FOOTBALL IS A GREAT SPORT; it teaches teamwork, discipline and perseverance in reaching goals. It’s exciting to watch and fun to play. As the longest running college all-star game in the nation, the East-West Shrine Game has been woven into America’s football tradition for 90 years.
Shriners created the East-West Shrine Game in 1925, driven to help children and families in need. They dedicated the game to raising awareness and support for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Today there are 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children locations; back in 1925 there just were nine.
As the game grew, legendary coaches like Don Shula, Dick Vermeil, Paul “Bear” Bryant, and Jerry Glanville joined renowned players like Gale Sayers, Tom Brady, John Elway, Alan Page, Dick Butkus, Brett Favre, Gino Marchetti and Walter Payton in supporting the East-West Shrine Game. The game is an important opportunity for the nation’s top college players, giving them the chance to display their talents to a national television audience and over 300 NFL scouts.
As part of the game week tradition, teams visit Shiners Hospitals for Children – Tampa. The true meaning of the game hits home when the players and coaches spend time with the kids, experiencing their courage and determination. All will tell you, time spent with the kids is both humbling and inspirational.
January 23, 2016 marks the 91st game in this special tradition. This is your chance to see tomorrow’s legends in the making and support a very important cause. For ticket information, click here.
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. Our 22 facilities, located 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.
About Shriners International
Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth with nearly 200 temples (chapters) in seven countries and thousands of clubs around the world.