Princeton’s Grant Foes has been selected to play in the 47th annual Illinois High School Shrine Football Game on Saturday June 19 at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University.
The Tigers two-way all-conference linemen is one of 106 of the state’s best football players that will participate in this all-star game to raise money for Shriners Hospital for Children, the official philanthropy of Shriners International.
Foes, who will play for Indiana Wesleyan University this fall, will be a member of the Red All-Stars.
Kick-off for the 47th annual game is scheduled for 11 a.m. The pregame festivities will begin at the stadium starting at 10 a.m.
Admission for this All Star Game is $10 and can be purchased at the gate.
More information about scheduled events, along with rosters for both the Red and Blue teams, can be found atwww.ilshrinegame.com.
Each year at the Shrine Game, two patients from the Shiners Hospital for Children are chosen to be the prince and princess. The princess is Hadley Holmes from Marion who is a patient at the Shriners Hospital in St Louis. The prince is Tim Bannon from Chicago who is a patient at the Shriners Hospital in Chicago. The prince and princess are honorary representatives from each hospital that will benefit from the money raised through the game.
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 Michael Bates from Divernon. He participated in this event in 2011 and played football at Illinois College.
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 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. Visit the Shriners Hospitals website at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
The estimated direct economic impact of hosting the Illinois High School Shrine Game in Bloomington-Normal is $92,600.