Leeman Bennett and Jerry Glanville Selected as Head Coaches of the 88th East-West Shrine Game


Venerable coaches to lead teams in college football all-star game benefitting Shriners Hospitals for Children

TAMPA, Fla. (December 4, 2012) – Leeman Bennett and Jerry Glanville have been selected as head coaches of the 88th East-West Shrine Game® benefitting Shriners Hospitals for Children®.

“We are proud to have two coaches with distinguished careers and a wealth of knowledge of football through their collegiate and NFL coaching careers,” said Harold Richardson, executive director of the East-West Shrine Game. “Coach Bennett and Coach Glanville are excited to be a part of this game because it combines great football with a great cause. This week creates memories that will last a lifetime.”

Bennett and Glanville both have impressive records as coaches and are looking forward to the opportunity to compete against one another for a good cause. While the East-West Shrine Game allows some of the best college football players in the country to showcase their talents in front of NFL coaches and scouts, the true purpose of the game is to raise awareness of Shriners Hospitals for Children.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this very special game that gives the players a stage to showcase their talents, and also supports a cause that is very dear to me,” said Glanville. “At the end of the day, helping provide a better future for the children is what touches me the most.”

“The Shrine Game gives these players the chance to compete against the best athletes in the country and show their support for a great cause,” Bennett said. “I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to lead these young men in the game, all while putting smiles on the faces of children.”

Kick-off is at 4p.m. on January 19, 2013, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. To learn more about the East-West Shrine Game or to order tickets, please visit www.shrinegame.com.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. To learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children, please visit www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.