 1978. All 48 players will have a chance to visit a local Ronald McDonald House® during Game Week in Chicago. For more information, visit www.rmhccni.org.
About the McDonald’s Twin Cities Co-Op
The McDonald’s Twin Cities Co-Op consists of nearly 190 restaurants in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, more than 150 of which are independently owned and operated. In 2011, McDonald’s spent nearly $249.8 million in Minnesota communities, or nearly $684,275 per day. In total, McDonald’s spent more than $190 million on Minnesota agricultural products in 2010. As a Minnesota employer, McDonald’s spent more than $137.8 million on wages for operators and managers alone in 2011.
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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