KANSAS- Final preparations are being made as the state’s premiere high school all-star football game turns its sights on Dodge City, Kansas. For the first time in the game’s forty-five-year history, the Kansas Shrine Bowl will be played in Dodge City. “Dodge City submitted a great bid a few years ago,” said B.J. Harris, Executive Director of the Kansas Shrine Bowl. “They have fulfilled every commitment and gone above and beyond to make our 46th annual game a success.”
So much more than a game, the Kansas Shrine Bowl is a major event. Beyond the football teams, the Kansas Shrine Bowl also executes a cheer camp featuring more than one hundred and fifty participants participating in a four-day camp. This year will also mark the 36th Annual Kansas Masonic All-State Marching Band Camp, with more than one hundred and fifty high school students from across the state of Kansas participating in the five-day camp. Both the cheer camp and band camp will be housed at Dodge City Community College. “Dodge City Community College, USD 443, the Dodge City CVB and the City of Dodge City have all been great partners,” said Harris. “I’m confident our participants will have a safe and fun experience.”
In addition to the camps there are several events for the public. Those events begin Friday, June 6th at 9 a.m. with a four-man scramble at Mariah Hills Golf Course. The event is $60 per person and you can register at www.kansasshrinebowl.com/golf. Friday night ends with our Kansas Shrine Bowl Participant Appreciation Banquet at 6 p.m. at United Wireless Arena. Some seats are available and can be purchased by calling 913-602-8656. Saturday is full of fun for everyone and kicks off with the Strong Legs Run 5K and Walk at 8 a.m. at Dodge City High School. Day of registration is just $25 for the run and $20 for the walk. The state’s largest Shrine Parade will take place at 10 a.m. on 2nd Street from Comanche to Gunsmoke. At 11 a.m. there is the Kansas Shrine Bowl/Sports in Kansas High School Football Combine, Powered by Sharp Performance. The event is open to high school age athletes. Register at www.kansasshrinebowl.com/combine. Following our combine at 1 p.m. is the Jr. All-Star Challenge. This punt, pass and kick style event is for ages 6 to 14. Pre-register at www.kansasshrinebowl.com/challenge.
The day wraps up with the best all-star football game in the Midwest at Memorial Stadium in Dodge City. Gates open at 5 p.m., Pre-game festivities at 6 p.m. and kick-off at 7 p.m. Advance discount tickets are available at www.kansasshrinebowl.com/tickets. Tickets will be available at the gate. Please find updated team rosters below.
All Shrine Bowl events are produced and presented to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children [SHC]. SHC 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 the age of 18 are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Tickets and additional information are available at www.kansasshrinebowl.com or by calling 800-530-5524.
For more information contact B.J. Harris at 913-602-4359 or firstname.lastname@example.org