Posted on February 19, 2014

Imagine the thrill of a young child from Qatar standing beside their football hero and hearing the roar of the crowd in front of millions of fans at the FIFA World Cup! Well now they have a chance to enter and win at their local McDonald’s.

McDonald’s Qatar launches [qatarisbooming.com].jpgQatar’s favorite quick service restaurant is giving 2 budding young football fans the opportunity to win a once in a lifetime chance to experience the game first hand this year in Brazil through the Player Escort Program. The lucky winners will travel to Brazil with their parents as part of this exciting opportunity.

Football fans ages eight to ten-years old can simply sign up to the “Shoot & Score” competition at McDonald’s Suhaim Bin Hamad branch for three consecutive Fridays on February 21, 28 and March 4, 2014. Their names will then be entered into a draw for their chance to win and lucky winners will be announced on March 14, 2014.

“For young football fans there can be nothing more exciting than accompanying their favorite player onto the pitch at the world’s biggest football tournament,” said Kamal Saleh Al Mana, Managing Director of Al Mana Restaurants & Food Co., and the owner and operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Qatar.

“McDonald’s has been sponsoring grassroots sports for more than 25 years. We are extremely excited to be able to offer children in Qatar the thrill of a live World Cup at one of the most highly anticipated sports events of the year. McDonald’s Qatar is keen to contribute to the community where its employees live and work, and has been always a supporter of promoting active lifestyles,” he finishes.

McDonald’s has served as an Official Sponsor and Official Restaurant of the FIFA World Cup since 1994. They are proud to bring the passion of sport to life for millions of customers and fans for more than 100 countries around the world through special promotions, contests, advertisements and in-store merchandising. The McDonald’s Player Escort programme began in 2002 at the FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™. Since then, the company has provided 1000s of children with the unique experience of being a McDonald’s Player Escort.

For more information on the McDonald’s Qatar Player Escort Program, please visit mcdonaldsarabia.com.

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