McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii announced Monday the nomination of two Hawaii high school basketball players to the 2014 McDonald’s All American Games.
Shaniah Mollena Lopez and David Rapanot, both from Molokai High School, were among nearly 1,000 high schoolers nationally who were nominated for the opportunity to make the final roster of the girls' and boys' basketball teams. Those teams will go on to play in the McDonald's All American Games in Chicago this April.
"We are delighted that Shaniah and David were chosen to continue in the selection process to compete in the McDonald’s All American Games," said Erlinda Rosario, a McDonald's Restaurants of Hawaii owner and operator. "We wish them the best as they move forward in the selection process, and we hope they make the final team rosters and do Hawaii proud."
Nationally, 984 seniors from 44 states and the District of Columbia were nominated through a process involving high school head coaches, athletic directors, school principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee.
A final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls selected to play in the 2014 Games will be announced during the McDonald’s All American Selection Games Show on ESPNU on Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. Hawaii time.
The 37th Annual Boys Game will be played on April 2 at Chicago’s United Center and broadcast on ESPN. The 13th Annual Girl’s Game will also be played on April 2 at the United Center and broadcast on ESPNU.
Information regarding tickets for the 2014 McDonald’s All American Games is available at Ticketmaster. Net proceeds from the Games benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. The Games have raised more than $10 million for RMHC since they were first played in 1978.