Shriner Magazine Spring 2023

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Helping Kids Get Back in the Game


When competitors take the field, it’s a win- win-win-win-win situation for Shriners International, Shriners Children’s, temples and nobles, and patients and families. It’s been an exciting year for our organizations’ signature events, and there’s no sign of slowing down.

The East-West Shrine Bowl™ , held Feb. 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada, once again proved it is more than just a game, mixing the best in col- lege football with the most inspiring of patient stories. The East and West teams were coached by staff from the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, and in a big win for our athletes, head coaches Bill Belichick of the Patriots and Arthur Smith of the Falcons were also on hand at practices – providing an excellent chance for our athletes to show their talents in hopes of being drafted into the NFL. The 23rd Annual Shriners Children's College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, wrapped up as this magazine was going to print. Louisville, Michigan, Rice, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and TCU took the diamond for this premier nine-game tournament.

Next up? We’re back in Las Vegas October 9–15 for the Shri- ners Children’s Open , where top PGA golfers will take the links at the beautiful TPC Summerlin. The fun and games are all in service of Shriners Children’s, rais- ing the healthcare system’s profile and providing opportunities of a lifetime for patient ambassadors. Meanwhile, nobles and ladies who attend as volunteers or spectators also make memories to cherish. If you haven’t yet attended an event in person, is this the year you and your temple consider planning a trip? If not, gather together for fun and fellowship by hosting watch parties and local tie-in events.



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