“This is the 92nd East-West Shrine Game, making it the longest running college all-star game in the country,” said Harold Richardson, Executive Director of the game.
St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) December 02, 2016
Tickets for the East-West Shrine Game® are now on sale through Tickets.com. All game tickets are $15 and general admission, first come first serve seating (price does not include service fees). Tickets are not required for children under the age of 2. Tickets can also be purchased on game day at the Tropicana Field Box Office.
The game will be played on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Kick-off is at 3 p.m. (EST).
The East-West Shrine Game is a showcase for up-and-coming NFL talent as national media and scouts from every professional team spend the week in St. Petersburg to review the players. More than 100 players from last year’s game were invited to NFL training camps, and more than 70 made NFL rosters. Any given season there are about 265 East-West alumni on NFL rosters. More than 70 alumni have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, having showcased their talents on the East-West gridiron before launching their professional careers.
“This is the 92nd East-West Shrine Game, making it the longest running college all-star game in the country,” said Harold Richardson, Executive Director of the game. “This is our sixth year in Tampa Bay and community support for the game has grown here each year. This is a great family event that supports Shriners Hospitals for Children®."
More than just a game, since 1925, the East-West Shrine Game has helped raise money and awareness for Shriners Hospitals for Children, a health care system with 22 locations dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.
The game will be broadcast live on the East-West Shrine Game Radio Network, NFL Network and broadcast worldwide on radio via Yahoo Sports Radio, SiriusXM, and Tunein.
For additional information, visit 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 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 shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.