The Maine McDonald’s® High School Senior All-Star Basketball Games is a salute to top senior student-athletes basketball standouts and coaches from across Maine. More than 100 individuals are honored for their achievements both on and off the basketball court at the All-Star Banquet on Friday night, March 10, and at the Games on Saturday, March 11. Net proceeds from the two-day event go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities ® of Maine.
The 2017 program marks McDonald’s 29th consecutive year as lead sponsor of this hallmark event. In addition to underwriting the cost of planning and executing the event, the Maine McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association, a collaboration of 9 local Maine McDonald’s franchisees, works hand-in-hand with the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches and several sponsors to make the event possible.
The event will once again be held at Newman Gymnasium on the campus of Husson University in Bangor. The All-Star Banquet takes place Friday evening,
March 10 at the Anah Shrine Hall in Bangor, ME, and the Games take place throughout the day on Saturday, March 11 at Husson University.
Net proceeds from ticket sales, souvenir sales and program book advertising go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of Maine.
All-Star Players, All-State Academic Team Members, and Mr. and Miss Basketball are all selected from nominees submitted by Maine’s High School Basketball Coaches through the MABC. All-Star ballots are mailed to every high school coach in Maine, and results are tabulated by MABC officials. Mr. and Miss Basketball award recipients are selected by a committee of media representatives and retired coaches representing each region in Maine.
A total of 80 High School Senior All-Star Players are selected from top senior basketball players from across the state, ten in each of eight categories, according to Girls/Boys, East/West, and High School classification:
Girls A/B East and Girls A/B West
Girls C/D East and Girls C/D West
Boys A/B East and Boys A/B West
Boys C/D East and Boys C/D West
A total of 20 seniors (10 girls and 10 boys) are selected from across the state among basketball players who excel both in the classroom and on the basketball court.
Each year, the MABC organizes regional foul-shooting championships throughout the winter. Champions from each of the four regions (North, Central, East and West) are invited to compete for the State Foul Shooting Championship at the McDonald’s High School Senior All-Star Games.
The local Maine McDonald’s Owner/Operators award two $2,000 scholarships. The recipients (one girl, one boy) are selected from the ten girls and ten boys named to the All-State Academic Team through a separate application and review process. The scholarship award is intended to recognize the students’ academic performance, contributions to his or her high school and community, participation in volunteer activities, and overall citizenship.
All-Star Coaches are selected from across the state, two in each of the same categories as the players.