Bloomington, IL – The Illinois Coaches Association and the Shriners of Illinois will host the 39th annual Illinois High School Shrine Game on July 13th at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University. Kick-off for the 39th annual game is scheduled for Saturday, July 13 at 6:30p.m. The pregame festivities will begin at 5:30 with an entertainment act by Jesse White Tumblers. 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

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 Jaiden Harriott from Davis Junction who is a patient at the Chicago Shriners Hospital. The game’s prince is Marcus Boyer from Maryville a patient at the St. Louis Shriners Hospital. The prince and princess are honorary representatives from each hospital that will benefit from the money raised through the game. Last year’s event raised over $26,000 that went directly to providing outstanding medical care for children at the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Our goal is to create a fun and exciting environment for the players, families, Shrine kids, and Shriners and to make this a signature event for the Shriners of Illinois. This year’ s game will be aired live on Cities 92.9 which is a part of the Great Plains Media Group. The featured banquet speaker will be Sean Considine from the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens. He played in the event in 2000 and played his college career at the University of Iowa.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children®

Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals 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 inj uries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. Visit the Shriners Hospitals website at The estimated direct economic impact of hosting the Illinois High School Shrine Game in Bloomington-Normal is $56,700.

For more information, please 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).

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