Illinois High School Shrine Football Game July 12
Published on June 13 2014 2:29 am
Last Updated on June 13 2014 2:29 am
Written by Millie Lange
Bloomington, IL – The Illinois Coaches Association and the Shriners of Illinois are excited to host the 40th annual Illinois High School Shrine Game Saturday, July 12 at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University. Kick-off for the 40th annual game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The pregame festivities will begin at 3 p.m. with a traditional Shriner parade in downtown Bloomington. Eighty-eight of the state’s best football players participate in this all-star game to raise money for Shriners Hospital for Children, the official philanthropy of Shriners International. More information about scheduled events, along with rosters for both the East and West teams, can be found at www.ilshrinegame.com.
Each year at the Shrine Game, two patients from the Shiners Hospital for Children are honored as the game’s prince and princess. This year’s princess is Emma Frick. The game’s prince is Alec Cabacungan. The prince and princess are honorary representatives of the patients from the Shriners Hospitals that will benefit from the money raised through the game. Last year’s event raised over $24,000 that went directly to providing outstanding medical care for children at the Shriners Hospitals.
In light of the 40th anniversary of this event, all Shrine Game alumni are invited back to celebrate 40 years of football and the values of the Shriners. Our goal is to create a fun and exciting environment for the players, families, Shriners Hospitals patients, and Shriners and to make this a signature event for the Shriners of Illinois and the city of Bloomington.
For more information, contact Eric Tjarks with the Illinois High School Shrine Game (217-781-2400) or Matt Hawkins at the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (309-665-0033).