One Wolverine holds a Shrine Bowl record
Jan 27, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer
One of the great high school events of the year is the annual Shrine Bowl Football game. Wyoming's version, played annually in Casper in June, lines up most of the top football players from all Wyoming sports classifications for one last game.
The North plays the South.
Some players will go on to play in college, others won't.
But more important, the annual game is played to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children, a network of 22 medical facilities across North America. Children 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 patients' ability to pay.
That's right. Regardless of the patients' ability to pay.
It is an absolutely wonderful contribution the Shriners make to our world, and for those selected to play in Wyoming's all-star football game, the annual trip to the Shriners Hospital in Salt Lake City to see the incredible service the Shriners Hospitals provide is a memory for the players that will last a lifetime.
Riverton and Fremont County will be represented well in the 42nd annual Wyoming Shrine Bowl, scheduled to be played June 13 at Cheney Alumni Field on the campus of Natrona County High School.
Wolverines Brandon Fullerton, Bo Patterson and Casey Savage will put on their Riverton helmets one final time, and they are likely to decorate them with team stickers given to them from players that used to be opponents, but who will now become teammates and friends -- in some cases, lifelong friends.
Many former Wolverines greats have played in the game, but only one Wolverine, Brooks Paskett, holds a Wyoming Shrine Bowl record. In 1998, he nailed four field goals to score 12 of his North team's points in an 18-7 win over the South.
There are some bragging rights up for grabs this year. The best (but unofficial) record sheet has the series tied at 18-18 (and there have been three ties).
The teams will practice, attend a banquet, and march in a parade prior to the game, along with the Shriners and their funny scooters.
You know how the song goes, "If I had a million dollars..."
The Shriners, and their mission of helping our young in need, deserve our thanks and support.
Have a great sports week.
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