West Jordan Youth Selected as one of McDonald’s 2014 Player Escorts to Walk Soccer Stars onto the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Field

Six-year-old winner to be surprised Wednesday, May 14 with the news by family and friends at Sugarhouse McDonald’s


Find out which lucky Utah child will join US Men’s National Soccer Team on the field at this summer’s World Cup. Join us for a surprise event to announce local first grader as McDonald’s Player Escort sweepstakes winner.



When one West Jordan 6-year-old heads out with her mother to McDonald’s for a quick snack before her ice-skating lesson on Wednesday, May 14, she will be surprised by her family, friends, Ronald McDonald and RSL’s Leo the Lion to learn she is one of 26 kids selected from across the nation to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil and escort a U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team player onto the field before a match. In a fortunate twist, the local first grader will be traveling to the match city of Manaus, which happens to be her mother’s hometown.


Along with her mother, the 6-year-old will not only represent Utah on the four-night, five-day trip to the World Cup games in June, but she will be able to visit family she hasn’t seen in five years, making this a truly memorable experience. Her father, Jeremy, entered the sweepstakes in the hope of surprising his daughter and her mother, Cintia, with the exciting news of a trip to Brazil. Cintia is overwhelmed by the news, especially since she and her daughter will now be able to join her family in celebrating her grandmother’s 90th birthday this summer.

Globally, 1,408 children are chosen by McDonald’s to serve as Player Escorts and support their country’s players during the month-long tournament in Brazil, which starts June 12 and culminates with the championship match on July 13. For more information about the Player Escort program, please visit www.news.mcdonalds.com/us.


Date Time and Location:


Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.

McDonalds, 935 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City


Photo Opps:


Capture the live moment when Ronald McDonald and Real Salt Lake’s Leo the Lion greet the winner with the news.


Capture the winner surrounded by her young friends, her family members and Brazilian community as they congratulate her.


Media Contact:

Barbara Schmiett

801-557-6704 (cell)

801-461-0811 (office)



*To ensure the surprise isn’t revealed in advance, the Player Escort’s name will be withheld until the surprise event.McDonald’s and Player Escort are registered trademarks of McDonald’s Corporation and its affiliates

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