Southern Vance High School Student Nominated to Play in All-American Games

McDonald's All-American GamesMcDonald’s is pleased to announce the 750 high school seniors who have been nominated to play in the 2016 McDonald’s All American Games. This year’s list includes players from 49 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. Five players hail from Central N.C. – one male and four female players. The local players nominated for the 2016 Games include:

  • Jalen Harris, Word of God Christian Academy, Raleigh, NC
  • Abigail Bullock, Fayetteville Christian School, Fayetteville, NC
  • Canaan Dale, Southern Vance High School, Henderson, NC
  • Kelly Post, Village Christian Academy, Fayetteville, NC
  • Mikaya Wilson, Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design, Knightdale, NC

A complete list of 2016 McDonald’s All American Games Nominees is available at McDonald’s will name the final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls who will be selected to play in the 2016 Games during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU, airing Sunday, January 17 at 10:30 p.m. EST.

“We are very pleased with the nomination of four local players for the 2016 McDonald’s All American Games,” said local Raleigh McDonald’s Owner/Operator Gaffney Gunter. “These student-athletes display remarkable dedication and commitment to the game and they also set an amazing example by working hard during their time off the court by giving back to their schools and the community. It’s an honor to have these players’ talent’s recognized at the national level and we are proud to have them representing us from Raleigh, Fayetteville, Henderson and Knightdale as nominees for the 2016 McDonald’s All American Games.”

The 39th Annual Boys Game will tip-off on Wednesday, March 30, at 9:00 p.m. EST from Chicago’s United Center and will be broadcast on ESPN. The 15th Annual Girls Game will precede the Boys Game, beginning at 6:30 p.m. EST and will broadcast live on ESPNU. Information regarding tickets for the 2016 McDonald’s All American Games is available at Ticketmaster. Tickets for the 2016 Games go on sale Saturday, February 6 at 11 a.m. EST. Tickets start as low as $10 and include free parking. There is also the popular family four-pack option which includes four tickets, four soft drinks and four hot dogs – all for $53.

Net proceeds from the Games benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). The Games have raised more than $11 million for RMHC since their inception in 1978. At RMHC, programs like the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room provide stability and vital resources to families in their time of need, allowing their child time to heal and helping to keep them healthy and happy.

Be sure to follow the McDonald’s All American Games Twitter handle, @McDAAG, to receive up-to-date information and a behind-the-scenes look at the 2016 Games including key announcements, local player/coach recognitions, fan giveaways and historical Games facts and figures.

You can also keep up with news and information regarding our local nominees by following our local Central N.C. McDonald’s Twitter handle, @McD_Tri_EastNC or like your local restaurant’s Facebook page by searching “McDonald’s at (insert their address).”

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