140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Friday, June 1, 2012

Kemmerer’s Ethan Archibald heading to Shrine Bowl

Posted: Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Ethan Archibald (right) stands beside coach Shawn Rogers (left). Archibald has been selected to play in the Shrine Bowl in Casper on June 9. Gazette photo/Ben Bannister

KEMMERER — Graduation isn’t the only reason Kemmerer High School senior Ethan Archibald is excited. Archibald has been selected to represent Kemmerer in the Shrine Bowl at Natrona County High School in Casper on June 9.

“I was pretty excited,” Archibald recalled. “I felt like all my hard work in high school football paid off.” 

According to Coach Shawn Rogers, 36 players from northern Wyoming and 36 players from southern Wyoming are selected to play in this all-star game.

“That includes all classifications,” Rogers told the Gazette, “six man all the way through four A.”

The week’s events begin on June 2.

“I’m going to miss a day because the first day is the day of graduation but I’ll be meeting them the day after in Evanston so we can go to the hospital and meet the kids,” Archibald said

At this time, the bowl players will meet the kids at Shriner’s Hospital and give them gifts.

“Not only is this an elite honor for a football player, but it’s a great opportunity for the kids,” Rogers remarked, “It works out all the way around.”

According to Rogers, the money is raised through ticket sales and ads that are placed in the program at the game.

“Basically, by being selected to do that, Ethan represents Kemmerer and the Shriners ask Kemmerer to help support him and Shriner’s Hospital,” Rogers said.

The Shriners help children with everything from prosthetics to burn rehabilitation.

“The kids that go to Shriner’s Hospital don’t pay a dime,” Rogers said, “It’s pretty neat.”

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