FIFA World Cup Player Escort Sweepstakes (Plus a Fun McDonald’s and Indy Eleven Giveaway)

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Wendy R!

This post is sponsored by McDonald’s of Central Indiana, as a partnership with #McDsIndyMoms. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Has the soccer bug bitten your family? I wouldn’t say we’ve been bitten yet, but the bug is definitely flying within biting distance for us! Mike and I didn’t grow up playing soccer, but it’s huge in Indiana, so we thought we’d give it a go with Elena.

preschool soccer
Let’s just say the highlight of Elena’s brief soccer career was the snack and juice box at the end. And can I just take a moment to cherish the days of pigtails? Look at that baby face!

We have a few things conspiring to give us soccer fever, though. In a couple of weeks, Eli will start playing in his first soccer league. He’s super excited, and being the sports nut that he is, I think he’ll enjoy it more than his big sister ever did.

toddler soccer

One of my favorite pictures ever … because baby boys in rompers, of course!

Such a sweet moment between Eli and his Uncle Donnie.

Shortly after soccer wraps up here, we’ll be heading to Spain. I hear they’re just a little into fútbol, no? I’d love to come home with a Real Madrid jersey for Eli. A little closer to home, we’re very excited in Indianapolis to welcome professional soccer to our sports-loving town. The Indy Eleven, a North American Soccer League team, was formed just over a year ago. Their first season kicks off in just a few weeks, and we’ll definitely cheer them on.

Of course, die-hard soccer fans know that the FIFA World Cup begins in June. This year’s World Cup is being held in Brazil, June 14-July 13.  McDonald’s is a proud sponsor of both the FIFA World Cup and the Indy Eleven. As a part of that sponsorship, they have an exciting sweepstakes taking place for young Hoosier soccer fans. The World Cup Player Escort Sweepstakes will give 25 young soccer fans ages 6-10 the experience of a lifetime: to walk hand-in-hand with a US soccer player as they take the field in the FIFA World Cup. Across the globe, 1408 children from 64 different countries will get the same honor. Here in Indiana, one young fan will get the chance to travel to Brazil with their family as part of the FIFA World Cup Player Escort Program.

All you have to do to enter your young soccer fan into the sweepstakes is visit . The sweepstakes runs through April 6. After you take your chances there, how about entering a fun little giveaway here?#McDsIndyMoms and McDonald’s of Central Indiana have a prize pack to giveaway to one Just Like The Number reader. The prize pack includes a McDonald’s World Cup water bottle, a $10 Arch card, coupons, and a selection of Indy Eleven goodies.

Here’s what you need to do to enter to win the McDonald’s prize pack:

  1. Leave a comment below telling me which team you’ll root for in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
  2. For an additional entry, subscribe to Just Like The Number so you never miss a post! Just remember to leave an additional comment below telling me you subscribed so that you’ll have 2 entries counted. And if you’re already a subscriber? Tell me in a separate comment as well – you totally get an extra entry for being a loyal reader!

The giveaway will end Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Thanks!

Looking for additional chances to win a prize pack? Check out the giveaways going on these other fabulous blogs:

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  1. Christine says:

    We are definitely cheering for Indy Eleven!

  2. Can’t wait for Indy Eleven games, though I am slightly jealous you’ll be enjoying soccer… in Spain 😉

  3. My boys pick their favorite teams by color, so who knows what they’ll pick! But we’ll definitely be watching!

  4. I’m with Crystal – I will cheer for whoever my kiddo chooses that day.

  5. My oldest son has been playing since he was 2 (so 8 years now) and I still know very little about the sport. He mostly likes to watch the premier league, but I guess we would root for team USA in the world cup. We have tickets to the opening game for Indy Eleven and can’t wait!

  6. Solducky says:

    It is always fun to root for Ireland!

  7. Belgium! Sorry – had to.

  8. We planned Lucas’ first birthday theme around the World Cup (June 11) and have been joking about making it a tradition every 4 years…. However I think he may have other plans. 😉 Well, we usually cheer for the US until they get knocked out and then root for Spain or Germany or Italy. Fickle fans I guess, but we love the game!

  9. Mexico all the way!


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