140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Shriners free health screening clinic Oct. 3

Events is for kids with burn injuries and orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions

newsroom@vaildaily.com, Edwards, CO Colorado

EDWARDS, Colorado — Eagle County Public Health will coordinate a free health screening clinic for children suffering from burn injuries and orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Shriners Hospital for Children volunteers, along with Vail Summit Orthopaedic doctors, will examine patients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, 1140 Edwards Village in Edwards.

All children age birth through 18 with orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and will receive care in a family-centered environment at no charge — regardless of financial need, citizenship status or county residency. The clinic is designed to examine children and determine if they have a special health care need that can be met by Shriners Hospitals.

Shriners Hospital for Children is a leader in pediatric specialty care. Every year, the 22 hospitals that make up this health care system provide treatment to thousands of children across the country at no charge. The El Jebel Shriners of Denver are sponsoring this event.

For more information or general questions about the screening, call Staci Bruce, Eagle County public health nurse, at 970-748-2014.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Younger Men in Masonry

Nobles: Here is one answer to the question we have all Asked:
What is it that attracts younger men to Freemasonry and why do we find it so difficult to keep our numbers strong?

By Bro. Ken H. Dennis
This question has been swirling around in my head for about a week, brought on by a conversation I had with a Brother at the festive board. He had mentioned that in the past year he had introduced several younger men to Freemasonry. As we discussed this I couldn’t help but think in the back of my mind that this guy really knows what he is talking about.

I was formulating in my own mind what I believed to be the biggest draw to Freemasonry and I believe that for me (a brother of the age of 28) these were some of the biggest.

1. Honour and trust
2. Belonging, commitment and friendship
3. Self development

I certainly cannot speak on behalf of all young men, but these tenets of which Freemasonry offers are a major attractor. It is doubtful that most men would openly say, “I am just looking for a place to belong, a place to feel accepted, honoured and trusted, where I can learn to be a better man.” I do believe that a large majority of people do indeed feel that way and would never express it in such an open manner.

When I joined Freemasonry I had at best a superficial view of what we were about, my Grandfather was a Mason and I had always respected him and his outlook on life and treatment of people. I didn’t know he was a Mason until after he had passed on to the Celestial Lodge above, but finding this out made me lookup Freemasonry and do some research.

My generation will search the Internet for hours on a subject before they take any direct action, such as contacting a lodge, or e-mailing a known Mason. We want facts and stories to make us understand more clearly about what or who we are dealing with. I myself joined Masonry by e-mailing the grand lodge!

Even though I had an extremely warm introduction to Freemasonry in North Bay, there is no way that I could have comprehended the full extent of its nature at that time.

It wasn’t until I started traveling, I had so many warm and wonderful experiences, with open arms Brethren from around the world united to help me, show me their cities, welcome me in to their homes and this universal kindness was extraordinary to me. I knew from my own Lodge that the friendships and relationships forged with Brethren was strong, but I had no idea to the vast extent at which it was reproduced globally.

I spent some time in the military in my life and honour, responsibility and team work were reiterated over and over to us. Honour and pride in our work, responsibility for our actions and inactions and working as a group to accomplish something great. These too are qualities that should be instilled in our Brethren.

It is my belief that if we speak about our experiences, or sense of true brotherhood to potential new candidates that we will do a far better of job of getting them in to our Lodges. Don’t treat them as a number, don’t treat them as stranger, treat them as you would a Brother and show them in your actions.

If you want to really make them understand, you need to be excited, proud and energetic about Freemasonry. Talk to them about your experiences, the visitations with open arms, the festivals and friendships and how we aspire to live by moral means and to develop the light within ourselves.

Friday, September 25, 2009

NEWS- This in the Western Shrine

Several Temples are still having their circus, Several local Parades in the western states are featuring Shriners: Pheonix is getting closer to their Kids Day program it's going to be a big November for them

Los Angeles: The Awasom A Shrine Club is selling popcorn at the feast
of San Gennaro in Hollywood to raise money for the PICU unit.

Lulllee Productions put on their annual Car-ni-fare at Shriners
Hospital for Children -LA. Over 900 children came and entrained with
craft projects, puppets,, The Rhymatist( Hip Hop for Children), the
star wars gang & pirate John. They all their fill of popcorn, hot
pockets, cake and drinks
Six Authors came and read to the children and autographed their books.
The Love on 4Paws, Animal Assisted Therapy group were on hand to show
the children how to work with animals

Influenza A H1N1 is the topic of the Northern California hospital's October lecture. This ongoing lecture series is free and open to the public. www.shrinershq.org/Hospitals/Northern_California/News/news09210901.aspx

Four nurses at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Portland have been published in the 2009 AORN Journal, the official publication of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. Infantile and Juvenile Scoliosis: The Crooked Path to Diagnosis and Treatment, is a thorough overview of the classification and treatment of scoliosis in children.
In addition to the four authors, Ivan Krajbich M.D., and Larry Jacobson M.D., provided their expertise and assistance with the article.

Research News:

Researchers at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California have identified a gene in mice that may uncover the fundamental mechanisms of cleft lip with cleft palate, a common birth defect seen in 1 out of about 700 children. The discovery was made by a research team led by Chengji Zhou, Ph.D., a principal investigator for the
Institute of Pediatric Regenerative Medicine (IPRM), a collaborative research program of Shriners Hospitals for Children and the University of California, Davis. The findings of Dr. Zhou and his colleagues have been published in the September 2009 issue of Development, a highly regarded scientific journal.

--Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:

Three-time PGA TOUR Las Vegas event champion Jim Furyk will participate in this year's tournament. Furyk has had 13 PGA TOUR wins, including the 2003 U.S. Open. According to Tournament Director Adam Sperling, "Any time we get a past champion in the field, it's
exciting, and now we have a three-time champion."

Rock Legend Alice Cooper will participate in the Wednesday Celebrity Pro-Am event.

Snoop Dog and Jay Sean have been added to the Justin Timberlake and Friends concert line-up. They join Taylor Swift, Ciara, Alicia Keys and TLC for a night of music benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Women's Day, sponsored by Rain Cosmetics, will take place at TPC Summerlin on Wednesday, October 14. This ladies-only event will feature a panel of influential women in Las Vegas who will share their insight and experiences. $25 per person includes breakfast, panel discussion and complimentary admission to "The Hill" immediately following the event. Proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Space is limited. Make your reservations by calling (702) 873-1010 by October 7.

--Social Media:

Our Facebook fan pages are growing! Our hospitals' fan page has more than 1,000 fans and the fraternity page has more than 700 fans. Join us!



Other Web news:

Online registration to join the East-West Shrine Game Fan Club is now live. Members receive all the insider information, like player and coach announcements, game news and updates, special offers, discounts and more. Get in the huddle and join today! Sign-up at http://tinyurl.com/y95ll25.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

3-Time Las Vegas PGA Tour Champ Jim Furyk Commits to Timberlake Golf Event

For up to date Information go to GolfLasVegasnow.com

Jim Furyk, a 3-time Vegas Winner, Scheduled to Play Las Vegas in 2009 September 22, 2009--The Las Vegas PGA Tour event, now called the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, has a long and deep history, and a man right in the middle of that is the PGA Tour's #3-ranked player, Jim Furyk, who is the only golfer to win this Las Vegas golf tournament more than once. Furyk, who has committed to play in this year's event, has won the tournament three times, including in 1995 when he made what was then called the Las Vegas Invitational the first of his 13 PGA Tour wins (and counting). He then won again in 1998 and 1999, giving him four PGA Tour victories with three of those coming on Las Vegas golf courses.

“Anytime we get a past champion in the field, it’s exciting, let alone a 3 time champion," says new Tournament Director Adam Sperling. "But that’s not all you get in a Jim Furyk. Jim brings with him a resume that few can duplicate, with 13 wins, including the 2003 US Open. Coupled with the fact that he’s supported this event over the years, dating back to the days of the LVI, as well as being one of the greatest ambassadors to the game of golf, it’s a trifecta for us!”

Furyk, as of this writing, is one of nine of the Top 30 PGA Tour players in the FedEx Cup standings The other top golfers with FedEx Cup rankings are: Heath Slocum (5), Kenny Perry (9), Las Vegas' Nick Watney (12), Marc Leishman (16), Brian Gay (17), Hunter Mahan (23), Steve Marino (25), and John Senden (30). But those aren't the only top golfers in the field.

Sperling says that other names such as Chris DiMarco, David Duval, Brad Faxon, Las Vegas' Charley Hoffman, Rocco Mediate, Rory Sabbatini, and J.B. Holmes are also committed and planning to play in the Las Vegas. Other Las Vegas golfers scheduled to play include Craig Barlow, Scott Piercy, Chris Riley, Dean Wilson, and Bill Lunde. The defending champion, Marc Turnesa, is also scheduled to play here again and defend his title. The golf event is just part of a week long golf week in Las Vegas where other events include a junior clinic, a women's day, a concert headlining Timberlake, plus other fun.

The 2009 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is the ongoing commitment between Timberlake and Shriners Hospitals for Children to continue the tradition of a PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas. The collaboration between Shriners Hospitals for Children and Timberlake to act as Title Sponsor and Host creates a truly unique and world-class event for players and fans alike. A host of well-known golfers will participate in the competition to help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children while enjoying the signature flair that Las Vegas has to offer.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wyo. Shrine Bowl presents check

CASPER, Wyo. - T. J. Claunch, executive director of the Wyoming Shrine Bowl, announced on Thursday that a check in the amount of $30,000 was presented to the Shriners Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The check represents the proceeds of the Shrine Bowl All-Star football game held on June 13, 2009 in Casper.
The game was called in the second quarter due to a large electrical storm that hit the Casper area, marking the first time in Shrine Bowl history a game was cut short due to any circumstance. The 2010 Shrine Bowl game will be held in Casper on June 12 at Cheney Alumni Field.
(sorry my Pic's didn't turn out very good)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

2,500 clowns invade, conquer Fountain

September 12, 2009

FOUNTAIN • Women in red dresses and black fishnet stockings prowled a street corner. Police beat convicts with billy clubs. Convoys of gray-haired men in red fuzzy hats drove tiny cars in circles.

“Want to pet my rock, honey?” a stone-bearing clown repeatedly asked innocent bystanders.

There’s nothing like a Shriners parade to bring a shot of silliness to an ordinary Saturday.

That’s what happens when about 2,500 Shriners from seven states get together for a convention.

The Central States Shrine Association met in Colorado Springs, and chose Fountain for a parade site to show off their stuff, otherwise known as “fun with a purpose.”

Spectators lined the curbs, their cameras trained at the kitschy, comic, surreal and wheelie-popping cast of characters doing skits, banging drums and waving nonstop.

“I like how happy everybody is,” said Chantelle Strande, 15. “It brings the town together.”

It wasn’t a parade like Jenna Razzkowski, 11, was used to seeing clamor down the streets of her bedroom community.

“It’s a bunch of old people,” she observed, amused by the antics. “In some really old cars,” added Taylor Medeiros, 9,, who liked the mini-mobiles. “I could drive them.”

The Shriners would love to get him in the driver’s seat someday. Numbers have dwindled in the philanthropic organization that’s known for supporting pediatric healthcare. Many members are over 60. Sons aren’t following their dads into the red fez society.

Recruiting is by word-of-mouth and parades, said Al Kaly Shriners of Southern Colorado spokesman Dave Stevens, pleased that 10 new members signed up Saturday.

Carl Jennings was among the few in the parade with hair that wasn’t gray or rainbow colored. A friend recruited the 39-year-old electrician from Missouri to the Keystone Cops Shrine unit five years ago.

“We’re all big kids,” Jennings said. “We normally have a big ambulance and throw water at people, but we couldn’t bring it all this way.”

So, they made do. “We beat up the convict,” he said, “and then he knocks us down and we all act silly.”

Only men are allowed to be in the parade. The “bad girls,” as the ladies in red are known, were relegated to the sidewalk. Still, they got the nod. Make that, lots of nods — and winks and approving glances as the trigger-happy matrons shot their cap guns at men in convertibles.

“It’s a blast,” said “Bad Girl” Kay Baldi, a Shriner’s wife. “Life is short and you’ve got to make the best of it, and if you can help someone along the way, that’s all we’re trying to do.”

When Maynard Boehler isn’t wearing his blue wig, red lipstick and “Glitz the clown” duds, he’s driving kids from the Ohama region to hospitals for medical care in Minneapolis.

The 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children nationwide provide free treatment to children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip/palate. A screening clinic is held the second Saturday of the month at the Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 South 33rd Street.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

USBJD 2009 and Shriners “Go Outside and Play – Safely”

USBJD 2009 “Go Outside and Play – Safely”
Promoting Safe Sports and Recreation during National Bone and Joint Awareness Week

When you encourage your kids to “Go Outside and Play,” Shriners Hospitals for Children recommends adding one more word – “Safely.”

Participating in sports, riding bicycles or skateboards, and climbing on the jungle gym at the local playground are all fun, healthy activities for kids. However, injuries requiring medical attention occur during all sports and recreational activity – from basketball to bouncing on trampolines.

About 30 million children and teens in the U.S. participate in organized sports programs each year, and, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), approximately 3.5 million children under age 15 receive medical attention for sports and recreation-related injuries each year. In fact:

• Almost a third of childhood injuries are sports or recreation-related.
• More than 200,000 preschool and elementary school-age children are injured on playgrounds each year, primarily from falls.
• Approximately half of all childhood sports and recreation-related injuries involve bicycles, skates and skateboards
• Children ages 5-14 incur almost half of sports-related injuries, and more than 775,000 of them receive treatment in an emergency room
• The most serious injuries happen during individual activities

Many of these injuries could have been prevented by following some simple safety tips and guidelines.

Raising Awareness
Bone and Joint Decade, which continues through 2011, is a concerted worldwide effort to increase understanding and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries through prevention, education and research.

During U.S. Bone and Joint Decade’s National Awareness Week, Oct. 12-20, Shriners Hospitals for Children will work to raise awareness of the importance of making sure children participate in sports and recreation in a safe manner in order to avoid and prevent unnecessary injuries.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a recognized leader in efforts to understand, prevent and treat musculoskeletal problems associated with pediatric orthopaedic conditions and injuries. The 19 Shriners Hospitals for Children that treat orthopaedic problems can provide information and resources to help parents, educators and other professionals help ensure that recreation is both fun and safe for today’s children.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is an international health care system dedicated to providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services with no financial obligation to patients or their families.

The Legacy Continues in Orlando in 2010

John Elway. Brett Favre. Tom Brady. Just a few of the football greats who played in America’s longest-running college all-star football game – the East-West Shrine Game.
Eighty-five years of pride, passion and philanthropy will converge in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 23,2010.

The East-West Shrine Game will kick off at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at the Florida
Citrus Bowl Stadium and will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
The East-West Shrine Game has always featured the finest athletes in the U.S. and Canada.

The NFL Hall of Fame includes 62 players who in played in the East-West Shrine Game coming out of college. A total of 90 players from Game #84, held this past Jan. 17, were drafted and/or signed as free agents by the National Football League. On NFL 2008 opening-day 53 man rosters, practice squads and injured reserve lists were 307 East-West Shrine Game alumni.

“The East-West Shrine Game has always fielded players among college football’s best,” said East-West Shrine Game Executive Director Jack Hart. “With all 32 NFL teams represented by GMs, coaches and scouts during game week, our players have the terrific opportunity to showcase their talents and get their first glimpse of life in the NFL … ‘Just Like on Sunday.’”

While the teams are divided by East and West, the players come together for the beneficiary of the event, Shriners Hospitals for Children, an international pediatric specialty health care system.

“We hope our supporters all over the country will come out and enjoy this exciting game,” said Douglas E. Maxwell, president and CEO of Shriners Hospitals for Children. “Our health care system depends on the generosity of our supporters, and this game is one of our signature events.”

In addition to the big game, there are a number of special events open to the media and general public during the week leading up to the game. These include the players’ visit to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Tampa, which gives these college athletes an opportunity to witness first-hand the mission they are supporting by playing in the game. Supporters can also attend the practice sessions, Player Awards Banquet, a golf tournament, and a player and coaches meet and greet at Bahia Shriners.

The 85th East-West Shrine Game promises to be an exciting event in Orlando. In addition to being a favorite tourist destination, Orlando has hosted some of the country’s most prestigious football games. The Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium is home to the annual Capital One Bowl, Champs Sports Bowl and Florida Classic, the nation’s premier HBCU event.
For more information about the East-West Shrine Game, please visit www.shrinegame.com.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Shriner Joseph James is one of 100 contestants chosen to compete in the show "Hell Bent on Hollywood".

He’s reaching for a slice of fame Woodbury student has set sights on becoming the next big reality show star. go to www.helbentforhollywood.com to vote
by Scott Smeltzer /News-Press

Joseph James has his eye on the sky, and he won’t settle for less.

James is one of 100 people out of 2,000 who passed an audition to appear on the “Hellbent for Hollywood” reality show, currently in production.

The show will combine the excitement of “American Idol” with the competitive challenges of “Survivor,” said Jen Markewych, casting director and producer along with John Mitchell. The competition won’t be exclusively on acting skills, she said.

“It is going to be based on what the industry expects of actors, and there will be competitions based on their knowledge and professionalism within the industry,” she said, while declining to mention specifics.

A panel of judges will evaluate the competitors.

“The public can also vote for actors online,” she said. “The more votes you have, it’s like a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card. If actors are disqualified, they can use the public votes as a way to get back onto it.”

The show’s purpose is to give the public a glimpse of the real-world struggle of actors coming to Hollywood hoping to be the next TV or film star, Markewych said.

James moved to North Hollywood with his wife and child two months ago and lives near the NoHo Arts District. He’s majoring in communications at Woodbury University after transferring from Clark College in Vancouver, Wash.

“I got my big break when I got the part in ‘Crowley’ with Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser scheduled for release in 2010,” he said. “That was incredible. Fraser was nice and professional. And it gave me insight into how big movies like that are made.”

He’s been on the sets of 10 films or TV shows, like VH1’s “Tough Love” and TNT’s “Leverage.” He’s also learned a lot by performing plays as a member of the Freemasons for more than six years, he said.

“So I feel like I’m living the dream,” he said. “People back home said I’d never be a big star. They said, ‘You’re going to go there and come back or get another type of job.’ I feel I’ve worked hard networking, auditioning and working on acting skills or on location somewhere.”

He is getting a lot of support from his advisor at Woodbury, Edward Clift, James said.

“He was so proud of me,” James said. “He said going from a local level to national level on this show and getting my name identified and my polarity — that is mass media at its finest.”

James’ appearance on this show validates the mission of the university, said Clift, who is associate professor of communication and dean of the School of Media, Culture and Design. That mission is to bring students who want to be involved in creative endeavors to the university and help them interface with the surrounding industries.

“My hope is that more actors come to Woodbury so they don’t have to make an either/or decision about their career,” he said. “If they come to Woodbury, they can go ahead to get a college education while pursuing their creative endeavor.”

James is making all the right preparations for his success, Clift said.

“He’s dedicated, and he’s enrolled in classes dealing with media and entertainment studies, and I think the recipe for success is combining one talent with a self-reflective stance,” he said. Clift has sent out a mass e-mail to his students encouraging them to support their fellow student, James said.

“I’m sure the students will get on board and help me,” he said.

James believes he has the right stuff to become the next big star: He speaks fluent Spanish, and has had sword-fight training and can use a gun.

“So I can do action films or I can also be romantic,” he said. “I can play serious or comedy roles. I’m the complete package.”

He can also take direction, said Marcia McReynolds, his former acting teacher at Clark College.

“I had him for one quarter, and this is what’s remarkable: He had never taken an acting class until January,” she said. “He wanted help with public-speaking skills and caught the acting bug.”

When he started the class, he was great at the tough-guy roles, so McReynolds and the other teacher for the class asked him to find his other side, McReynolds said.

“Any direction you give him, he embodies,” she said.

He’s made great strides, already securing acting gigs in Los Angeles, she said.

“He must have put out 20 applications for colleges [in that area] so he could be there, and when he wasn’t going to school, he’d try to get into the movie business, and in three weeks, he was down,” she said. “With that same machine, he’s applying to this show. He’s so hell-bent, it’s almost scary.”

Golf Classic to Help Shriners Hospital Transportation Fund

Aloha Golf Classic tees off today

By Ron Ige • Pacific Daily News

The Hui Aikane Golf Club will hold its 16th Annual Aloha Golf Classic today and tomorrow at Starts Guam Golf Resort.

This tournament is one of the most prestigious on Guam because, unlike most fundraisers, it is a 36-hole individual stroke play tournament.

Players are placed in the following flights: Championship, A, B, C, ladies and seniors. Champions will be crowned in each flight.

Vic Borja, Guam's amateur champion, and Louie Sunga are the favorites in the Men's Division. Tessie Blair, 2009 ladies champion, is the overwhelming favorite among the women. Barry Wilson, Guam's senior champion, and Bill Garris will be top contenders in the Seniors Flight.

Shriners will be one of the beneficiaries of the tournament proceeds. These funds will be used to help the Shriners transport sick children to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Hawaii.

Walter Breuning: Living Legend- Donation to Shriners Hospital for Children

Breuning honored by BNSF with donation, rail station

Through 112 years, Great Falls resident Walter Breuning has seen just about everything - but even Walter was surprised by the generosity shown today by his former employer, as the president of the BNSF Railway presented Breuning with a check for $50,000.

John Ambler, president of BNSF, said, "We, in honor of your service, would like to give a check for you to give to them for $50,000." The "them" is the Shriners Hospital, an organization that Walter has been part of for over 60 years.

Walter replied, "They sure can use the money."

Shriners say the donation is greatly appreciated, and will go to great use. Great Falls Shriners Hospital coordinator Richard Aspinwall said, "The children, when they go to the hospital, everything there is free but we have to get the children to the hospital, and so this money will assist."

But Walter's recognition from BNSF Railway didn't stop at just the donation. He was also given a top honor for his 50 years of service to the Great Northern Railway, the company's predecessor.

Ambler continued, "We were able to name a station for Walter - it's the Walter Station just about 30 miles outside of Billings, and this is a new track. It's a great honor to have something named for you."

Walter says he was flattered by the dedication, and excited to help the charity that he's worked with for over 60 years.

Walter said, "That is quite an honor. It's the first time that I remember the railroad ever giving any money to anything for anybody. I think that's quite a wonderful thing that they make a donation to the Shriners."

Although Walter is the one honored today, it seems he's the one who's given the bigger gift.

Aspinwall noted, "Walter's contribution is steady and constant."

And Ambler said, "He embodies the spirit of what we would hope to have in our own people, and our history."

Walter was named the oldest man in the world in June; he will celebrates his 113th birthday on September 21st.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Shrine Run

The Al Malaikah Shrine Motor Patrol would like to thank everyone that showed up Sunday for the Shrine/Golden State HOG charity run.

The thick smoke that was hanging over Los Angeles did not make for a great day to ride. But the riders that showed up were there for the Kids.
Everyone had a great time and the great prizes at the end of the ride. We are happy with the turn out for our first time working with the HOG's and,with all the Fires around LA said Jay Monroe. He said we are looking for a bigger turn out next year.

Shriners appreciate friends and neighbors for golf tournament help

September 1, 2009
The Shriners of North America spends $1.75 million every day for crippled and burned children from the communities of North America.
We are very proud to support this philanthropy, and we wish to thank the following merchants for their generous assistance in being a tee sponsor again this year for our recent golf tournament at the Payson Golf Course:

Chapman Chevrolet, Payson Concrete, Steve Cantrill-ERA Realty Executives, Ted Pettet-State Farm, Plant Fair, Fargo’s, Payson Funeral Home, Payson Inn-Best Western, American Family Insurance, Big O Tire, Chase Bank, Star Valley Veterinarian, Miller Auto Works, Chitwood Cabinets, Candle Shop, Payson Jewelers, Beeline Chiropractic, Tiny’s Restaurant, Sportsman’s Chalet, Payson Golf Course, Cousins Subs, KDJ Beauty, Brian Tollefson, financial adviser, Mountain Air Auto, American Legion, Rose Harper-ERA Realty, Farmers Insurance, Diamond J Vet, Service, International Logistics, Mama Joe’s Grill, Wilma Young-Coldwell Banker, Nifty 50s Restaurant, Ponderosa Market, Taylor’s Pine Service Center, Pine Hardware, Buchanan Construction and several Shriners.

Brian Tollefson, president, Zane Grey Shrine Club