CHESTER, Pa., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson of Chester High School joined the ranks of high school basketball's elite today with his selection to the 2013 McDonald's All American Boys East Team. Announcement of Hollis-Jefferson's selection came during a Selection Show on ESPNU.
The 36th Annual Boys Game will tip-off on Wednesday, April 3 at 9:30 p.m. ET from Chicago's United Center and will be broadcast on ESPN. The 12th Annual Girls Game will precede the Boys Game, beginning at 7 p.m. ET and will broadcast live on ESPNU. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME.
Hollis-Jefferson will join 23 other top male high school players from throughout the country. He is set to attend the University of Arizona next season. Final Team rosters are available at www.mcdaag.com.
"We are proud to support the achievements of Rondae," said John Durante, President, McDonald's Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region Owner/Operator Association. "As a McDonald's All American, he has secured his place in our region's rich history of basketball excellence. Additionally, he will contribute to raising awareness of an important cause in Ronald McDonald House Charities while in Chicago for the All American Game."
Hollis-Jefferson now joins an impressive list of players who have played in the McDonald's All American Game – A Basketball Rite of Passagetm - including: Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Alonzo Mourning, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Derrick Rose and Anthony Davis. He is the city of Chester's second McDonald's All American, joining Tyreke Evans, who attended American Christian Academy and was the MVP of the 2008 McDonald's All American Game.
Net proceeds from the Boys and Girls 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.
Prior to traveling to Chicago, Hollis-Jefferson will be recognized during a mini-press conference that will be held at a local elementary school. The student-athlete will answer questions from elementary students and compete in a trick shot contest to raise funds for the elementary school and the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
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About Ronald McDonald House Charities
RMHC of the Philadelphia Region, Inc. grants hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to support local non-profit programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. In addition, RMHC supports four scholarship programs for high school seniors; the Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware Ronald McDonald Houses; the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, operated by St. Christopher's Foundation for Children; and 13 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in area hospitals. The charity receives its support from McDonald's Corporation, McDonald's Owner/Operators, corporate donors and McDonald's customers. For more information, visit www.rmhcphilly.org.
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