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The Columbia Restaurant supports the 90th East-West Shrine Game


On January 11, 2015, the Columbia Restaurant will once again host 140 East-West Shrine Game® players and coaches prior to the Shriners Hospitals for Children® visit in Tampa, Fla.

For the fourth year in a row, owner Richard Gonzmart has invited players and coaches to dine at the historic Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City, which will be the kick-off event to game week and the start to a very important day. As part of their game week experience, East-West Shrine Game players and coaches visit a Shriners Hospital for Children to witness firsthand the true purpose of the game. Patients and players come together and spend an afternoon playing, dancing and sharing special stories of hope and determination.

2013 East-West Shrine Game alumni, Trent Steelman, described his experience as a lifelong memory. “Visiting the hospital was a very humbling experience. Those kids have more courage and tenacity than any football player I know; and that, I will never forget.”

Thank you to Richard Gonzmart and the Columbia Restaurant for your generosity and for helping to launch the 90th East-West Shrine Game experience.

For additional East-West Shrine Game event and ticket information, please visit our website at shrinegame.com or call us at 813-281-8686.

About the East-West Shrine Game
The East-West Shrine Game is the longest-running college all-star football game in the country and features some of the highest-rated players in the projected NFL draft ranking. While the teams are divided by East and West, the players come together for the beneficiary of the event, Shriners Hospitals for Children. Learn more at 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 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopedic 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 shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.