Since 1925 the East-West Shrine Game® has been more than just a football game. It’s been a showcase for the next generation of NFL greats and a priceless benefit event for Shriners Hospitals for Children®. The East-West Shrine Game is the longest-running all-star college football game, combining great football with a great cause and creating experiences for players that will last a lifetime.
Playing for the kids at 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 orthopaedic 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 families’ ability to pay.
- Players and coaches visit Shriners Hospitals for Children — Tampa before the game.
- Games, crafts and other activities bring together college football players and children for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
- Coaches and players gain a personal understanding of the meaning of the game.
Watch the 2013 Player’s Hospital Visit.
Learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Shriners International – the men behind the hospitals
Shriners International was founded in 1872, and now has 309,000 members in 195 temples in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and the Republic of Panama. Shriners Hospitals for Children was founded by the fraternity in 1922 and they continue to support the hospital system.
Learn more about Shriners International.