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  • The McDonald’s All-American Game is Returning to Chicago in 2022

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    After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the McDonald’s All American Games is back and returning to Chicago in March 2022 to showcase the game’s brightest young stars going head-to-head at Wintrust Arena, home to the Chicago Sky. To honor the Games’ legacy and return to Chicago, McDonald’s, with the help of hometown heroes Candace Parker and Coby White, unveiled unique backboard designs, nodding to the Games’ upcoming 45th anniversary, at Starting With Me Court on 6028 S. Aberdeen in Chicago.

    The McDonald’s All American Games is where the best hoopers take the court and the greats begin to shine. Chicago has bred some of the Games’ finest players and performances over the years including hometown favorites Candace Parker, Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis and Jabari Parker to name a few. The city previously hosted the Games in 1982 and from 2011-2017, and in 2022  the Games will enter a new era and celebrate 45 years of elevating the nation’s top high school basketball players into the next generation of greats.

    “No city has as much Games’ history, so it’s only right that we return to Chicago for our 45th anniversary,” said Elizabeth Campbell, Senior Director of Cultural Engagement, McDonald’s USA. “It’s special to think about the impact the Games have had over all these years – whether it’s for the athletes, their local communities, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the families that are supported by the organization. ”

    While in-person Games are being planned for 2022, the health and safety of the players, spectators and staff remains the top priority. McDonald’s is closely monitoring COVID-19 and consulting with medical experts. Updates will be shared on the Games and selection process over the next few months.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.