McDonald’s Player Escort Programme for FIFA World Cup

Friday, March 16, 2018, 15:23

McDonald’s is giving a lucky child the opportunity of a lifetime to escort a football star onto the pitch at the FIFA World Cup 2018 Final in Moscow in July.

The McDonald’s Player Escort Program is open to all children aged between six and 10 and is part of McDonald’s initiative to improve children’s well-being through sport.

The prize consists of transfers, accommodation, family activities and two tickets for a selected 2018 FIFA World Cup match.

Children must take part in one of the football festivals in March and May organised by the Malta Football Association (MFA) and McDonald’s FootballPlus for Kids.  Alternatively, an application form can be downloaded from or collected from a McDonald’s restaurant and sent to Premier Restaurants Malta Ltd, Nineteen Twenty Three, Valletta Road, Marsa, MRS 3000 by April 30, 2018.

A random draw will determine the 61 participants who will take part in the final tournament on Saturday May 12, 2018 when a winner will be selected by random draw to redeem the prize.  The 60 runners up will take part in the locally held UEFA Nations League matches.

“There really is no better place to experience a big game than at the stadium! Now imagine the thrill of standing beside a football star, in the FIFA World Cup Final Match before turning 11-years-old! This is a magnificent, once in a life time opportunity that the Player Escort Programme offers to all Maltese children”, said Paul Dragan, General Manager of Premier Restaurants Malta.

McDonald’s has been a major sponsor at the World Cup for many years and the Player Escort Programme is a highlight of its campaign. Almost 1,500 children accompanied their idols onto the pitch at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

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