ELIZABETHTOWN, KENTUCKY’S ERIN BOLEY SELECTED TO PLAY IN PRESTIGIOUS
McDONALD’S® ALL AMERICAN GAMES IN CHICAGO
Basketball’s “Next 48” to take the court in the 39th Annual Games on March 30
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (January 21, 2016) – Erin Boley of Elizabethtown High School joined the ranks of high school basketball’s elite as she was selected to the 2016 McDonald’s All American Girls East Team. Boley’s selection was announced during a January 17 Selection Show on ESPNU. Final Team rosters can be viewed at www.mcdaag.com.
Boley joins 23 other top female prep players throughout the country. As a current forward for the Elizabethtown High School panthers, she is set to attend the University of Notre Dame next season.
“We are very pleased with the selection of a local player for the 2016 McDonald's All American Games,” said Frank Ward, McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana Owner/Operator and Co-op President. “Erin Boley displays remarkable dedication and commitment to the game and also sets an amazing example by working hard during time off the court by giving back to her school and the community. It’s an honor to have Erin’s talents recognized at the national level and we are proud to have her representing us from Kentuckiana.”
Boley now ranks with an impressive list of players who have donned the McDonald’s All American jersey, including: Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, James Harden, Candace Parker, Maya Moore, Elena Delle Donne, Skylar Diggins and Breanna Stewart.
The 39th Annual Boys Game tips off at 9:00 pm EST on Wednesday, March 30 inside Chicago’s United Center and will air live on ESPN. The 15th Annual Girls Game precedes the Boys Game, beginning at 6:30 pm EST and will be televised live on ESPNU. Tickets will go on sale Feb. 6 through Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME.
Net proceeds from the Games benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). The Games have raised more than $11 million for RMHC and its network of local Chapters since 1978, and all 48 players will have a chance to visit a local House during Game Week in Chicago. RMHC help keep families close to each other and the medical care their child needs.
Official release from McDonald's All-American game